I can’t imagine Kenrich Williams will be available. He’s not an expiring like this article says — rather he signed a 4-year, $27 million extension over the summer. He is trade eligible next week, so it’s not impossible, but I think he’s a player OKC would like to have on their roster as they transition from tanking to competing.
I’d love him, but I scratched him off my list when that extension was signed.
Also, Muscala signed a 1-year deal with Bird rights, so he can veto a trade if he wants to stay in OKC.
Muscala is an interesting target. Kind of a poor man's Gallinari. Spotrac has his contract as a 2 year deal, $3.5M per, with the second year being a team option and they do note that he has veto power in 2022-23. If this is accurate, it is pretty team friendly. I don't know how the Bird rights thing works for his contract, but even if he does have Veto power, you would think he would be OK with a chance for a title even if it meant a lesser role and perhaps fewer minutes.
As to OKC, I can't believe that a 31 year old career bench player like Mascala would be in their future plans to any significant degree. He probably has some value to more than a few contenders so I doubt that they would just give him away, but it seems that they would listen and be open to moving him.
So if we did trade for him, we would have a club option for next season (2023-24), then he would be 33 for the start of the following season (2024-25). So even if we didn't have his Bird rights to sign him at that time, this is still a pretty good deal for a player who appears as though he would be useful. In his career, he has played 29 play off games (with ATL mostly) averaging about 9 min. I think he is right on the fringe of being good enough to crack our playoff rotation but I would be happy to see him on our roster.