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Felton, Morris, Noel and Patterson weigh their options for next season

The Thunder's Raymond Felton and Markieff Morris become free agents this summer. Nerlens Noel ($1.98 million) and Patrick Patterson ($5.1 million) have 2019-20 player options.

Who will stay and who will go?

Felton was the most decisive of the group during exit interviews Thursday.

“Yeah, no question,” the veteran guard said when asked if he planned on being back next season. “I love it here. I love this organization. I love this team, love this city.

“I'm a guy at a point in my career, like I want to be just settled and just enjoy playing the game that I love, and enjoy being in the city that loves me back and loves their team, and there's no better place than here really. So, yeah, I would love to come back. But free agency hits, and we'll see what happens.”

Patterson, too, said he was happy in Oklahoma City and "confident with the team."

Noel said he loves the Thunder, “but I'm going to let my agent handle that situation.”

Morris, who signed with the Thunder during the All-Star break, averaged 16.1 minutes in 24 regular season games and 11.8 minutes in five playoff games.

“If I'm playing the same minutes, then I probably won't be back here,” Morris said. “I'm just going to be honest. I thought I could have brought more to the team.

“But as far as the organization, I loved being around these guys every day. I loved coming in and working with the training staff every day. I think it's really professional here. I think it's top-notch. And I think basketball didn't work out for me as I wanted it to, but this was the best stop of my career as far as everything else.”

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Oklahoma City's Raymond Felton (2) reacts after a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019.  Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City's Raymond Felton (2) reacts after a 3-point basket during Game 4 in the first round of the NBA playoffs between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Maddie Lee

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