Thunder Transactions & Milestones, 2020-21 Season

News confirmed unless otherwise noted. See RealGM’s transaction log and future draft pages for more details on transactions. Note that “signed” is used interchangeably with “agreed to sign” for simplicity’s sake.

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December 2020

12/1 Josh Gray waived


  • Aleksej Pokusevski signed to rookie scale contract
  • Zylan Cheatham waived
  • Chasson Randle signed
  • Antonius Cleveland signed (exhibit 10)


  • Antonius Cleveland waived
  • Melvin Frazier, Jr. signed (exhibit 10)


  • Melvin Frazier, Jr. waived
  • Jaylen Hoard signed (exhibit 10)

12/6 Jaylen Hoard waived

12/8 Omer Yurtseven waived

12/9 Theo Maledon signed to four-year deal (using mid-level exception)


  • TJ Leaf waived
  • Admiral Schofield waived
  • Chasson Randle waived

12/21 Frank Jackson waived

12/27 Team options for 2021-22 season exercised for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (fourth year, rookie scale), Darius Bazley (third year), and Ty Jerome (third year)

November 2020

11/11 Mark Daigneault hired as head coach

11/15 Dennis Schroder traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Danny Green and the #28 2020 draft pick

11/16 Chris Paul and Abdel Nader traded to the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre, Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque, and the Suns’ 2022 first-round draft pick (top-12 protected)


  • Team option for the 2020-21 season declined for Deonte Burton
  • Danny Green, Terrance Ferguson, and Vincent Poirier traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Al Horford, the rights to Vasilije Micić, the Sixers’ 2025 first-round pick (protected), and the #34 2020 pick (trade made official December 8)
  • Ricky Rubio and two first-round draft picks (#25 & #28) traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for the #17 2020 pick and James Johnson
  • Aleksej Pokuševski drafted with #17 pick (via trade)
  • Theo Maledon drafted with #34 pick (via trade)
  • Admiral Schofield and #37 2020 pick acquired via trade from Washington Wizards, in exchange for Thunder’s #53 2020 pick
  • Vít Krejčí drafted with #37 pick (via trade)


  • Team option for the 2020-21 season exercised for Hamidou Diallo
  • Josh Hall signed to two-way contract
  • Ömer Yurtseven signed (exhibit 10)
  • Mike Muscala exercises player option for 2020-21 season
  • Kelly Oubre, Jr. traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for a protected 2021 first-round draft pick
  • Vincent Poirier and cash considerations acquired via trade from the Boston Celtics, in exchange for a conditional future second-round pick (unlikely to convey)


  • Steven Adams traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for George Hill, Darius Miller, Josh Gray, Kenrich Williams, Zylan Cheatham (New Orleans), Denver’s first-round 2023 pick (protected), and two future second-round draft picks
  • Thunder hard-capped as result of sign-and-trade acquisitions in Adams deal
  • Three-team agreement to trade James Johnson to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson, the more favorable of Dallas’s and Miami’s 2023 second-round pick and Dallas’s 2026 second-round pick


  • Moses Brown signed to two-way contract
  • Jalen Lecque traded to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for TJ Leaf and a future Indiana second-round pick


  • Frank Jackson signed
  • Dalino Gallinari signed-and-traded to the Atlanta Hawks along with cash considerations in exchange for Atlanta’s 2025 second-round pick (conditional)

11/25 Mike Miller added as an assistant coach; assistants Mike Wilks, Dave Bliss, and David Akinyooye retained along with Zach Peterson and Kameron Woods (player development coaches)

October 2020

September 2020

9/8 Thunder, Billy Donovan agree to part ways (expired contract)

Last updated 12/29/20.