Adrian Wojnarowski dropped the bomb a few minutes ago. The Oklahoma City Thunder have released Gabriel Deck. The Argentine, without a guaranteed contract for the remainder of the season, must wait the next 48 hours to be claimed by another franchise that assumes his current contract ($ 3,676,852). Otherwise he will become a free agent.
The Thunder had until January 10 to cut Deck and avoid, thus, paying him the 3.6 million dollars for this season plus the 6.8 that he would have entered until 2024.
Finish Deck’s Odyssey in Oklahoma City. After playing 10 games in the final stretch of last season (averaging 8.4 points and 4 rebounds in 21 minutes on average), his participation in 2021-22 has been practically testimonial. Only 7 games and just 50 minutes, with just 2.6 points on average. Derisory figures for a player of Deck’s stature.
The Thunder, after acquiring Miye Oni from the Utah Jazz and immediately cutting him off, have moved with the aim of making a transfer before the trade deadline of the month of February.
Thunder are waiving Gabriel Deck to make roster room for the trade, source tells ESPN.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 4, 2022
As Alberto de Roa has pointed out, Deck would have received 5,560,877 million dollars for 17 games and 268 minutes played with the Thunder. Or what is the same, $ 5,560,877 from OKC for 17 games and 268 total minutes. Or what is the same, more than $ 20,000 per minute played.
If Gabriel Deck is officially cut today, he’s going to end up collecting $ 5,560,877 from OKC for 17 games and 268 total minutes.
– Alberto de Roa (@TikotDeRoa) January 4, 2022