Thunder waive forward Mitch McGary
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder finally cut ties with troubled forward Mitch McGary on Monday.
The team announced that it waived McGary, a first-round pick in 2014, along with guard Ronnie Price, forward Chris Wright and center Kaleb Tarczewski.
McGary faces two drug suspensions for a combined minimum of 15 games. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said last month that he was disappointed in McGary’s decisions.
The former Michigan standout saw action in 52 games, mostly as a reserve, during the past two seasons. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds.
McGary also got caught in a numbers game. The Thunder added several skilled big men this summer, including rookie Domantas Sabonis, Joffrey Lauvergne and Ersan Ilyasova.
Price, a veteran who signed this summer, was let go in favor of 23-year-old Semaj Christon.