Dikeembe Muto is a key piece of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s rebuilding effort.
He can be a key part of the team’s long-term future, which is why he should be dealt.
While Oklahoma City’s future in Oklahoma City will remain murky after its next playoff series, there is some concern about Mutombo’s contract.
Oklahoma City could use his salary, but there’s also some uncertainty as to whether he’s worth the $7 million he’s making.
Mutombo is an All-Star for the Thunder and will be a free agent after the 2019-2020 season.
According to ESPN, the Thunder will likely be looking for a big man, with their first big free agent this offseason likely to be another guard.
Oklahoma can use the $3 million they would save on Mutombo to improve the frontcourt, but the Thunder’s frontcourt depth is a question mark.
Oklahoma City also would be interested in a veteran guard who can contribute immediately, but that’s a long shot given how well Kevin Durant has played.
The Thunder also could consider a trade for a veteran big man like a veteran center like a center like J.J. Redick.
Oklahoma could be looking to move a veteran forward, though it’s hard to say how much of a deal the Thunder would be willing to take for a young player like Mutombo.
The Thunder are expected to move Oklahoma City forward, which could mean they’ll move one of their core players or at least get someone else in return.
However, if the Thunder move forward with an offensive-minded frontcourt that’s better than what they’ve had, there’s some question about how much it would be worth.
The Thunder could be able to use the money the Thunder save on Durant to get a player like Dikembe Mutombo, who can be an effective defender and could provide the Thunder with a young big man who can become a solid contributor for years to come.