Zylan Cheatham, acquired in Adams trade, waived by Thunder

Logan Newman
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The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Wednesday that they waived Zylan Cheatham, a second-year forward who spent most of last season in the New Orleans Pelicans’ G League system.

Cheatham was acquired from the Pelicans in the Steven Adams trade for salary-matching purposes. He is the second player from the deal that the Thunder have waived.

Oklahoma City waived Josh Gray on Tuesday.

Cheatham averaged 16.2 points and 11.6 rebounds in the G League last season and played four games with the Pelicans. At Arizona State, where he was teammates with Lu Dort, Cheatham made the All-Pac 12 First Team.

With a roster that is well over the limit for the season, Oklahoma City is making cuts to trim it down to the allowed size.


Thunder waive Josh Gray, who was acquired in Adams trade with Pelicans

Lu Dort’s former ASU teammate Zylan Cheatham may be joining the Thunder

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