The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Kevin Martin in free agency and did not sign a big name player, and Kevin Durant knows everyone throughout the organization understands the franchise's salary situation.
“People that really knew, as far as our money situation, knew that we couldn't sign anybody too big,” Durant said. “We got myself, Russell (Westbrook), (Kendrick Perkins) and Serge (Ibaka) all locked in on big contracts so it's kind of hard to sign (someone). Everybody wants us to get the biggest free agents, but it's kind of hard to do that with the money that we have (committed) and the tax and the new CBA.
"So it was kind of difficult. But we knew the business side of it. But we know we have a really good team.”
The Thunder have more than $53 million committed to Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka and Perkins next season.