The (Kevin) Durant holding pattern creates a potentially interesting situation for Dion Waiters, the Thunder’s other, far less significant but still important free agent.
Should Durant return, it seems likely the Thunder bring back Waiters. He’s a restricted free agent, meaning OKC can match any contract he signs. With Durant back, the Thunder wouldn’t have the financial flexibility to add a significant piece from the outside.
Should Durant leave, though, Waiters may become expendable at a certain price.
Source: Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman
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