It was announced Wednesday by the Thunder’s Executive VP and General Manager Sam Presti that Luguentz Dort has signed a multi-year contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The deal is 4-years, $5.4 million — with the rest of the 2019-20 campaign counting as the first year.
“Dort’s two-way contract would have carried him through the remaining 16 games of the regular season on the Thunder’s initial 2019-20 schedule, but he would not have been eligible for the playoffs without a full-time NBA contract. As the NBA and the NBPA negotiated roster rules for the resumption of play in Orlando, teams were notified that two-way players would now be eligible to play in the postseason.
Despite that, on Tuesday the Thunder signed Dort to a full-time contract anyway, as a sign of what is to come in his bright future. From deeply understanding personnel to honing his skills as a shooter and playmaker, there are plenty of opportunities for Dort to improve as a player within the Thunder’s system. Not only will he get a chance to do so in the eight remaining seeding games this year and the 2020 playoffs, but for years to come as well.”Nick Gallo / OKCThunder.com
Dort has been such a break in the inevitable Thunder rebuild. While playing on a 2-Way contract, he appeared in 29 games for the Thunder. The team is 16-5 when he starts.
Go ahead. Run out your front door and let the neighborhood know. LUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.