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Three Thunder players make HoopsHype top 100 trade value ranking

The HoopsHype staff constructed a list of the top 100 players in the NBA with the most trade value. In terms of what factors the staff prioritized in creating the list, the article stated the following variables:

“Player’s talent, age, availability, positional scarcity, current salary, and what their next contract could look like.”

For the Thunder, only three of its players took up a spot in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey and Lu Dort. Let’s take a look at what the HoopsHype staff had to say about each of these three individuals and what their trade value ranking is among the top 100 players in the league.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 20th

“Oklahoma City could probably get a package of picks similar to the amount they received for Paul George for Gilgeous-Alexander if they wanted to extend their rebuild. Look for the Thunder to continue developing him and their lottery picks and to start competing soon.”

Josh Giddey: 68th

“Giddey seems to be part of the next great Thunder team alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and whoever they select in this year’s draft. He should rise through these rankings over the next few seasons.”

Lu Dort: 74th

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“Dort’s four-year minimum contract is running out of time, and he is currently eligible to extend for $14 million annually for multiple years. He should still maintain strong trade value on a raise in that range and could potentially get more if he hits restricted free agency.”

Story originally appeared on Thunder Wire