The Oklahoma City Thunder have decided to keep head coach Billy Donovan in the fold for the future, as they have decided to exercised the fifth-year option on his contract, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Donovan has been a success in Oklahoma City since joining the club in 2015, leading the Thunder to the Western Conference Finals during his first season at the helm.
Donovan inked a five-year contract for $30 million back in 2015.
Suns Pick Up Options on Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges
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Kings’ Buddy Hield Wants to Get Contract Extension Done
When it comes to a contract extension for Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, he has made it crystal clear he wants to get a deal done so he can continue his career with the Kings.
The two sides have until October 21st to hammer out a contract extension in order to prevent Hield from hitting restricted free agency.
“We need to get that done,” Hield said, according to the Sacramento Bee’s Jason Anderson. “I want to get that done, for sure. If it doesn’t get done, things could go the other way. This is where I want to be, so it would be good for me to be here in Sacramento. If I’m their guy, I think they should make it happen already. I want to build a future here. I want to be here, but we have to see something. Something’s gotta come to the table. We have a week and a half to see what that brings, but I want to be here.”
Hield is coming off a career-year with the Kings, in which he averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game last season.
Rockets Claim Ray Spalding Off Waivers
The Houston Rockets have claimed veteran power forward Ray Spaulding off of waivers from the Atlanta Hawks, according to Stadium and The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The Rockets opened up an available roster spot when the released forward Anthony Bennett earlier this week.
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