In one of the more unpredictable roster moves this season, Sam Presti decided to get a jump on the rest of the league by signing Nenad Krstic to a free agent contract during the middle of the season. The Thunder felt that he was well on his way to returning to his pre-injury form (2006), and if they waited until this summers free agent signing period, they might find themselves in a bidding war. Sometimes it pays to be in a rebuilding mode, because bringing in a guy who isn't quite all the way back to form, isn't going to hurt your team in the long run, and you get a guy that might not have chosen Oklahoma City as his new home. Krstic was playing overseas as he attempted to rebuild his career after an injury derailed a promising NBA career several years ago. Before the injury he was well on his way to having the best season of his NBA Career. He was averaging 16.4 points per game (while shooting 52.6% from the field), to go with 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and nearly 1 block per game. Those are pretty stout numbers, and if he's on his way back to that kind of production, we'll look back on his signing as a bargain.
#12 / Center / Oklahoma City Thunder
Jul 25, 1983
|2008 - Nenad Krstic
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