2018 NBA Draft-And-Stash Signings

Free agent signees, trade acquisitions, and 2018 draftees are the most common additions to NBA rosters this summer. However, a small number of players will come via the draft-and-stash route, as teams bring aboard players drafted in previous years.

While players who were previously selected in the second round of a draft are free to sign any type of contract via cap room or exceptions, first-round draftees are limited to the 2018 rookie scale, unless it has been more than three years since they were selected. It doesn’t seem that will apply to any draft-and-stash signings in 2018, as former first-rounders like Anzejs Pasecniks (Sixers, 2017) aren’t coming stateside.

Listed below are the draft-and-stash prospects who have signed so far this offseason, with contract details noted. If and when more teams add draft-and-stash players, we’ll update this list, which can be found at anytime on the right-hand sidebar of our desktop site under “Hoops Rumors Features,” or in the “Features” page in our mobile menu.

Houston Rockets

  • Isaiah Hartenstein, PF (2017 draft; No. 43): A second-round pick last summer, Hartenstein signed a G League contract after being drafted, allowing the Rockets to retain his NBA rights while they got a closer look at him with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. The big man didn’t put up huge numbers in the G League (9.5 PPG and 6.6 RPG in 38 games), but the Rockets will move him to the NBA roster as they continue to work on his development.
    • Contract: Three years, minimum salary ($3,919,177). Fully guaranteed in year one. Last two years non-guaranteed. Signed using portion of taxpayer mid-level exception.

Philadelphia 76ers

  • Jonah Bolden, PF (2017 draft; No. 36): The Sixers‘ roster was overloaded with young players in 2017/18, so it made sense for Bolden – who already had international experience – to remain overseas, seeing minutes for Maccabi Tel Aviv, a high-caliber EuroLeague squad. The plan for Bolden was always to join the 76ers after a year, and that didn’t change when the team’s front office underwent an unexpected overhaul this offseason — Bolden officially signed on July 25.
    • Contract: Four years, $7,000,000. Fully guaranteed in years one and two. Last two years non-guaranteed. Signed using cap room.

San Antonio Spurs

  • Jaron Blossomgame, F (2017 draft; No. 59): Blossomgame was a standout for the Spurs’ G League affiliate in Austin during the 2017/18 season, helping lead the club to an NBAGL title. That performance, along with an impressive showing in Summer League play, earned him a camp invite from San Antonio.
    • Contract: One year, minimum salary. Exhibit 10.
  • Olivier Hanlan, G (2015 draft; No. 42): Acquired from the Jazz in a 2016 trade, Hanlan remained overseas for a second season before joining the Austin Spurs in 2017. Like Blossomgame, he was a started for the squad that won the G League championship in 2017/18, and like Blossomgame, it earned him a chance to join the Spurs in camp.
    • Contract: One year, minimum salary. Exhibit 10. Subsequently waived.

Leave a Reply