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Agent Of Josh Huestis Proposed Delaying Rookie Contract By Going To D-League

Jul 24, 2014 1:07 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder drafted Josh Huestis with the No. 29 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

First round picks typically receive guaranteed contracts for two seasons, but the Thunder and Huestis agreed for him to spend his rookie season with their D-League affiliate. Huestis will receive approximately $25,000 instead of $750,000. Huestis can start his rookie scale contract later.

The Thunder are essentially stashing Huestis in the D-League.

Huestis' agent Mitchell Butler tells SB Nation that the player's camp proposed it during the pre-draft process.

"This was the perfect team and the perfect storm," he said. "This isn't for everyone."


The move has been criticized by a variety of sources, as it may violate an NBA bylaw that compensation cannot be discussed with draft picks until after the player has been selected. 

Mike Prada/SB Nation

Tags: Josh Huestis, Oklahoma City Thunder, Tulsa 66ers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, D-League, NBA Draft General, D-League Teams

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Danny Manning Agrees To Become Head Coach At Wake Forest

Apr 4, 2014 12:18 PM

Danny Manning has agreed to become head coach at Wake Forest.

"I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the history and tradition of Wake Forest," he said in a statement. "I am extremely humbled by this honor and look forward to being the head coach and competing for championships both on and off the court."

Manning spent the past two seasons at Tulsa after being an assistant for Bill Self at Kansas from 2006 until 2012.

Manning attended high school in North Carolina.

Jeff Goodman/ESPN

Tags: Tulsa 66ers, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NCAA, D-League Teams, NCAA Misc Rumor

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Mustafa Shakur Named D-League Player Of The Week

Mar 31, 2014 3:48 PM

Tulsa 66ers guard Mustafa Shakur was today named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, March 24 - Sunday, March 30. The award is the first for Shakur this season.

Shakur (6-3, 190, Arizona) led the 66ers to a 2-0 week, defeating the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Austin Toros on back-to-back nights.  For the week, Shakur averaged and NBA D-League high 30.0 points to go with 9.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists, good for fourth-best in the NBA D-League.  He recorded a 29-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double against the Vipers on March 28, the first such game of his four-year NBA D-League career. 

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Mustafa Shakur, Tulsa 66ers, D-League, D-League Award, D-League Teams

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