Thunder to waive Singler, use stretch provision

Kyle Singer appeared in just 12 games last season with the Thunder.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are waiving small forward Kyle Singler and will use the stretch provision to reduce the cost of the roster, according to a report from ESPN.

Singler, 30, is entering the final year of his contract. He appeared in just 12 games last season, averaging 1.9 points.

Before that, he spent two-and-half seasons as a reserve with Thunder, following a trade with the Detroit Pistons in the 2014-15 season.

He averaged 9.2 points in his two years with the Pistons, but failed to find a real fit or role with the Thunder.

“Singler is owed $4,996,000 for 2018-19 and $5,333,500 for 2019-20, but his second-year salary is non-guaranteed, meaning the Thunder will only be responsible for paying him this season’s salary,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote. “The club will have the ability to stretch the cap hits across five seasons, resulting in annual charges of $999,200 through 2022/23.”

Singler will become an unrestricted free agent after clearing waivers.