Kyle Singler Returning to OKC on Five-Year $25 Million Deal

by July 02, 2015
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The OKC Thunder have locked up restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler on a reported five-year deal worth $25 million.

Singler, who was acquired from Detroit in a mid-season trade involving Reggie Jackson, averaged 3.7 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 26 games with the Thunder last season.

Per The Oklahoman:

Singler expressed a strong desire to remain with the Thunder at the end of last season, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti echoed those sentiments. […] “This is the type of environment that I think I thrive in,” said Singler at his exit interview in April. “A winning team. A winning organization. Talented players. This is where I want to be.”

 

Presti repeatedly praised Singler’s fundamentals and versatility when discussing his value to the Thunder.

 

“Finding a player in free agency that can shoot close to 40% from the three point line over the course of a season, embrace various roles, and stand as one of your more fundamental players at 6-9 is unlikely when over the cap and tax,” Presti said in May. “Therefore, we are hopeful we will be able to keep working with him in the future.”