It’s something that also will keep the Thunder under the $71.75 million tax threshold this season. Barely. But the team will remain far enough under the tax to sign one more matching minimum contract without exceeding the threshold thanks to the league’s reimbursement policy for players with at least three years of service.
In order to not exceed the tax in the event of a second potential minimum signing, however, the Thunder would have to part with at least one of its three players on non-guaranteed contracts, Daniel Orton, DeAndre Liggins or Hasheem Thabeet.
The Thunder had a standing offer to free agent forward Mike Miller, the same deal it gave Fisher. But according to a report Wednesday, Miller will sign with Memphis, a team he played for from 2003-08.