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

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. 

Via Mike Prada/SB Nation

D-League President Dan Reed Leaving NBA For Facebook

NBA Development League President Dan Reed is leaving the NBA after more than a decade of service to join Facebook as head of global sports partnerships. His last day is July 31.

Reed, who began his NBA tenure as senior manager of team marketing and business operations in 2004, was elevated to his current post in 2007.   

“Dan’s exceptional business acumen and tireless work ethic have lifted the NBA Development League to new heights,” said Mark Tatum.  “We thank Dan for his contributions to the NBA and look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Via RealGM Staff Report
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