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James Johnson will benefit OKC Thunder either as mentor or trade chip

OKC Thunder trade: James Johnson #16 of the Miami Heat. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

James Johnson is headed to the OKC Thunder to complete the Wolves deal and will offer benefits either as a mentor or as a trade chip.

The biggest move OKC Thunder, VP and GM Sam Presti made from a draft prospect perspective was the swing to bring in big risk – big reward youngster Aleksej Pokusevski. The Thunder front-office executive was busy making deals even before Adam Silver announced Anthony Edwards as the 2020 top draft pick selected by the Wolves.