The Top Offseason Task for Every NBA Team Projected to Miss the 2015 Playoffs
作者：Bryan Toporek, Featured Columnist
Oklahoma City Thunder: Avoid Overpaying Enes Kanter
Regardless of how the playoff race shakes out, though, the Thunder should enter the offseason with one goal in mind: avoiding any panic moves in free agency.
Yes, Kevin Durant is set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2015-16 season, and Russell Westbrook will be one the summer after. No, the Thunder haven't won a title with this particular core, which has inevitably led to an endless stream of revisionist history about OKC's decision to trade James Harden in 2012.
沒錯，Kevin Durant(KD)將會在明年暑假變成「完全自由球員」，Russell Westbrook後年也會結束現有合約。沒錯，雷霆雙星到現在都還沒拿到總冠軍，這個殘酷事實也不可避免地讓雷霆迷想起2012暑假為了保持薪資彈性，把James Harden送到火箭之交易案造成的後續影響。
The worst thing the Thunder could do this offseason, however, would be compounding mistakes by overpaying free agents in a desperate attempt to convince KD to re-sign in 2016. In particular, that goes for center Enes Kanter's upcoming date with restricted free agency.
Kanter has given the Thunder a low-post scoring threat they've lacked since moving to Oklahoma City, but the same can't be said about his defensive abilities. In fact, OKC has the league's third-worst defensesince acquiring him at the trade deadline, and the Thunder have allowed opponents to outscore them by 1.4 points per 100 possessions with him on the court.
That doesn't mean OKC should outright rule out re-signing Kanter in restricted free agency, especially given its right of refusal. However, if another desperate team throws anywhere close to a max-contract offer his way, the Thunder should think twice before matching, even if it sends a negative message to KD and Westbrook.