Shane Battier Not Interested In OKC?
Bulldog free agent Shane Battier has narrowed his list of potential destinations.
And Oklahoma City doesn’t appear to be on it.
According to NBA.com’s David Aldridge, Battier has trimmed his wish list to just a handful of teams.
Free agent forward Shane Battier has narrowed his list of prospective teams from more than the original dozen or so to a handful of teams, including his current team, the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami, Indiana and Toronto, according to a league source.”
It’s possible this list is not comprehensive. Still, it’s no surprise the Thunder isn’t at least listed here. Twice in the past week I attempted to explain why Battier isn’t a likely option in OKC. You can see those explanations here and here.
But there is something that stands out about Battier’s alleged wish list. Of the four teams mentioned, only one, the Heat, is a title contender. The Grizzlies, only on the list because Battier last played in Memphis, are a likely playoff team, while the Pacers and Raptors both would be happy sneaking into the playoffs this season. That sort of goes against conventional wisdom, or at least the logic most adopted when they believed the 33-year-old Battier would only be interested in signing with a club in the championship hunt.
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