OKC can keep their "Young Guns" together for a long time.
If Durant gets $18 Million, Westbrook gets $14 Million, Harden gets $12 Million, & Ibaka gets $11 Million that leaves them at $55 Million in total salary. This is assuming they amnesty Perkins. In comparison, the Knicks are paying their "Big 3" of Melo/Amare/Chandler $55-58 Million per year. Yes, it can be costly to pay a handful of players but if you're winning and making a profit then it makes sense.
Thabo accounts for $4 Million
Collison accounts for $2.5 Million
Jackson accounts for $1.2 Million
The Luxury Tax grows to $74 Million, which means OKC will have $11.3 Million left remaining to fill out the remaining 7 other players on their active roster before they have to pay Luxury Taxes.
Veteran players will be taking discounts for the veterans minimum to play for a "Dynasty" in Oklahoma City who have a chance to win a Title. Also Oklahoma City picking at the bottom of the 1st Round means their pick between 28-30 in the 1st Round will only account for $1 Million.