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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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Mustafa Shakur Signs 10-Day Contract With Thunder

Mar 16, 2014 4:46 PM

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.

Shakur (6-3, 190), 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.
Read more at http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=15494#5a0K9YPvmDDgfmmi.99

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Reggie Williams Not Offered 2nd 10-Day Contract From Thunder

Mar 15, 2014 8:56 PM

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.

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Thunder To Sign Reggie Williams On 10-Day Contract

Mar 6, 2014 11:46 AM

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.

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