Thunder to sign G-League big man Solomon

Richard Solomon is likely headed back to the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League.

The Oklahoma City Thunder intend to sign G-League forward Richard Solomon to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Solomon, 26, has been playing for the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s minor-league affiliate. He is averaging 13.6 points and 8.6 rebounds and shooting a sizzling 60 percent from the field in 31 games.

The Thunder need bodies, as they are carrying 12 players and the league requires 14.

Solomon is 6-foot-11 and has twice spent time with the Thunder in training camp, both in 2014 and again before the start of this season. He went undrafted out of Cal in 2014.

“While this is just my speculation, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Thunder wait until Thursday to finalize Solomon’s deal,” Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors wrote. “That would allow the team to avoid keeping him on the roster for longer than 10 days — 10-day contracts must span at least three games, and OKC’s next three games fall on February 14, February 22, and February 23.”