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The Oklahoma City Thunder are looking for ways to shed salary and are making some of their key players “very available,” according to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated.
Center Steven Adams, point guard Dennis Schroder and swingman Andre Roberson could be had with the right offer, Fischer reported, as could the 21st overall draft pick.
Thunder general manager Sam Presti has had success in the past moving salary off the roster — with last season’s trade of Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks being the latest example. Interestingly, that trade brought back Schroder, who played a significant role behind and alongside Russell Westbrook.
“After being on the hook for a league-high luxury tax bill in 2018/19 (reportedly $61.6MM), the Thunder project to be well over the tax line again next season,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote. “Currently, the team has committed approximately $144.5MM in guaranteed money to nine players for ’19/20.”
The Thunder lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
The NBA Draft is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. EST in Brooklyn.