Oklahoma City Thunder: Roster, salaries and contract status for Thunder players

OKC THUNDER — A look at the salaries and contract status for the Thunder roster.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 26, 2011 at 7:31 pm •  Published: November 26, 2011
Advertisement
;

OKC THUNDER SALARIES AND CONTRACT STATUS

A look at the Oklahoma City Thunder's roster, salaries and contract status once the NBA lockout ends.

PLAYER; POS.; AGE; 2011-12 SALARY

Cole Aldrich; C; 23; $2,286,000

Contract status: Can agree to an extension July 1, 2013 or become restricted free agent after 2013-14.

Nick Collison; PF; 31; $3,272,997

Contract status: Signed through 2014-15.

Daequan Cook; SG; 24; $3,126,764

Contract status: The salary above is OKC’s qualifying offer to Cook, a restricted free agent. The Thunder can retain him by matching any offer.

Kevin Durant; SF; 23; $13,603,750

Contract status: Signed through 2015-16.

James Harden; SG; 22; $4,604,760

Contract status: Can agree to an extension July 1, 2012 or become restricted free agent after 2012-13.

Serge Ibaka; PF; 22; $1,288,200



Key points to the tentative agreement to end the NBA lockout

NBA owners and players have reached a tentative agreement to end the 149-day lockout and plan to begin the delayed season on Christmas Day.

Here are some highlights:

* The deal: Largely completed around 3 a.m. EST Saturday, then announced. More details still must be tackled including dismissing all pending lawsuits, making the National Basketball Players Association f an actual union again and voting by both the players and owners to ratify the agreement.

Key dates: Dec. 9 (free agency opens, camps open), Dec. 25 (games begin).

Owners' biggest win: Reducing the players' guarantee of basketball-related income to no higher than 51 percent after they received 57 percent under the previous collective bargaining agreement. With each BRI point worth about $40 million based on last season's revenues, that's a swing of at least $240 million annually, erasing most of what owners said were $300 million in losses last season.

Owners' biggest loss: The NFL style hard cap and non-guaranteed contracts they sought. The system is in fact similar to the old one, just with harsher luxury tax penalties to limit spending.

Players' biggest win: The preservation of the midlevel exception — though in a reduced form — and various trade rules for teams over the luxury tax, keeping the biggest market teams in the running to bid for them, even if they can't pay as much as they used to.

Players' biggest loss: Money. They're transferring more than $1 billion in salary and benefits to owners in the first six years of the deal.

What's next: Look for talks early this week on a preseason schedule, the dismissal or settlement of pending lawsuits, then movement toward getting the entire CBA written.

The Associated Press

Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    10 Most Popular Wedding 'First Dance' Songs
  2. 2
    Psychologists Studied the Most Uptight States in America, and Found a Striking Pattern
  3. 3
    Facebook Post Saves Drowning Teen
  4. 4
    Saturday's front page of the New York Times sports section is simple: LeBron James and transactions
  5. 5
    The 19th-century health scare that told women to worry about "bicycle face"
+ show more