Thunder Trade Rumors: Oklahoma City Targeting Pair Of Defensive Stoppers Before The Deadline

The NBA season is churning right along with the trade deadline fast approaching on Thursday, and the Oklahoma City Thunder are now expected to be active as they try to find a replacement for Andre Roberson following his season-ending injury.

That search has them interested in acquiring guard Avery Bradley to replace Roberson, according to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post. The Los Angeles Clippers acquired guard Avery Bradley from the Detroit Pistons in the Blake Griffin trade, but they're looking to trade him again before the deadline.

Sources say the Thunder have expressed interest in Bradley, who was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday by the Pistons in the blockbuster deal that sent Blake Griffin to Detroit. Ever since that deal took place, there have been rumblings that the Clippers were considering moving on from the 27-year-old guard, who is in the final year of his contract and doesn’t seem likely to fit into their long-term plans.

Bradley, who made his debut for the Clippers on Saturday, is averaging 14.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game this season.

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The Thunder are also interested in acquiring veteran defensive stopper Tony Allen from the Chicago Bulls, who just acquired him from the New Orleans Pelicans in the Nikola Mirotic trade, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

In fact, with league sources indicating that talks centered on Robin Lopez have intensified and also that the Bulls and Thunder have discussed at least Tony Allen’s expiring contract, management will be busy between now and Thursday’s trade deadline.

Allen averaged 4.7 points and 2.1 rebounds in 22 games with New Orleans.

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