The Thunder are sending Jeremy Lamb to the Hornets in exchange for Luke Ridnour’s non-guaranteed contract as well as a conditional 2016 second round pick, the team announced Thursday. Ridnour will not be joining the Thunder as he’ll be waived by the July 10 deadline, if not traded again.
It’s a pretty clear move to free a roster spot, likely to add whoever the 14th overall pick is tomorrow night.
So, Lamb’s career in Oklahoma City appears over. As the key piece in the James Harden deal, he never found footing with the Thunder, falling out of the rotation any time he got in it. There was expectation that he might find new life under Billy Donovan, but clearly, the Thunder are ready to move on.
Initially, the deal was reported as being Matt Barnes sent to the Thunder.