National Basketball Association free agency grades: Thunder to re-sign Raymond Felton

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According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Raymond Felton has agreed to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum.

It's worth noting that the Felton signing pushing the Thunder's payroll into historic territory - more than $300 million in salary and luxury tax, as now constructed, my colleague Adrian Wojnarowski notes - isn't an argument against the move. The Thunder reached the plateau after signing backup point guard Raymond Felton to a one-year deal. As of now, Bobby Marks of ESPN said the Thunder have $150 million in luxury tax.

The Thunder are already saddled with salaries of Westbrook ($35.4 million), Carmelo Anthony ($27.9 million), Steven Adams ($24.2 million) and Andre Roberson ($10 million) for next season. The Lakers, feeling that George would sign this summer as a free agent, opted not to pay that price, and he was instead sent to the Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

No NBA franchise has ever exceeded $300 million in salary and luxury tax commitments. Oklahoma City fell to the Jazz in six games in the first round. He's a career 41 percent shooter, including 33 percent from three-point range, as well as almost 79 percent from the free throw line.

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George, a five-time All-Star, was originally selected by the Pacers with the 10th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.

Felton played an important role off the bench for the Thunder this season. Melo is coming off his career-worst season, averaging 16.4 points per game on 40 percent shooting from the field, and at 34 years old, he isn't getting any better.

Noel was a dependable big man in his first three years in the league, but his production with the Dallas Mavericks dropped.

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