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

Regardless of how his interviews went, Eason is one of the most promising players in the draft, with the tools to become a force in the league.

Eason is 6ft 8in tall and has a wingspan of 7ft 2in.

After one season with Cincinnati, he transferred to LSU and mostly played as the sixth man. He averaged 16.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.1 blocks in just 24.4 minutes per game.

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He’s very raw, but has shown an undeniable work ethic and dominance with the Tigers. It’s a swing, but definitely one worth taking.

Eason is a fringe lottery pick, connected to a few of the latest teams, but likely to be just outside. With his stock potentially slipping, he could go anywhere from the lottery to the early twenties.

With a winning mentality now, the Denver Nuggets may not be looking to acquire too many prospects right now. Trading for multiple picks gives them extra strengths to go out and acquire veterans who may be looking for a change of scenery.

Should lag in the early 20s, Oklahoma City has enough ammo to advance into that range. Here’s what a potential trade for Eason could look like:

Oklahoma City gets: 21st overall pick

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


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