The Oklahoma City Thunder have made the decision to waive forward Jack White in order to comply with the roster requirements for the upcoming regular season.
This move trims their roster to 15 players under standard contracts and three players on two-way deals.
Jack White, 26, did not get drafted after his collegiate career at Duke in 2020. He then spent two years playing in his native Australia before joining the NBA scene in the 2022/23 season.
Last season, he held a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets but had limited playing time in the NBA, totaling just 66 minutes over 17 regular-season games.
However, White had a more prominent role with the Grand Rapids Gold, which serves as Denver’s G League affiliate.
In 26 games, he averaged 19.2 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 33.2 minutes per game.
The Nuggets initially extended a qualifying offer to White, which would have made him a restricted free agent, but they withdrew it early in free agency.
This allowed White to sign a two-year, minimum-salary contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
However, only $600,000 of that deal was guaranteed, making him the logical choice to be waived when the Thunder needed to manage their roster due to the recent trade involving Victor Oladipo and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl.
Assuming White clears waivers, he is likely to attract interest from teams looking to fill their two-way contract slots.
Notably, he won’t be eligible to re-sign with the Thunder on a two-way deal because his guaranteed amount exceeded $75,000.
The official roster for the 2023-24 Oklahoma City Thunder includes 15 players with standard contracts and three on two-way deals:
– Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
– Josh Giddey
– Chet Holmgren
– Jalen Williams
– Luguentz Dort
– Vasilije Micic
– Cason Wallace
– Isaiah Joe
– Tre Mann
– Ousmane Dieng
– Aaron Wiggins
– Aleksej Pokusevski
– Jaylin Williams
– Kenrich Williams
– Davis Bertans
– Olivier Sarr
– Keyontae Johnson
– Lindy Waters III