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.A bit about Exhibit 10 contracts:
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.
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.