Kyle Singler Rumors

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Kyle Singler
Kyle Singler
Position: F
Born: 05/04/88
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
Salary: $4,837,500
But 15 times in the regular season, Singler wasn’t even on Oklahoma City’s active roster. And in a five-game playoff series loss to the Rockets, Singler played just once, 10 nondescript minutes in a Game 2 loss. That lack of production – coupled with Singler’s salary – has led to speculation about his future. But moving him isn’t a given. The Thunder could find a trade partner – a team willing to bet Singler could return to his Detroit form, or one willing to take him on as part of a larger deal – or it could waive him.
With the Thunder possibly looking to get under the luxury tax, there is a chance the team releases Singler altogether and stretches the remaining $9.7 million guaranteed on his deal. (The final season of his contract is non-guaranteed.) In the case of Singler, specifically, that would mean waiving him, then spreading out his cap hit to $1.4 million a year over seven years. Singer gets ’18 and ’19 salaries, either way. Merely how the cap number is distributed changes.
Storyline: Kyle Singler Buyout?
Keeping dead money on the books is never ideal, but stretching Singler would save the team about $3.3 million in cap room for 2017-18 and $3.6 million the following season. It’s a distinct possibility. And it leads to what could be a summer of waiting for Singler, though it’s worth noting the Thunder both publicly and privately laud Singler’s work ethic and attitude.
Singler got in the gym right after the season. When players were preparing for summer league, Singler was right there as well. “You basically went through training camp with us,” said Huestis. “When I was trying to think about how I want to maximize my summer, my first thing I wanted to do was play as much basketball as possible,” Singler said. “I knew that summer league was coming around and guys were gonna be here working out, playing. I thought that was a great opportunity to come in for sure.”