The Oklahoma City Thunder rescinded the qualifying offer to guard Dion Waiters on Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent, league sources told The Vertical. The move protects salary cap space for the Thunder’s primary offseason objective, league sources said: persuading five-time All-Star guard Russell Westbrook to renegotiate his contract, which would eliminate his 2017 free agency.
September 30, 2016 | 6:54 pm EDT Update
Rondo and Wade have tried to defuse that, even though it’s only at the words stage. “It’s important because all egos have to go out the window,” Rondo told NBA.com Monday at media day. “I wanted to play with a competitor, a warrior beside me. Based on the years I played against Jimmy, I felt like he was the best fit.”