Finally came off the ledge a bit after that win Sunday night, went through the exit interviews and only a couple interesting parts:
SGA sounded pretty uncertain on whether he'd be healthy in time for the Olympics this summer. Positive overall/good perspective about the direction of the team, and several others glowed about SGA's growth as a player/leader.
Of all our international players, Deck was the only one that did confirm he would be playing in Tokyo this summer. Dort, Maledon, Poku all are TBD.
Seems like Muscala + Kenrich both loved being here so much that they turned down chances to leave to stay here this year (the Kenrich part comes from a recent Zach Lowe article where we had trade offers, but he wanted to stay this season). Wouldn't be shocked if we bring back Muscala to be a veteran presence, doesn't seem to care about losing his PT to the younger guys at this point.
Al confirmed that SGA's injury sped up his and the organization's decision to rest for the last half of the season. His sister also tweeted Royce's article from yesterday talking about that, which seems to signal they'll be pushing hard for a trade this offseason.
Glad to be done with this season and stressing about lottery positioning while playing so many guys that don't have a future here. We probably won't be much higher in the standings next season, if at all, but at least we'll have 3-4 top 35 picks to come in and take the place of guys like Hall, Charlie Brown, etc.
And SGA just very recently bought a house in OKC, not sure how much that means, but seems like a good thing.