Thunder Finalizes Roster; Harden Rejects Offer

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 6:52 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Thunder has finalized the trimming of its 2012/2013 15-man roster.

OKC waived Andy Rautins, Hollis Thompson and Daniel Orton, while electing to keep forward DeAndre Liggins. 

While Rautins and Thompson weren't considered to have much of a chance, the Orton vs. Liggins matchup was one to watch all preseason.

Liggins, a 2011 second-round pick from Kentucky by the Orlando Magic, beat out his former Wildcat teammate Orton, a 2010 first-round pick by the Magic.

In other Thunder news, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that James Harden recently turned down a four-year offer from the Thunder that was worth roughly $52 million.

The two sides still have until the end of October to come to an agreement on a contract extension.