The Oklahoma City Thunder will soon be signing some checks for center Steven Adams and guard/forward Andre Roberson.
Per the OKC press release:
Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has signed center Steven Adams and guard/forward Andre Roberson. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Adams, the No. 12 overall pick in the draft, played in 32 games during his freshman year at University of Pittsburgh. While at Pitt, he averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks.
Adams also became the first player from New Zealand to be taken in the first round of the NBA Draft.
Roberson, the No. 26 overall pick in the draft, joins the Thunder after spending three seasons at the University of Colorado. While in college, he played in 105 games and averaged 9.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.4 blocks.
The Thunder acquired the draft rights to Roberson from the Golden State Warriors on draft night, reports said.
We note that it is always interesting when the team says that they are not disclosing the rookies' respective salaries, because the rookie scale is hardly a secret. The entire chart is laid out at Hoopsworld, which you can view HERE.
Based on the league's pre-determined rookie scale as defined by the CBA, each rookie can sign up to 120% of the each year's amount, which gives each team a little bit of wiggle room, though by and large the rookies do get the 120% multiplier in part because the rookie scales are set low respective to veteran contracts.
Based on this table, Adams, the 12th pick, will likely make $1.7 million his first year, $1.8 million his second year and $1.8 million his third year. The Thunder will then have the option of making a qualifying offer to Adams in his 4th year, which will determine whether or not he becomes a restricted free agent.
Roberson, who was the No. 26 overall pick, will make $925,000 his first year in the league, $967,000 his second year and $1 million his third year.