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Dakari Johnson is NOT Signing with the Thunder

After we told you yesterday that Dakari will start his season in Oklahoma City’s D-League program, NBC Sports confirmed that he will not start his season with the Thunder.

It isn’t much new news, except when you consider his contract.  It was originally believed that he would be earning the NBA league minimum, but it now appears he will only be making the D-League salary.  The Thunder will retain rights to Dakari.  NBC’s Dan Feldman believes he is taking this deal because the Thunder promised an even better one for next season.

Whatever the case may be, good luck in Oklahoma, Dakari.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

9 Comments for Dakari Johnson is NOT Signing with the Thunder

  1. Larry Clapp
    7:25 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

    Looks like D-League will be full of Cats again

    • Brian
      9:15 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah, all four. That’s more players than UofL even has sniffing the League.

      Sucks to be you, little bro……..

  2. Stevem
    8:02 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

    Should have stayed at UK

    • Just saying
      8:44 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

      Agree. I think we’re really starting to see the negative for leaving early. “The greatest recruiting class of all time” has Randle in the league, and Young, Twins and Johnson in the d-league. You know coaches are using this against us in recruiting. They can say see, not only did they not win a title, but they all never made a NBA roster.

    • Saul T. Nuts
      8:56 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t know…How much can he actually improve? If he can develop a knock-down 15ft jumper, then he might be able to stay in the NBA a long time, but that will take a couple years of very hard work, and maybe the D-league is the right place for that type of training?

    • Jus sayin
      9:38 am September 26, 2015 Permalink

      James Young, Julius Randle, and Aaron Harrison have NBA contracts. Dakari and Andrew got drafted. That’s really not a bad success rate.

      It’s really not unique for 2nd round draft picks of contending teams to start in the D’League.

      OKC is using all their cap space on players who can help them now. They didn’t waive Dakari. I actually expect Memphis to this with Andrew. That’s why sometimes they say it’s better to not get drafted.

    • lol
      11:44 am September 26, 2015 Permalink

      yea, he really would have miraculously gotten quicker and more athletic had he stayed at UK for another few years. Get real, he could stay here 4 years and the finished product would be the same.

  3. KSR
    9:30 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

    Once again, this proves we have no clue what we’re talking about. We can’t cover it up or smooth it over with hype, so we have to admit we’re not sure what’s going on.

    • Samardo Samuels
      9:37 pm September 25, 2015 Permalink

      At least he gets to live in America….. 🙁