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Thunder Pursuing Backup Big Man?

Thunder Pursuing Backup Big Man?
Published On: Fri, Jan 11
Feb 21, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Mo Williams (7) drives to the basket during the second half of the game against the Oklahoma Thunder at Time Warner Cable Arena. Thunder win 110-103. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

TheA Thunder, who are currently without centerA Nerlens Noel, are a€œactively pursuinga€ backup big men, Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports hears (Twitter link).

As Smith notes, Oklahoma City is averse to taking on much a€“ if any a€“ money due to luxury tax concerns. Currently, the teama€™s tax bill projects to be easily the highest in the NBA. Still, the Thunder feel they need at least one more big man to their roster for the postseason, Smith adds.

Noel has been a solid backup center for the Thunder this season behindA Steven Adams, but took a scary fall during Tuesdaya€™s loss to the Timberwolves and wasA diagnosed with a concussion. Noel appears to have avoided a more serious injury, such as a fracture, but his recovery timeline is up in the air. Hea€™ll need to show that hea€™s symptom-free before he can resume basketball activities.

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