As the 2013-14 NBA preseason approaches, the Oklahoma City Thunder have announced that they have signed guards Diante Garrett and Rodney McGruder to contracts. Sam Presti made the announcement today, but per team policy, details of their respective contracts have not been disclosed.
Per the press release:
Garrett (6-4, 190 pounds), appeared in 19 games last season as a member of the Phoenix Suns where he averaged 2.1 points and 1.6 assists in 7.9 minutes per game. Additionally, Garrett played eight games last season for the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League where he posted averages of 17.3 points, 7.3 assists and 1.63 steals.
While playing collegiately at Iowa State, Garrett became one of three players in Big 12 history to amass 1,300 points and 600 assists.
McGruder (6-4, 205 pounds), recently concluded his four year college career at Kansas State where he became one of two players in school history to rank among the top 10 in both career scoring and rebounding.
During his senior season, McGruder earned All-Big 12 First Team and Honorable Mention All-America honors after registering averages of 15.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.26 steals per game.
The Thunder's training camp roster now stands at 17, with numerous players looking to earn a season roster spot amidst the championship-hopeful Thunder squad.