The NZ basketball veteran wants to join new coach Pero Cameron's set-up.
Pero Cameron takes over from former teammate Paul Henare.
The Kiwi centre was a force at both ends of the court.
The Auckland-based ANBL side showed their potential with their fourth win of the season.
The American import hasn't played since October 31.
American Glen Rice Jnr has had his contract terminated for breaching bail.
The Thunder then went on to win the NBA encounter in overtime.
The troubled American led all scorers, but his team had no answer for Cairns.
The Wellington A-League side is unbeaten in three games - and at the Auckland fortress.
Basketball Australia has cleared Glen Rice Jnr to face the Taipans on Friday.
The Kiwi centre is finding his NBA groove, after struggling through the season's start.
The American import is trying to have an assault charge downgraded.
The Kiwi centre was on song against the Pelicans.
Import Sek Henry led the way for NZ, scoring a game-high 25 points against the Hawks.
But Oklahoma City needed a big fourth-quarter comeback.
The star guard has no doubt the team can turn their ANBL season around.
American LaMelo Ball became the youngest to register a 'triple-double'.
American Scotty Hopson is targeting Saturday's game against the Illawarra Hawks.
Corey Webster will undergo more tests back in Auckland.
The hot-shooting guard was carried off the court in the second quarter.