Mike Muscala reportedly to return to Thunder, adding front court depth

Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets
Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets

Mike Muscala is going to spend the rest of the season in a place he knows well and feels comfortable.

Muscala, waived by the Pistons as part of a buyout this week, will sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Muscala was with the Thunder from 2019-2023, playing in 168 games and averaging seven points and three rebounds a game. Nicknamed "Moose," he has long been a fan favorite in OKC.

Muscala, 32, provides a little depth to the Thunder's frontcourt behind Chet Holmgren, along with Jaylin Williams, Kenrich Williams, and the recently signed Bismack Biyombo.

Muscala is a stretch big and career 37.6% 3-point shooter who did not get many minutes this season with the Pistons or Wizards (not exactly hard rotations to crack). Plus, he's shooting 31.8% from 3 this season and has struggled on the defensive end. The Thunder are hoping that back on a good team in a system he knows, Muscala can provide a little veteran depth.