Ty Jerome Not Participating In Camp With Thunder

Former first-round pick Ty Jerome won’t be taking part in training camp with the Thunder, according a team spokesperson (Twitter link via Royce Young).

The Thunder and Jerome’s representatives are said to be working collaboratively to determine next steps for the fourth-year guard, which suggests that his days in Oklahoma City may be numbered.

Jerome, who spent his rookie season in Phoenix, was traded to OKC in the Chris Paul blockbuster during the 2020 offseason and has appeared in 81 games (19.6 MPG) for the team over the last two seasons, averaging 8.6 PPG, 2.8 APG, and 2.1 RPG on .410/.353/.784 shooting. He’ll earn $4.22MM this season in the final year of his rookie contract.

Oklahoma City currently has 17 players on fully guaranteed salaries, plus Vit Krejci with a significant partial guarantee. That means three players on standard contracts will have to be traded or released before opening night next month. Based on today’s news, it sounds like Jerome is highly likely to be one of those three players.

Derrick Favors, Darius Bazley, Theo Maledon, and Krejci are among the other Thunder players whose roster spots for the regular season may not be locked in quite yet.