OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder and PF/C Mike Muscala have agreed to a deal. This was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Free agent F/C Mike Muscala has agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, agent Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
This deal comes in the wake of a now uncertain situation concerning Nerlens Noel.
Muscala was involved in the three-team trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Dennis Schröder. Muscala was dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers. He eventually ended up with the Los Angeles Lakers in the Tobias Harris trade.
Muscala was drafted by the Hawks in 2013 and spent five seasons there until he was traded. He started 18 games of the 243 games he participated in during his initial five years in the NBA.
Muscala plays more power forward than center but is able to stretch the floor with his shooting. He is a career 36 percent 3-point shooter. Last season he averaged 35 percent from 3 on over four attempts a game. Overall he averaged seven points and four rebounds.
This will now bring into question the future of Patrick Patterson. Currently, OKC has a logjam of bigs with the addition of Muscala. If Noel stays with the Thunder, Patterson would be the player that would have to be most likely moved. It is early in the offseason, so moves will more than likely be made. Updates will come.
Brady Trantham has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder for The Franchise since April 2018 and for Thunder Digest since 2016. He hosts a Thunder podcast with Madysson Morris “OKC-82 Podcast” which can be found on all podcast outlets, and is a featured co-host on the Franchise Thunder Insider’s Show on Saturdays from 10-12, in addition to weekly guest spots on “The Franchise Drive” on Tuesdays and “The Franchise Morning Show” on Wednesdays. Follow him on Twitter @BradyDoesSports