OKC turn down team option for Lu Dort. He will be a restricted FA. OKC is expected to match MLE offers.
This Brunson situation has been a wake up call for teams with good 2nd round players trending upward.
Iím doubling down on the defense and inquiring on OKC/Dortís price to acquire him. If itís in a range that is appropriate (without giving up a 1-7 rotation player), I strongly consider.
Heís the perfect young piece for this team. An elite defender 1-3, has the size, strength, and skill to guard 4s, shot +35% on 3P, and, most importantly, has performed well in limited playoff experience (had Harden playing keep away) and can swing a playoff game.