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Forward Mike Muscala agreed to a two-year deal on Thursday to remain in Oklahoma City. The 30-year-old averaged 9.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, and shot 37 percent from deep throughout 35 contests with the Thunder last season. Although he has had some productive outings over the years, he isn't consistent enough to be considered an effective fantasy option. However, there may be times during the 2021-22 campaign where Muscala will come in handy as a streaming option in deeper formats, but only if OKC faces an injury or two throughout the season.
OKC acquired forward Derrick Favors from Utah on Friday. In addition, the Thunder will receive a future first-round pick in exchange for a 2027 second-round selection and cash. The veteran signed on for his second stint with the Jazz back in November, although he didn't contribute much, logging just 5.5 boards, 5.4 points, and 1.0 blocks throughout 68 games last season. It's apparent his best days are behind him, so it's likely he won't draw much interest during fantasy drafts for the 2021-22 campaign.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kemba Walker could find himself in Los Angeles for the 2021-22 campaign, possibly suiting up for the Lakers or Clippers. The veteran was recently traded to OKC from Boston in exchange for Al Horford, although Walker may never see the floor for his current team. With both L.A. organizations in need of a point man, Walker has a chance to shine while playing alongside LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kawhi Leonard, assuming he remains with the Clippers. The 31-year-old has a career average of 19.9 points, 5.4 assists, and 1.3 steals throughout 10 seasons of service but has battled constant knee issues over the years. However, if he can remain healthy, the upside is always there regardless of what uniform he is wearing.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kemba Walker may find himself with a new club before the start of the 2021-22 NBA campaign. The veteran, who was dealt to OKC on Friday in exchange for Al Horford, will undoubtedly be looking to join a contender as he enters the twilight of his career. Walker averaged 19.3 points per game this season, a gradual decrease over the years, and has also battled a consistent left knee issue. The 31-year-old may have some gas left in the tank, and depending on where he lands next, his numbers may rise. However, his inability to remain healthy will surely raise some red flags, so fantasy managers shouldn't reach too far to pick him up in drafts heading into the new year.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Moses Brown scored a career-high 24 points and added 18 rebounds for a nice double-double in Sunday's win over the Clippers. The big guy also registered a new career high with a whopping seven blocks. Brown shot 12-for-19 in the game and delivered three assists. Josh Hall, who missed most of his rookie campaign through injury, also had a big finish to the year with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Brown should be a double-double machine in no time if he earns enough trust from the coaching staff. He logged only 21.4 minutes per game in 2020-21, but still managed to average 8.6 points and 8.9 rebounds.