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OKC Thunder declined Mike Muscala's team option

Thunder Wire logo Thunder Wire 6/30/2022 Clemente Almanza
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The Oklahoma City Thunder declined the 2023-23 team option for Mike Muscala, per HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto. Muscala’s option would have had him paid $3.5 million next season.

Muscala will be a free agent and can seek to join other teams. There’s also the possibility the Thunder decide to bring back Muscala on a cheaper deal.

Considering the Thunder have a roster crunch of young players, fitting in the 30-year-old seems a bit forced. The minutes could go to younger players who need them for developmental purposes.

This is the third move for the Thunder on Wednesday. The team also declined Lu Dort’s option, making him a restricted free agent, and picked up Isaiah Roby’s option.

Muscala underwent season-ending ankle surgery in March. In three seasons with the Thunder, Muscala averaged 7.3 points and three rebounds while shooting 39.2% from 3 on nearly four attempts per game.

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