Just like that, the lockout is over (pretty much) and free agency and training camps start Dec. 9.
Which means it’s time to get that speculating hat back on and get to talking about basketball again. How so very sweet it is.
When free agency opens, the Thunder will pretty much have two things on their plate:
1) Ink Russell Westbrook to a max extension
2) Decide whether or not to re-sign or match any offer on Daequan Cook
After that, it should be a pretty smooth sailing two-week offseason for Sam Presti. Still, you have to wonder, with a little bit of cap space in their pocket, could Oklahoma City potentially be a free agent player?
No, probably not. The rotation is all but set, the roster is pretty much full, there isn’t a lot of cap space left over, especially with the moves that need to be done (though keep in mind, Westbrook’s extension won’t count until next year) and Presti definitely doesn’t have a history of signing free agents. Especially ones that aren’t just token veterans to fill out a roster. Keep Reading…