CUT DAY COMING SOON
No training camp invitees were waived Friday, but Brooks said the roster will be trimmed to the league-maximum 15 players soon.
Only one player between DeAndre Liggins, Daniel Orton, Hollis Thompson and Andy Rautins will make the final roster.
“We'll make that decision in the next day or two,” Brooks said. “Like I've said all along, all of them have done very well. They've put themselves in a good position. Obviously we can't keep them all. That's going to be a tough decision. But that's going to happen soon.”
If you include Saturday, the Thunder has just five days to come to terms on a contract extension with James Harden before Wednesday's deadline. One reason for optimism is the Thunder's track record of getting deals done under the gun. Last year, Russell Westbrook signed his extension six days before the deadline. In 2009, Thabo Sefolosha inked a four-year deal just three days before the deadline. … A photography crew from The New York Times Magazine attended practice Friday. The crew had a shoot scheduled with seven players to run with a feature in the magazine that is expected to be out in early November. … Nike will make official merchandise of Durant available in December. The clothing and apparel line is expected to include T-shirts, hats and backpacks among other things marked with his signature “KD” logo.