Apr 21, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha (25) reacts to a play in action against the Memphis Grizzlies during the fourth quarter in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors 2014: Thabo Sefolosha uncertain about future with Oklahoma City Thunder

A benching in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals by head coach Scott Brooks may be the final nail in the coffin of Thabo Sefolosha’s tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Brooks elected to go with backup guard Reggie Jackson in his starting lineup over Sefolosha after he failed to register a point on 0-of-5 shooting in a 112-77 Game 2 loss against the San Antonio Spurs.

During his final media conference of the season, Sefolosha let it be known that he was frustrated with his benching and wasn’t at all sure if he’d be back in a Thunder uniform next season, via Royce Young of ESPN.com.

Sefolosha will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason and can sign with any team he so chooses. Playing time and an opportunity to win the first championship of his career will all play a role in his final decision.

The 30-year-old swingman out of Switzerland averaged 6.3 points and 3.6 rebounds during the regular season. Those numbers fell to 3.7 points and 2.1 rebounds during the Thunder’s playoff run.

With Brooks considering making Jackson a full-time starter next season, perhaps Sefolosha would be better off signing with another contender.

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