Isaac
Two months ago

Scotty Hopson gets Exhibit 10 deal with OKC Thunder

Former Melbourne United and New Zealand Breakers star Scotty Hopson is headed back to the NBA, signing an Exhibit 10 deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.


Hopson will team up with NBL21 Rookie of the Year Josh Giddey in Oklahoma City. Giddey recorded 14 points, six rebounds and three assists in a preseason win over Denver yesterday.
A bit about Exhibit 10 contracts:
An Exhibit 10 contract is a one-year, minimum salary NBA contract. The deal has a particular Exhibit 10 attached to it and no bonuses come along with it. This attachment is included in the contract after both the sides (team and the player) have agreed to it.

An Exhibit 10 contract gives a franchise the flexibility to convert it into a two-way deal, but the team has to ensure that it happens before the commencement of the regular season. Exhibit 10 deals are usually non-guaranteed, which means the team can waive the player and get the cap hit off their payroll.

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

The NBA (from what I understand) has more binding contracts than other pro leagues in the USA perhaps due to strength of the NBAPA.

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Hoopie  
Two months ago

Good luck to him, regardless. Hope he goes well (but doesn't take any minutes away from Josh).

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Anonymous  
Two months ago

Shsuit well there, can't play defence.

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Giacontigers  
Two months ago

Scotty got waived on the next day. He will probably sign with the OKC Blue G-League team.

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Zodiac  
Two months ago

It's pretty much the reason guys like Hopson, Sykes and BJ were signed just to get their G-League rights.

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BeeGee  
Two months ago

Just had a quick google and looks like an NBA minimum is around ~1million USD, so realistically even if he only plays in the G League for the entire year, it's still a big payday.

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LV  
Two months ago

He's not NBA material but that's a huge payday. Good on him.

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Aussiebballer  
Two months ago

They did the sign and waive to get his G League rights and to give him a pay bonus, $50k I think.
GLeague players only get $37k unless they are able to sign an NBA deal.
So he would actually be taking a pay cut to play in the G League but gives him a better chance at an NBA deal during the season.

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BeeGee  
Two months ago

@bballer, does he still get the guaranteed NBA minimum, as well as the bonus $50K? I wouldn't have thought someone of his caliber (admittedly, not NBA level given his age etc) would have commanded more than ~87k

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Aussiebballer  
Two months ago

Just the $87k, any more will have to come from a future NBA deal. But even a couple of 10 day deals later in the year can boost that a fair bit.
Possibly he didn't want to go overseas this season or wanted 1 more crack at the NBA. So was happy to take less money.

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