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NBA Trade News: Josh Huestis Signs Rookie Deal With Thunder

NBA Trade News: Josh Huestis Signs Rookie Deal With Thunder
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NBA Trade News: Josh Huestis Signs Rookie Deal With Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday announced they have signed 24-year-old guard Josh Huestis on a four-year rookie scale contract.

Draft Gamble Of Huestis

Huestis was a first round draft pick, 29th overall pick of 2014. He became the first “domestic draft-and-stash” after working out a pre-draft arrangement with the Thunder. He didn’t sign his guaranteed rookie contract last season, which would have been $918,000. Instead he preferred to feature for Thunder’s D-League affiliate, which earned him roughly $25,000.

Ultimately, his draft gamble paid off.

Signing under the current 2015 rookie scale for Thunder, he will make $950,200 this season, which appears more lucrative.

Thunder Reaction And Huestis-Stats

“We are excited to add Josh to our roster as he allows us to continue to increase our depth through his athleticism and versatility,” Sam Presti, Thunder general manager, said. “Josh knows our culture and our organization as a result of his time with the Blue, and we look forward to his continued development with the Thunder.”

6-foot-7 Huestis, a four-year graduate out of Stanford, averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 44 games with the Blue last season. His defensive potential is well-known and can lift Oklahoma in the coming NBA season.

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