Report: Thunder, Nets discussing blockbuster deal involving Lopez
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven’t given up hope on landing center Brook Lopez.
The Thunder are in serious negotiations with the Brooklyn Nets involving Lopez for a package that would include Thunder guard Reggie Jackson, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported hours before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Philadelphia 76ers might also become part of a bigger, four-team deal that would include Nets forward Kevin Garnett and Timberwolves forward Thaddeus Young, Wojnarowski reports.
The Nets are gauging Jackson’s willingness to commit long-term with the team, according to Wojnarowski. The Thunder would include center Kendrick Perkins and forward Perry Jones in the proposed trade.
Jackson turned down a four-year, $48 million extension with the Thunder. He wants out of Oklahoma City in order to become a starter.
The teams engaged in trade talks involving Lopez in January, but that proposed deal, which also included the Charlotte Hornets, fell through.