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Thunder needs help in free agency

by Darnell Mayberry Published: June 29, 2014

For the Thunder, the idea is to pay the tax when Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka are on their second extensions and in the prime years of their careers rather than paying it now, triggering those stiffer tax penalties and running the risk of having to break up the team’s core when it is entering its best years.

Nevertheless, when free agency opens Oklahoma City has to hunt for some help.

Take a look at the top 25 free agents this summer has to offer, as well as five cheaper alternatives should the Thunder decide to go bargain shopping.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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