Report: Thunder reach deal to bring in Ronnie Price as backup point guard
Oklahoma City is set at starting point guard, they feel comfortable trusting that to Russell Westbrook.
But when he sits things get interesting. Second-year guard Cameron Payne was going to get a heavy load, but last month he had surgery for a Jones fracture in his foot. The Thunder needed depth at the spot.
Enter Ronnie Price, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.
The Thunder and free agent guard Ronnie Price have finalized a guaranteed two-year, $5 million contract, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 11, 2016
Price is a solid journeyman who will be a great fit in the locker room, is athletic, defends well, and plays hard. He’s just not a great shooter — last season in Phoenix 65 percent of his shots were from three, and hit just 31.3 percent of them.
For the price and expected role, this is a great fit. Price isn’t going to demand a lot of time on the court, and when he’s called upon he will be ready to go.