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Kenrich Williams: I would like to retire with the thunder

It’s no surprise why Kenrich Williams, a 27-year-old with a bargain $2 million contract for this season and next, is going to be pursued by playoff contenders as the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline nears. The rebuilding Thunder might do well by dealing him for more draft picks, or perhaps a promising young player. Williams, though, has no interest in being traded. “I want to be here with the Thunder,” Williams told The Oklahoman on Friday. “This might sound far fetched, but I would like to retire here with the Oklahoma City Thunder.”
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“All I know is our organization really likes him, and he really likes us,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said. “That has a lot of weight with Sam. I know that for a fact. “Obviously we’re always going to do what’s best for the team, but he’s certainly a guy we have a lot of respect for and a lot of love for.”