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The Thunder are looking into giving Dion Waiters a contract extension

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Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

The Oklahoma City Thunder seemed determined to lock up a young core of players to play alongside Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for years to come. Yahoo Woj reports that OKC is looking at signing Dion Waiters to a contract extension:

Guard Dion Waiters and the Oklahoma City Thunder are actively exploring a contract extension with the Nov. 2 deadline looming, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Waiters, 23, has been enthusiastic about working toward a deal with the Thunder, eager to compete on a contender and comfortable with his growth in a strong atmosphere for player development.

As part of the NBA's 2012 draft class, Waiters is eligible to extend his deal. Waiters' agent, Rob Pelinka, and Thunder general manager Sam Presti have met and had ongoing discussions on the deal over the past several weeks, league sources said.

The 4th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft appears to be someone the Thunder want in their longterm plans.

I'll be honest. This is not what I expected to be talking about today.

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