Grading and examining every OKC Thunder player contract

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Terrance Ferguson:

Two-years, $6.4 million dollars (3rd-year RFA)

Terrance Ferguson will enter the 2019-2020 season with two more years on his rookie deal before the Thunder have an important decision to make.

Will the Thunder try to extend him before he reaches restricted free agency? Will the team let him walk or match an offer?

Ferguson’s deal is fine at the moment, he’s being paid about one million over a minimum deal for the remaining two seasons and should theoretically improve as he ages. The question is, how much? Is Ferguson really worth keeping in 2021 free agency?

In 128 playoff minutes last year, Ferguson attempted zero free throws. In 28 games last season, Ferguson attempted less than five shots. These simply aren’t numbers you want from your starting shooting guard, no matter who it is. I could understand the argument that he’s still only 21, and he was surrounded by two ball-dominant stars, but I have yet to see him show me something that makes me think the Thunder should definitely lock him up for the foreseeable future.

While his current rookie contract is perfectly fine, I think the question about his contract is how much are the Thunder willing to pay him?

Grade: B+