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Report: Terrance Ferguson, Darius Bazley assured bulk of 2019-20 salary

Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson and forward Darius Bazley are among a small group of NBA players who are assured a vast majority of their 2019-20 salaries. 

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Tuesday that NBA players will not be guaranteed paychecks past Wednesday because of a force majeure clause that can be implemented during emergencies like the coronavirus outbreak. 

Because most players receive 24 checks annually, they have been paid less than half of this season's salary. But Stein reported less than 20 players, Ferguson and Bazley among them, have negotiated "all-you-can-get deals." 

Around 90 percent of the annual salary on those accelerated payment deals has already been allotted, according to Stein. 

Nine players on the all-you-can-get deals, including Ferguson and Bazley, are represented by Rich Paul's Klutch Sports Group, according to Stein. LeBron James, John Wall, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Dejounte Murray, Miles Bridges, Darius Garland and Trey Lyles are the others.

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Oklahoma City's Darius Bazley (7) reacts on the bench during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.  [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Darius Bazley (7) reacts on the bench during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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