Jul 24, 2014 1:07 PM EDT
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.
Apr 04, 2014 12:18 PM EDT
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.
Mar 31, 2014 3:48 PM EDT
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.
Mar 16, 2014 4:46 PM EDT
Mustafa Shakur has signed a 10-day contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Shakur has appeared in 37 games (36 starts) with the Erie BayHawks and Tulsa 66ers this season, averaging 16.7 points, 6.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.92 steals in 34.4 minutes per contest.
Mar 15, 2014 8:56 PM EDT
The Oklahoma City Thunder won't sign Reggie Williams to a second 10-day contract with his first one expiring on Saturday, a league source tells RealGM.
Williams will return to the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League.
Williams is averaging 20.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game in the D-League.
Mar 06, 2014 11:46 AM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder will sign Reggie Williams to a 10-day contract.
Williams, a 6-foot-6 sharpshooter with four years of NBA experience, is being called up from the Thunder-owned Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
Williams went undrafted in 2007 out of Virginia Military Institute.
Williams is averaging 21.1 points per game for the 66ers this season.
Mar 03, 2014 6:04 PM EST
Tulsa 66ers’ guard Mustafa Shakur has been named NBA Development League Player of the Month for games played in February.
Shakur (6-3, 190, Arizona) led Tulsa to a league-best 8-2 record, including a 5-1 record on the road and a five game winning streak following the All-Star break. He averaged 20.4 points on .462 shooting, to go along with 7.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 3.0 steals. His 30 steals in February were a league best. Shakur scored in double figures in all 10 games, including five games where he scored at least 20 points.
On Feb. 11, Shakur posted career highs with 32 points and 11 rebounds vs. the Iowa Energy. It was one of his four double-doubles for the month (three points-assists and one points-rebounds). On Feb. 8 and Feb. 21, Shakur recorded season-highs with 12 assists, in a 102-95 win over the Delaware 87ers and 144-120 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, respectively.
Mar 03, 2014 3:12 PM EST
The Tulsa 66ers’ Reggie Williams has been named NBA Development League Performer of the Week for games played Monday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, March 3.
Williams, a 6-6, 210-pound guard from Virginia Military Institute, helped Tulsa to a 3-0 week and averaged 25.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals. He shot .549 from the floor and connected on 12-of-22 three-point attempts.
On the season, Williams is averaging 20.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.6 steals.
Other top performers considered include Austin’s Flip Murray, Canton’s Kevin Jones, Los Angeles’ Manny Harris, Maine’s Abdul Gaddy, Rio Grande Valley’s Robert Covington, Santa Cruz’s Dominic McGuire, Sioux Falls’ Henry Walker and Springfield’s Willie Reed.
Feb 18, 2014 11:45 PM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder reassigned Andre Roberson to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA D-League.
Roberson posted 19 points, 11 rebounds and five steals in Tulsa's game on Tuesday night.
Feb 02, 2014 2:55 PM EST
The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled Andre Roberson from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
During his most recent assignment with the 66ers, Roberson recorded two double-doubles while averaging 14.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.75 steals, 1.75 blocks and 31.3 minutes in four games (all starts). Overall, the forward is averaging 15.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 2.45 steals, 1.45 blocks and 35.2 minutes in 11 games (all starts) over four separate assignments with Tulsa.
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Andre Robertson has recorded averages of 16.1 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.86 steals and 1.29 blocks in 37.3 minutes with the 66ers.
The Legends have acquired the rights of Fab Melo in a four-team trade that sent Daniel Orton and Tyler Brown to the Red Claws
For the week, Rodney Bartholomew averaged an NBA D-League best 32.0 points (on 68-percent shooting from the floor) to go with 16.0 rebounds.
During his recent assignment, Andre Roberson averaged 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while helping Tulsa win two road games.
Andre Roberson is averaging 1.8 points in 16 games this season.
Andre Roberson averaged 17.3 points while shooting .561 percent from the field, 11.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 3.3 steals and 1.0 block in 35.0 minutes per game.
Grant Jerrett was not at the Thunder's media day or the team's early practices.
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