With Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka signed to multi-year contracts, James Harden remains the core member of the Thunder that Sam Presti still needs to agree to terms with.

"I want James to be here with us, of course," said Durant. "He's one of my closest friends. Hopefully it works out, that's all I can say. 

"I haven't asked [Thunder GM] Sam [Presti] about anything and I haven't asked James about anything. I'm just going to let that take care of itself, be the best teammate I can be and hopefully by the time camp starts we have him locked up."