Outside shooter: James Harden and Daequan Cook were swapped for Kevin Martin and Jeremy Lamb. Perhaps Lamb is the bombardier OKC needs in a pinch. If not, there are several shooters out there to be taken.
Five reasons the Thunder will not make a move
Contenders: The Thunder remains a strong contender to repeat Western Conference champs, which is a good thing. You can't reach the NBA Finals without winning the West.
Upheaval: OKC players already had to adjust when James Harden and three teammates were traded five days before the season opener. Why put the team through that again?
Elite status: The Thunder is 39-14, people. It has the second-best record in the NBA. Teams are trying to compete with the Thunder. It's not the other way around. Stand pat.
Chemistry: Why mess with OKC's mojo? The franchise has advanced to the first round, to the conference finals, to the NBA Finals, which is on course to bring this year's title.
Team unity: Keep the band together. Six key contributors were in last year's Finals against the Miami Heat and each player is equally driven to complete OKC's mission this year.
Five assets the Thunder owns
Lottery pick: OKC owns a protected first-round pick from Toronto that falls between pick Nos. 4-14 in 2013; Nos. 3-14 in 2014-15; Nos. 2-14 in 2016-17; and is unprotected in 2018.
Reggie Jackson: The second-year reserve point guard has shown flashes of his superb athleticism more frequently this season, which no doubt is bound the catch the eye of suitors.
Eric Maynor: Dependable backup point guard becomes a restricted free agent at the end of the season. Had major knee surgery last year, but is still viewed as a quality backup.
Kevin Martin: Unrestricted free agent after the season who is making $12.5 million this year. OKC can't pay Martin that much in a new deal, so could seek affordable replacement.
Kendrick Perkins: If a team can offer someone at the center position, Perk could be swapped. There's also an amnesty option with Perk, who is signed through the 2014-15 season.
Five untouchable assets: Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Serge Ibaka, Nick Collison, Thabo Sefolosha
Five players the Thunder could seek
Jermaine O'Neal (Phoenix): Veteran inside presence is making the league minimum and the Suns reportedly are willing to part with him for as little as a future draft choice, of which the Thunder has several.
Tony Allen (Memphis): Former Oklahoma State standout is a defensive bulldog who could aid the Thunder's quest for defensive consistency; an unrestricted free agent making $3.3 million this season.
J.J. Redick (Orlando): Sharpshooting unrestricted free agent making $6 million this season, but recently said he wants to remain with 15-37 Orlando, which doesn't speak very highly of his desire to win.
Amir Johnson (Toronto): A 6-foot-9 power forward averaging 9.7 points and 7.1 rebounds who is getting $6 million this season and $6.5 million next year. He's just 25 years old, but already in his eighth season.
J.J. Hickson (Portland): Doubtful the Thunder could obtain a player from within its own division, but the 24-year-old Hickson is an unrestricted free agent averaging a double-double (12.7 ppg, 10.3 rpg)