According to the good people over at Merriam-Webster dictionary, the chopping block is defined as a block for chopping wood or food. Just riveting stuff; fortunately for all of you, that is not the chopping block I will be talking about today about the OKC Thunder.
The second available definition for a chopping block is likely to be fired, removed, or eliminated, and the OKC Thunder will have to remove a few players from their roster before next season.
Who is on the chopping block for the OKC Thunder going into the 2023-2024 NBA Season?
It has been well-established and discussed across various platforms that the OKC Thunder have too many players on their roster and will have to whittle down the number of players on the team from 20 to 15 before the 2023-2024 season.
Just last season, the same chopping block that is rearing its head this summer around OKC was felt by Isaiah Roby. A man victim to the numbers game who played some nice basketball for the Thunder in spurts in 2021-2022. The NBA is a business, and with that territory comes some tough decisions.
My job today is to tell you who is currently occupying the OKC Thunder chopping block and waiting for Sam Presti to swing his axe to sever a few roster members out of OKC and into free agency. The OKC Thunder currently sits at 20 rostered players. Only one two-way spot is currently filled, and his being held down by rookie Keyontae Johnson. Two-way spots are a whole new discussion I will leave on the table for now.
The topic of discussion is: which six players are on the chopping block for the OKC Thunder going into this season?