After gaining FIBA clearance on July 14, recent Oklahoma City Thunder draftee Terrance Ferguson has signed his four-year rookie scale contract, officially making him a Thunder.
Oklahoma City's No. 21 overall pick Terrance Ferguson has agreed to his four-year rookie scale contract, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 28, 2017
Drafted #21 in June, after forgoing several high-profile NCAA offers, Ferguson competed one season professionally with the Adelaide 36’ers while averaging 4.6 PPG, 1.2 RPG, and 15.1 MPG.
In spite of these pedestrian numbers, the 19-year-old McDonald’s All American intrigued several NBA front offices with a raw mix of athleticism and ‘three-and-d’ capabilities.
During his 35-day wait before signing with OKC, mainly caused by FIBA paperwork issues, the Oklahoman missed a critical growth opportunity while ineligible for Summer League competition.
Now in the fold, Ferguson becomes Oklahoma City’s 16th guaranteed contract. The franchise will need to decrease to 15 contracted players by Oct 20.
Due to a mix of established Thunder perimeter talent, this season Ferguson is expected to spend ample time honing his craft with Oklahoma City’s G-League affiliate.
However, do not be surprised if the 6’7 swingman showcases flashes of big-league potential in limited Thunder minutes behind an excellent shooting stroke and 38-inch vertical.