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NBA Off Season Update, Part 5: Northwest Division – August 20th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Feb 9, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) and forward Kevin Durant (35) during the game against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma City Thunder

ROOKIES: 

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Restricted free agent Kyle Singler has agreed to a five-year, nearly $25M extension with Oklahoma City, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015

TRADED TO THUNDER:

TRADED FROM THUNDER:

BIG MOVE:

With 12 players under contract there wasn’t much off season maneuvering to be done by GM Sam Presti. Rather, he’d done most of his work at the trade deadline in February.  Though you might get a debate from me on the amount he paid to retain Kanter it’s understandable given  Thunder franchise super star Durant enters free agency next summer.

Sam Presti wanted to address the few free agents he did have quickly so the Thunder can focus on getting new coach Billy Donavon assimilated and focus on the youth’s growth or new schemes he’ll be implementing.

Let’s face it the Thunder and more specifically Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka will be more than ready to exact their revenge come November after a season of constant injury. Despite barely missing out on the playoffs it does feel like perhaps all this rest may have served to fuel the young trio’s desire to regain prominence while also offering ample rest and relaxation.

Next: Reformulation?

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