Luguentz Dort signs big with OKC

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a lot to look forward to in their future.

From Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chet Holmgren, and Josh Giddey, this team is destined to be competitive sooner than later. 

One player that has begun to fly under the radar for the Thunder with all the new additions is Luguentz Dort. He’s valuable because of his ability to be a scoring threat and an All-Defensive caliber perimeter defender. 

He’s an integral part of OKC’s game plan moving forward. Sam Presti and the Thunder organization realized that and after he declined his player option worth $1.9 million 24 hours ago, his agent, Thad Foucher, announced that Dort will sign a five-year, $87.5 million deal to return to the Thunder. 

Dort averaged 17.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game last season with the Thunder. 

Now, the Thunder have their core locked up for a sizeable amount of time. Gilgeous-Alexander is locked in with OKC through the 2027 season, while Giddey and Holmgren are on rookie contracts. 

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