Trail Blazers trade targets ranked from probable to pipe dream

What can Portland realistically land at the trade deadline and what would be an absolute miracle?
Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz (left); Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic
Lauri Markkanen, Utah Jazz (left); Franz Wagner, Orlando Magic / Alex Goodlett/GettyImages
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Josh Giddey

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a legitimate chance to win the Western Conference. They're not out of the NBA title conversation, either. They're young, they're talented, they're well coached and they play like a team filled with veterans, not ones on rookie contracts.

That being said, OKC could still use some help in its frontcourt. Chet Holmgren is the leader in the clubhouse for Rookie of the Year, but after that, the Thunder lack any real size. After Holmgren comes Davis Bertans, Aleksej Pokusevski and the "other" Jaylin Williams. That's not instilling fear into anyone.

Ayton would be an OK fit next to Holmgren and at the very least would give the Thunder another 7-footer. Oklahoma City could be another potential destination for Grant, who would give head coach Mark Daigneault another combo forward and 3-point threat.

Giddey is the most likely member of the Thunder to be traded if the franchise decides to make a move. He would bring a much different element, arguably a much-needed one, to the Blazers' guard rotation. The Australian is a 6-foot-8 point guard who averaged 16.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists last season when he started 76 games.

His minutes are down this year but he's still producing at a high level and has upped his 3-point percentage to a career-high 36 percent. Giddey would bring size, versatility, playmaking and unselfishness to a backcourt that features a pair of score-first guards in Anfernee Simons and Shaedon Sharpe.