I find that very hard to believe, unless one/both takes a bit of a paycut. I don't think NBA players restructure deals (Durant/Westbrook) to try and keep players.Sam Presti said the Thunder are expecting to sign both James Harden and Serge Ibaka.
"We're looking forward to having those conversations," Presti said. "Those guys are guys we drafted and have developed internally. We see them as guys who are important to sustaining our team."
There is speculation around the league that the Thunder eventually will have to pick between Harden and Ibaka, both of whom will become restricted free agents at the end of next season.
Harden is set to earn $5.8 million and one assistant general manager believes the third-year player could command as much as $10 million per year in free agency.
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I don't see them being able to keep all 4?
I think Harden benefits greatly from having Westbrook and Durant getting double teams and most of the attention from other teams. I bet his numbers go down elsewhere. Still, he's a good defender and I wouldn't mind trying to get him.
Ibaka is also a great shot blocker and has athleticism to be a great complimentary to Hibbs.
Would really love for the Pacers to go after one of these guys.