The Green Effect: How Jeff Green's contract extension impacts other OKC players

Jeff Green's potential contract extension could have repercussions for years to come
By Darnell Mayberry, Staff Writer, Modified: June 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm •  Published: June 29, 2010

Right now he's a center prospect with great potential. If he is to make a dent in the Thunder's payroll when he's due for a raise he'll first have to show much more. Right now it's not much of an issue. Cole Aldrich

Even if Green gets a five-year deal, Aldrich's extension wouldn't kick in until Green has just one more year left on his deal. That would mean the Thunder, depending on what types of deals it does with its other young talent, could extend Aldrich without worrying much about Aldrich potentially bloating the books for an even longer period.

Thabo Sefolosha

Because the defensive whiz inked such a cost-efficient deal (four years, $13.8 million) it's unlikely the Thunder would need to trade Sefolosha. Sefolosha is scheduled to make just $3.9 million in the final year of his contract, when extensions for Durant, Green, Westbrook, Harden, Ibaka, Maynor and Mullens would all be on the books.

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