Brooks said he might decide on final cuts as early as Saturday. “We're going to evaluate what all the guys have done and probably practice once or twice and then make that decision,” Brooks said.
The NBA roster maximum is 15.
OKC players had Thursday off and return to practice Friday morning. … The Thunder won four of its final five preseason games to finish 4-3 and has a full week before playing its regular-season opener Nov. 1 at San Antonio. “We just have to lock in and zone in on what we want to do in the next week,” Brooks said. … OKC is now 12-17 all-time in the preseason. … The Thunder had five sellouts in seven preseason games and drew a paid attendance of 114,159, which included an opening night crowd of 5,198 in Hidalgo, Texas, against the Houston Rockets. The other six games had an average attendance of 18,160.
Brooks on making the final cuts: “It's a tough decision, but it's a decision that has to be made. It's a very tough league to make. As a player it's hard to make this league and when you do, it's a privilege to be in the league.”
BY JOHN ROHDE