Oklahoma City Thunder’s General Manager Sam Presti has been a very busy man ever since last Friday night. After he traded Paul George for a boat load of picks and a couple of players from the Los Angeles Clippers, Presti has decided to restart and rebuild this team.
He also traded Jerami Grant to the Denver Nuggets for a couple of draft picks and now Presti traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and more draft picks.
Sam Presti will most likely trade Chris Paul to another team and Presti might get more picks in return. While he is at, center Steven Adams would be a solid fit for a team that needs a big man.
Who are some of the teams he could be traded to? The first team that comes to mind is the Sacramento Kings. They have Marvin Bagley III, but Sacramento lost Willie Cauley Stein in free agency. Adams would be a very good rim protector for them. They are also a team on the rise.
The second team that could use Steven Adams is the Miami Heat. After they lost Hassan Whiteside in a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers, Steven Adams would be a good fit with Miami but they might be trading for Chris Paul from the same team instead.
The third team that comes to mind is the Boston Celtics. They are still searching for a big man after they lost Al Horford and Aron Baynes to other teams in the offseason. Boston took a step back, but acquiring Adams in a trade would be a big step in the right direction for the Celtics.
A potential wild card team that could be a good fit for Steven Adams is the Indiana Pacers. They have made some very nice moves in the offseason so far. The only thing I have for them is I don’t think Indiana would be willing to trade away Myles Turner or Goga Bitadze.
Adams is only 25 years old. He played in 80 games last season. Steven Adams averaged 13.9 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.6 APG, 1 BPG, and 1.5 SPG.
He also has only two more years remaining on his contract. Adams will be owed over $25 million over the next two seasons.
It would be a very good idea to trade him now. They will probably most likely do that. This franchise should have won a lot of championships but the Oklahoma City Thunder only went to the finals once in 2012 and they never got back there after that. I wonder if there will be a 30-for-30 show on this franchise one day.