OKC wants some of that 'FIRST TEAM, ALL-DEFENSE!' Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Suddenly lacking in perimeter defense, the Oklahoma City Thunder are looking to the Chicago Bulls for help ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline.

According to a report by KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, the Thunder and the Bulls have discussed the expiring contract of veteran Tony Allen, who arrived in Chicago as part of the Nikola Mirotic trade.

Oklahoma City just lost Andre Roberson for the season. The All-Defensive Second Teamer suffered a ruptured patellar tendon while going up for a dunk during a win over Detroit last month. Since Roberson went down, the Thunder are just 1-4 and have given up an average of 112.6 points per game.

With Oklahoma City having high playoff hopes and Chicago having little use for two months of a 36-year-old on a rebuilding team, a trade involving the three-time All-Defensive First Teamer Allen would likely benefit both sides.

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