Thunder Cut Diante Garrett, Rodney McGruder

October 25 2013 at 10:49am CST By Luke Adams

The Thunder have released camp invitees Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder, the team announced today in a press release. The move reduces Oklahoma City’s roster count to 14 players, meaning the team doesn’t have to make additional cuts before opening night.

Garrett and McGruder signed camp deals with the Thunder last month, with no guaranteed money believed to be included in either player’s contract. Garrett, 24, made his NBA debut for the Suns last season, appearing in 19 games for the club, and averaging 17.3 PPG and 7.3 APG in eight contests with Phoenix’s D-League affiliate, the Bakersfield Jam. McGruder, meanwhile, averaged 15.6 PPG last season in his senior year at Kansas State. The 6’4″ guard went undrafted in June before playing for the Bobcats’ Summer League squad in July.

Of the Thunder’s 14 remaining players, 12 are on fully guaranteed deals, while Hasheem Thabeet and Ryan Gomes have partial guarantees.

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