OKC Thunder Targeting Veteran Centers to Bolster Roster

The Oklahoma City Thunder are making waves as they head into the offseason with a whopping $35 million in cap space. This unique opportunity has put them in the market for a veteran center to strengthen their roster for the upcoming season.

One area of concern for the Thunder is the lack of a traditional backup big man. With Chet Holmgren being the only center on the roster for next season, OKC is eyeing several established centers to fill this gap.

According to HoopsHype NBA insider Michael Scotto, the Thunder are considering marquee names in the free-agent center market. Players such as Nic Claxton, Isaiah Hartenstein, and Jonas Valanciunas are on their radar.

Claxton, known for his athleticism and lob threat, could bring a new dynamic to the Thunder’s frontcourt. Valanciunas, a rebounding machine, could address OKC’s rebounding issues single-handedly. Hartenstein, coming off a breakout season, is also a potential target for the Thunder.

While these players could significantly improve the Thunder’s roster, their high price tags may make them unrealistic options for OKC. Nevertheless, the Thunder are actively exploring all possibilities to bolster their lineup for the upcoming season.