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Huestis Signs With The Thunder

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After a highly scrutinized decision to draft him in the first round of last year's NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed forward Josh Huestis to a contract.

“We are excited to add Josh to our roster as he allows us to continue to increase our depth through his athleticism and versatility,” Presti 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.”

The Thunder selected Huestis with the 29th overall pick, but only because he agreed to not sign his guaranteed rookie contract and instead play for the OKC Blue of the D-League. Basically, Huestis became the first domestic draft-and-stash player in NBA history. 

Huestis appeared in 44 games (43 starts) for the Blue last season and averaged 10.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.57 blocks (13th in NBADL) in 33.1 minutes per game.

The Great Falls, Mont. native spent four seasons at Stanford and averaged 7.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.41 blocks in 135 career games. During both his junior and senior seasons, he was named to the Pac-12 Defensive Team and at the conclusion of his sophomore season, he received Pac-12 Defensive Team Honorable Mention honors. 

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