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The 4 worst trades in OKC Thunder's history 

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The Thunder failed to see the immense potential of James Harden
The Thunder failed to see the immense potential of James Harden

The Oklahoma City Thunder are the most recent addition to the NBA. The team relocated from Seattle in 2008, and the SuperSonics became the Thunder.

Despite their short history though, the Thunder have been home to some of the NBA's best players, such as Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden. But they have also made some serious errors in judgment, effecting trades that just can't be justified.

Sam Presti has been the franchise's general manager for their entire spell in Oklahoma, and here are the five worst trades under his management.


#4 Paul George trade with the Indiana Pacers

It looked unlikely that George would stay with the Thunder
It looked unlikely that George would stay with the Thunder

This looks like an okay trade now, but at the time it was considered a reckless deal. Paul George planned to sign for LA Lakers in the summer of 2018, and the Thunder signed him with this knowledge. George ultimately changed his mind, much to the surprise of NBA executives around the league.

Domantas Sabonis had the best season of his career last year, averaging 11.6 points-per-game from the bench. Victor Oladipo meanwhile went on to be the breakout star of the 17-18 season, being named both an All-Star and the NBA's Most Improved Player.

Ultimately, OKC saved some face when George signed a long-term deal, but they still gave up two very good players to land PG13.

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