June 25, 2016, 12:54 am
The Thunder will pick up the team option for Ersan Ilyasova this season.
At $8.4 million he’s not a great deal but he’s affordable and he’ll ease the transition for rookie Domantas Sabonis. Ilyasova is lead-footed and when confident he can shoot the three, and the hope is that with better teammates some of his versatility can have room to breathe. Playing next to Steven Adams he’ll have a better shot at surviving defensively, but he won’t be able to play opposite Sabonis or Enes Kanter very much. Deep league owners will want to pay attention but that’s the best we can say at this time.