Oklahoma City Thunder Refine Roster To Fifteen
Talib Zanna was one of four waived by Oklahoma City on Thursday (Mark D. Smith/USA TODAY Sports)

Oklahoma City Thunder Refine Roster To Fifteen

The team dropped Michael Qualls, Julyan Stone, Dez Wells, and Talib Zanna Thursday to finalize the starting 2015-16 roster.

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Zach Drapkin

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok. -- The Oklahoma City Thunder have cut down their final roster to fifteen, Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced Thursday with the releases of Michael Qualls, Julyan Stone, Dez Wells, and Talib Zanna.

Of the four waived, Zanna shouldered the most preseason minutes, appearing in four games for Oklahoma City. He averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds in his 5.9 minutes of play per appearance.

Qualls, however, did not play a single minute of preseason action for the Thunder, who signed the undrafted free agent out of Arkansas at the start of free agency.

Stone and Wells each participated in one game, logging four and five minutes, respectively. Stone recorded one rebound while Wells tallied a point and a steal in his limited on-court time.

The Thunder did not draft any of the four forementioned prospects, and so the loss of talent won't plague the organization. As it stands, below is the final 2015-16 roster for OKC.

Oklahoma City Thunder 2015-16 Final Roster
Position Player Experience
Guard D.J. Augustin 7 years
Guard Anthony Morrow 7 years
Guard Cameron Payne Rookie ('15)
Guard Andre Roberson 2 years
Guard Dion Waiters 3 years
Guard Russell Westbrook 7 years
Forward Nick Collison 11 years
Forward Kevin Durant 8 years
Forward Josh Huestis Rookie ('14)
Forward Serge Ibaka 6 years
Forward Mitch McGary 1 year
Forward Steve Novak 9 years
Forward Kyle Singler 3 years
Center Steven Adams 2 years
Center Enes Kanter 4 years

More cuts may come before or soon after the Thunder's regular season debut, in which the team will host their Western Conference foes, the San Antonio Spurs, next Wednesday at their home venue of Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The team looks in mid-season form after an electric final preseason performance and 113-102 win over the Utah Jazz behind 29 points from Kevin Durant and a triple-double from Russell Westbrook.

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