FREE AGENT FOCUS: Malik Rose, Desmond Mason and Robert Swift are free agents. The team likely doesn't have any interest in Rose or Swift, though either may be used in a sign-and-trade scenario. Mason, an Oklahoma State product, could be a possibility if he's healthy. With so much room for improvement, the team is looking for veteran depth at all positions on the affordable side.
--G Kyle Weaver spent much of the final month of the season learning to run the offense as a point guard. Part of the process involved sending Weaver to the D-League for two games.
"I've just been learning," Weaver said. "It's an adjustment, especially at this level. Having the ball in your hands, there's definitely a lot more responsibility that comes with that. I'm just here to take on the challenge and hopefully get better."
--F Malik Rose would like to hook on with a contender next season if possible. The 34-year-old enjoyed his brief stay in Oklahoma City after being traded from New York.
"I accomplished a lot of the things that I wanted to accomplish coming here," Rose said. "Before I got here I hadn't been on the court in about three years. I picked up a lot of weight.
"So some of my goals after coming here were just to get my rhythm back and my timing back and my confidence back out on the court, and a lot of that has come. I've lost about 12 or 14 pounds since I've been here. It's just like a jumpstart to my summer."
--F Nick Collison returned from his two-game absence with a thigh contusion with eight points, five rebounds and three blocks Monday at Portland. He felt fine going into the finale at the L.A. Clippers.
"I felt pretty good," Collison said. "I felt really sore (Monday) at shoot-around. I didn't know how I was going to be, but adrenaline is a powerful drug. Once I was out there I felt pretty good."
--G Desmond Mason (knee surgery) is expected to make a full recovery.
--G Thabo Sefolosha (dislocated finger) didn't play the last several games of the season as a precautionary measure. The injury isn't serious.