The Oklahoma City Thunder won’t exercise the fourth-year option for the 2018-19 season on forward Josh Huestis, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
Huestis, 25, has seen sparse playing time since being drafted 29th overall by the Thunder in 2014, though he has cracked the rotation this season, appearing in all seven games so far.
The Thunder can still re-sign Huestis next summer as an unrestricted free agent, but can pay him only up to $2.2 million. The organization remains very high on him as a player, but without enough information and given the uncertainty of the roster going forward, is electing to maintain some flexibility.
“This is the only organization I’ve known and it feels like family, it feels like home, so obviously I would love to continue to be part of the organization and so I’m not thinking about next summer yet.”
Huestis is averaging 1.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game this season.
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