The close of the Oklahoma City Thunder's season two nights ago could mark the end of an era. The Thunder could lose its best player as
Kevin Durant can become an unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters if now officially a restricted free agent, meaning the Thunder hold the right to match any offer he receives. The erstwhile Orange man is likely going to get paid this off season, but the question of where he'll end up lingers like a rotten fart.
That is, before The Oklahoman cleared the air (pun intended).
"Why not?" Waiters said about returning to Oklahoma City. "Since I got here I feel as though they have helped me become a better person off the court. It's not even about basketball. I've never been connected with a group of guys like this that I'm actually close to. Why not? The best fans in the world. I'm definitely looking forward to coming back."
While Waiters is completely exaggerating about the best fans in the world existing in Oklahoma City and not Syracuse, it sounds like Waiters has relished his time in Oklahoma.
At only 24 years of age, Waiters proved he belonged on the floor playing (mostly) well on the offensive and defensive end in his first go-around in the playoffs. He's likely to garner some interest from other teams in free agency but sounds content to return to Oklahoma City. In the interim, he's likely to spend the summer months on Waiters Island to reflect on whatever the heck people called him in his Syracuse days.
See his highlights from game four against the Spurs below.