2013 NBA Free Agency: Grading the offseason for the Northwest Division

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Oklahoma City Thunder

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Steven Adams (Pittsburgh) walks on stage after being selected as the number twelve overall pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Players Added:

Rookies: G Alex Abrines, F Steven Adams, F Grant Jerrett, F Andre Roberson, F Szymon Szewczyk

Free Agents: G Derek Fisher (re-signed)

Trades: None

Players Lost

Free Agents: None

Trades: G Kevin Martin

Waived: None

It’s another quiet offseason in OKC as payroll problems led to them letting their sixth man walk.

All they have to show for the offseason is a role player in Fisher and their draft picks.

I love the Thunder’s draft though, although it won’t pay off for years.

Adams is a freak of nature but has work to do, Jerrett is a talented stretch 4 and Roberson is a great rebounder. The Thunder’s D-League team will be stacked but overall it is another disappointing offseason for a team so close to winning a title.

However the Thunder sticks to their plan on building through the draft and do it as well as any franchise. If a guy like Jeremy Lamb can replace Martin, then the Thunder won’t miss a beat.

That’s a big if though at this point.

Grade: C

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