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OKC Thunder Waive Isaiah Roby, Roster Trimmed to 19

The Oklahoma City Thunder have made their first roster cut of the offseason.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have waived forward Isaiah Roby from the roster, per Thunder PR.

Following his college career at Nebraska, Roby netted the highest second-round pick salary in history, to that point, earning a $1.5 million starting salary with the Dallas Mavericks. After a mid-season deal sent Roby to Oklahoma City, he found his footing, logging 109 appearances across three seasons.

Roby played a significant role in the Thunder's developmental process, starting in 62 games in the last two years for the franchise. As a Thunder, the former Cornhusker averaged 9.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest.

Despite posting a career-best 10.1 points and recording a 44.4% output from distance this season, the Thunder struggled to field Roby consistent minutes with Jeremiah Robinson-Earl absorbing much of his role.

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Upon hitting league waivers, prospective teams will have a 48-hour window to claim Roby, allowing the team the ability to take on his current one-year, $1.9 million contract.

With the waiving of Roby, the Oklahoma City Thunder have slimmed their main roster to 19.


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