Oklahoma City Thunder Rumors
Asked about how his scoring (28.7, fourth in NBA; 1,090 total points, fifth) could take a back seat to any guard in the Eastern Conference, including starters Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan, Thomas demurred. “No I can’t (see it), but I mean if you look in the West, (Russell) Westbrook averages a triple-double and didn’t get in, so…,” Thomas said, not having to complete the sentence about the Oklahoma City guard, who after the All-Star reserves are announced next Thursday will likely come off the Western Conference bench behind James Harden and Steph Curry.”
The bulk of the external trade interest Gay attracted came in the offseason, most notably from Oklahoma City, Miami and Portland, but sources say Sacramento has had opportunities to move Gay since the season began and chose to hold off, presumably in hopes of giving itself the best chance of snagging the West’s No. 8 seed and thus bringing a halt to the league’s second-longest playoff drought (10 seasons and counting). The Kings, though, just went 1-6 on a crucial homestand to fall to 10th in the West at 16-25 and Friday begin an eight-game road trip (yes, eight) in Memphis.