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The Oklahoma City Thunder Made NBA History Tuesday Night

A general view of the Oklahoma City Thunder's court.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 25: A general view of action as the San Antonio Spurs play the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 25, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The Oklahoma City Thunder made a free agency signing late on Tuesday night. This signing, while not appearing to be much on the surface, is actually a historic one.

ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Thunder are signing veteran point guard Raymond Felton to a one-year deal, allowing him to return to Oklahoma City.

This signing, if the numbers are accurate, pushes Oklahoma City's 2018-19 payroll past $300 million in salary and tax.

No NBA team in history has done that before. Not the Warriors, not the Lakers. Nobody.

Until tonight.

That is a big number for a team unlikely to compete for a championship.

"Oklahoma City crosses an historic threshold as the first $300M team in salary and projected luxury tax with the Raymond Felton signing. The Thunder now have a tax bill of $150M," ESPN salary cap guru Bobby Marks added.

Oklahoma City could make some moves going forward to adjust this situation. For one, Carmelo Anthony could be one the move. Stay tuned.