The Oklahoma City Thunder have been making a decent amount of moves over the last few years.
Granted, none of them have been truly massive but they have been quietly and consistently acquiring young talent in a major rebuilding process.
ESPN Sources: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kenrich Williams has agreed on a four-year, $27.2 million contract extension. The deal, negotiated by @PensackSports, comes for an undrafted player who had no Division I offers out of high school.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2022
But the Thunder aren’t relying on only those guys: they just signed a four-year, $27.2 million contract extension with forward Kenrich Williams.
Williams has been consistent, if not groundbreaking, with the Thunder and the team obviously sees him as someone who can grow and become even better, especially with stronger teammates around him.
Road To Success
Williams was an undrafted player who had no Division I offers when leaving high school.
When the Texas native first entered the league, he played for the New Orleans Pelicans.
For his first season with the Pels, Williams averaged just 6.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.8 assists in about 23 minutes per game.
He stepped it up a bit when he moved to OKC and put up 7.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists a game in the 2021-22 season.
However, he is still just playing a hair over 21 minutes per game.
Obviously the Thunder see Williams as a bench player but the fact that they just re-signed him for a few more years means they want to make sure their entire roster is healthy and strong with a lot of depth.
This is just another important puzzle piece for the Thunder, who are still a few years away from true playoff contention but remain busy assembling a special team.