In the latest move by Thunder General Manager Sam Presti, 12-year veteran Raymond Felton has signed a one-year deal to join Oklahoma City for a minimum deal worth $2.3 million. Felton spent last season with the Los Angeles Clippers where he averaged 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in 21.2 minutes. He saw increased playing time while Chris Paul was out with an injury, and his numbers were boosted to 10.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Can confirm, by the way, that Ray Felton is heading to the Thunder on a minimum deal worth $2.3 million in 2017-18.
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) July 7, 2017
Raymond Felton will backup Russell Westbrook at point guard, which will be a drastic change from last season where rookie Semaj Christon did most of that work. Felton has played for a number of different teams over the years, and he been in the playoffs six times, so his experience will be a welcoming sight to the second unit.
Sam Presti has continued to show that he has been on the hunt to put together a team that will be able to go up against the league’s best. It appears as if the Thunder’s primary lineup for the upcoming season is set, but don’t sleep on Presti. He’s capable of big moves at any point (before the trade deadline) in the season.
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