JULY 9TH, 5:21pm: The deal is official, the team announced. “Kyle Singler has consistently demonstrated a selfless, hard-working and committed approach that we are always working towards for the identity of Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball,” said GM Sam Presti. “His size, shooting, willingness to accept various roles and solid fundamental base will help us continue to build the overall depth of our team.”
JULY 1ST, 3:22pm: The Thunder and Kyle Singler have agreed to a deal worth nearly $25MM over five years, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). The fifth year is a team option, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman relays (on Twitter).
Singler appeared in 26 games for the Thunder after being acquired by the Pistons at midseason, averaging 8.7 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.7 assists in 17.5 minutes per contest. His career numbers through 244 games are 8.12 PPG, 3.4 RPG, and 1.0 APG. His career slash line is .424/.378/.688.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports wrote earlier this week that Oklahoma City was expected to re-sign the Greg Lawrence client. That wasn’t a surprise, given the mutual interest between the sides as this summer’s restricted free agency approached for the former 33rd overall pick.