Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder GM Sam Presti confirmed that the staff would train their choice to maintain Lu Dort for the 2022-23 season. Dort will now be on the Thunder’s books at $1,930,681 for the upcoming season.
OKC may have declined Dort’s choice and made him a restricted free agent in July. That might have allowed the Thunder to manage the free agent course of for Dort, as they may have matched any supply he bought.
Now, Dort might be an unrestricted free agent in the summertime of 2023, barring him signing an extension. Oklahoma Metropolis will not have cap house this summer season, as they’re carrying a couple of massive expiring offers and have over $27 million in useless cash for Kemba Walker on their books.
In the summertime of 2023, the Thunder are positioned to have over $40 million in cap house. That additionally could have factored in, as OKC could not have needed to eat into that house with a brand new deal for Dort now.