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NBA Mock Trade: Thunder Use Package to Grab High Upside Forward


No matter how his interviews have gone, Eason is one in all the best upside players within the draft, with the tools to grow to be a force within the league.

Eason stands at 6-foot-8 and boasts a 7-foot-2 wingspan.

After one season with Cincinnati, he transferred to LSU and primarily played the sixth man role. He averaged 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1.9 steals and 1.1 block in only 24.4 minutes per game.

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He’s very raw, but displayed irrefutable work ethic and dominance with the Tigers. He’s a swing, but actually one value taking.

Eason is a fringe lottery pick, connected to a couple of of the later teams but more likely to be just on the skin looking in. Along with his stock potentially slipping, he could go anywhere from the lottery to the early twenties.

With a win-now mentality, the Denver Nuggets won’t be looking to accumulate too many more prospects in the intervening time. Trading for multiple picks gives them added assets to exit and acquire veterans who could also be searching for a change of scenery.

Needs to be be hanging around early twenties, Oklahoma City has enough ammo to vault forward into that range. Here’s what a possible trade for Eason could appear to be:

Oklahoma City gets: No. 21 overall pick

Denver gets: No. 30 overall pick, No. 34 overall pick, 2024 Wizards SRP

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