Thunder trade Byron Mullens to Bobcats for pick


B.J. Mullens is a guy who can’t get off the Thunder bench — he’s played in just 26 games over two years.

He’s going to get his chance now — Mullens has been traded to the Charlotte Bobcats to help out their depleted frontcourt, reports the Oklahoman. The Bobcats are sending back a second-round pick.

Mullens was buried behind Kendrick Perkins, Nazr Mohammed and Cole Aldrich in OKC. He was not going to get to play much at all this season, now he should get some real run.

Charlotte came into today talking about all the minutes 6’8” Boris Diaw was going to get at center. Now they have both Mullens and rookie Bismack Biyombo to at least give them some size and depth up front. Quality remains to be seen, but it is some size and depth.

Mullens was the No. 24 pick overall of the Mavericks but was traded to the Thunder on draft night. It didn’t work out there, but now he gets his chance.