6:06pm: The signing is official, the team tweets.
8:55am: The Thunder are poised to fill their second two-way contract slot, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that former Texas A&M big man Tyler Davis will sign a two-way deal with Oklahoma City.
Davis, who came in at No. 85 on Jonathan Givony’s big board of 2018 prospects at ESPN.com, went undrafted in June after forgoing his final year of college eligibility to declare as an early entrant. In his junior season at Texas A&M, the 6’10” center averaged 14.9 PPG, 8.9 RPG, and 1.3 BPG to go along with a .585 FG%.
The Thunder had previously signed Deonte Burton to fill one of their two-way contract slots, and will now use the other on Davis. Assuming Burton and Davis enter the season as OKC’s two-way players, it clouds the path to the NBA for 2018 second-rounder Kevin Hervey. I noted yesterday that Hervey would be a candidate for that second two-way slot, so we’ll see what the Thunder have in mind for him now.
Assuming Burton and Davis both remain under contract to start the 2018/19 campaign, the Thunder’s regular-season roster looks pretty much set. The team already has 15 players on standard NBA contracts who have guaranteed salaries for ’18/19.