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: $4,666,500
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.