The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed 7-foot center Dakari Johnson to a contract, the team announced on Saturday. Johnson was selected by the Thunder in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft.
The Oklahoma City Thunder has signed center Dakari Johnson, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
An athletic center who gives maximum effort on both ends, this marks the first time Johnson has signed a pro contract with an NBA club. The deal is a two-year, fully guaranteed agreement, according to a report from Yahoo.
Johnson, 21, has spent the past two seasons playing in the D-League with the Oklahoma City Blue. He made the All-NBA D-League First Team and was named a D-League All-Star this past season with the club.
“Dakari is the latest Thunder player to have benefitted from his commitment to his development plan with the Blue,” Thunder President Sam Presti said. “As a result, he showed tremendous growth on both ends of the floor over the past two seasons and is ready to embark on his NBA career more prepared. Dakari adds to the core of young talent on our roster that we feel is an important tenet to our ability to sustain our success as we enter into a decade of Thunder basketball.”
Johnson played at the University of Kentucky for two seasons before declaring for the Draft in 2015.
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