FREE AGENCY : Finding front court help for the Thunder.

The Thunder currently have 33 million dollars in cap room, and they are in desperate need of front court depth. Though there may not be someone available at the moment who the Thunder could sign and look at as a future center (no pun intended ) piece of the franchise there are some very talented and experienced players the Thunder could look at to help prevent 99% of their opponents points per game to come from the paint.

Aron Baynes- On August 4th the Raptors waived center Aron Baynes. Though Baynes may not be an anchor defensively his 6 foot 10 inch body would be greatly useful for the Thunder this season. Last year for the Raptors Baynes averaged 6.0 PPG, 4.6 REBS , and 0.8 assist. Baynes did have a 16 rebound game at one point during the season for the Raptors. He would also bring his ability to space the floor as he can step out and shoot the three, giving SGA and Giddey another weapon on the perimeter. 

Bismack Biyombo- Unlike Baynes, Biyombo would bring a shot blocking presence, coming off last year where he averaged 1.1 BPG for the Charlotte Hornets. His 7-6 wingspan would be very beneficial for the Thunder.  He is not much of a threat from the perimeter at all, in fact he doesn’t draw much attention at all on offense, but his toughness and tenacity along with his defensive prowess does more than enough to help the Thunder overlook his offensive shortcomings

Tacko Fall- It’s hard to put together a list of guys who the Thunder should look to for size on the free agency market without including Tacko Fall. Fall stands at a towering 7 foot 5 with an unbelievable 8 foot 4 wingspan. This past season Fall gave the Celtics 2.5 PPG, along with 2.6 REBS, and 1.1 blocks per game. To be so tall he is very mobile on both sides of the court, has shown the ability to drive the basketball from the perimeter. He also has a pretty nice repertoire of moves down in the post with solid footwork to go along with it. He would be a solid addition to any team, and a great addition in OKC.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: