Oklahoma City Thunder’s Final Move?
In another unforeseen offseason move, the Oklahoma City Thunder signed undrafted three-year Georgetown product, Hollis Thompson, to a contract today. Per team policy, the terms were not disclosed. Reports indicate it’s a three-year deal, partially guaranteed with a team option for the second and third years.
With this signing, the Thunder has filled its 15th and final roster spot. Given Hasheem Thabeet was officially signed today and Perry Jones III was just drafted with their 28th pick, the Thompson pick-up would imply Nazr Mohammed, Derek Fisher and Royal Ivey will not return to the team.
Thompson will not participate in the NBA Summer League as he is scheduled to undergo a minor procedure on his left groin this week. According to the team’s press release, Thompson should be able to resume basketball activities in three to four weeks.
The 6’8”, 206-pound forward averaged 12.8 points, 1.5 assists and 5.5 rebounds in his junior year at Georgetown. He logged an impressive 1.8 three-pointers per game last season at .430 percentage. He was regarded as one of the top shooters in the ’12 crop but lost draft value due to the injury.
Executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti kept an eye on Thompson throughout college and is taking a chance that the 21-year-old sharpshooter can take the leap. This team needs reliable perimeter shooters that can stretch the defense.