Unsigned Draft Picks: Northwest Division

With the 2016 NBA draft now in the books, the term draft-and-stash will be mentioned quite often in regard to international players and late second-rounders. While some of these athletes will eventually sign with an NBA team,  it seems like the majority of them stay overseas and never make it to the league. Those players in the latter category aren’t without value as they become trade assets for the teams holding their rights.

While many players fail to work out the way teams expect them to, they can at least become tradeable assets for teams that don’t want to part with a future second-round pick in a deal.  Each team must give up something in a trade, which is why many swaps include top-55 protected second-round picks.  Older draft rights held players who clearly will never come over to the NBA are essentially the same as flipping those heavily protected second-rounders, for all intents and purposes.

Listed below are the current unsigned draftees for the teams of the Northwest Division. These listings don’t include players selected in this year’s draft:

Denver Nuggets

Minnesota Timberwolves

Oklahoma City Thunder

Portland Trail Blazers

  • Daniel Diez — Selected No. 54 overall in 2015.
  • Nedzad Sinanovic — Selected No. 54 overall in 2003.
  • Federico Kammerichs — Selected No. 51 overall in 2002.
  • Doron Sheffer — Selected No. 36 overall in 1996.
  • Marcelo Nicola — Selected No. 50 overall in 1993.

Utah Jazz

  • Olivier Hanlan — Selected No. 41 overall in 2015.
  • Ante Tomic — Selected No. 44 overall in 2008.
  • Shan Foster — Selected No. 51 overall in 2008.
  • Mario Austin — Selected No. 36 overall in 2003.
  • Peter Fehse — Selected No. 49 overall in 2002.
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One thought on “Unsigned Draft Picks: Northwest Division

  1. Surprisingly a Bucks Fan

    it be cool, I know it be very hard work, but once a year give an update on if any of these guys will ever sign with the team


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