Grading and examining every OKC Thunder player contract

Dennis Schroder and Chris Paul, OKC Thunder (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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OKC Thunder center Steven Adams looks forward to his future (Photo by Zach Beeker/NBAE via Getty Images) /

With the OKC  Thunder under the luxury tax for the first time in years, let’s take a look and grade every player’s contract

Looking forward into the future, the OKC Thunder soon will have an ample amount of cap space in order to sign impact free agents, something they’ve been lacking for years.

After the Thunder bought out power forward Patrick Patterson, they were officially under the luxury tax, a spot where they haven’t been since the 2016-2017 season.

The Thunder currently have 13 players under contract for next season, giving them two more open roster spots to either sign another two-way player like Luguentz Dort or sign one of the remaining free agents. Or they could offer Kevin Hervey a position which might make sense given his positive showing at Vegas in Summer League.

With the draft picks and future cap flexibility gained over the summer, the Thunder have a variety of routes they can take regarding the cap.

If the Thunder want to get off a contract like Chris Paul or Dennis Schroder, they have the draft currency in order to do that (not saying they would). The Thunder have been up against the cap for the longest time, and finally, they have a direction that leads them to become a player in NBA free agency (even if nobody wants to sign in Oklahoma City).

With that out of the way, let’s examine and grade every current OKC Thunder player’s contract to see if they present positive or negative value.