Free agent signees, trade acquisitions, and 2019 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 first-round draftees from the last three years are limited to the 2019 rookie scale, there are no draft-and-stash signings who fit that bill this year. 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.
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.
- Denver Nuggets: Vlatko Cancar, F (2017 draft; No. 49) (story)
- Cancar was just 20 years old when he was selected by the Nuggets in 2017. After spending two more seasons with Mega Leks (Serbia) and Burgos (Spain), he’s considered a little more NBA-ready. He received a guaranteed contract that makes him a virtual lock to earn a regular season roster spot.
- Contract: Three years, $4.2MM (minimum salary). First two years guaranteed. Signed using mid-level exception.
- Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall, SG (2018 draft; No. 53) (story)
- Hall spent his first professional season in Australia and the G League after being selected in the second round of the 2018 draft by the Thunder. His agent said when he first headed overseas that they expected him to be in Oklahoma City for the 2019/20 season. That will indeed be the case, though it’ll be on a two-way deal rather than as part of the standard 15-man roster.
- Contract: Two-way contract.
- Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey, PF (2018 draft; No. 57) (story)
- Hall didn’t last long on his two-way deal with the Thunder, having been waived in December to make room for fellow 2018 second-rounder Hervey. The former UT Arlington standout spent his rookie season and the first part of his second season with the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s G League affiliate.
- Contract: Two-way contract.
- Utah Jazz: Nigel Williams-Goss, PG (2017 draft; No. 55) (story)
- Despite playing his college ball in America (at Washington and Gonzaga), Williams-Goss was willing to head overseas after the Jazz drafted him in 2017. He won a Serbian Cup with KK Partizan during his rookie season, then spent his second year playing for EuroLeague club Olympiacos. Williams-Goss projects to be in Utah’s point guard mix, though he’ll have to battle Dante Exum and Emmanuel Mudiay for minutes behind Mike Conley.
- Contract: Three years, $4.8MM. First-year salary ($1.5MM) guaranteed. Signed using cap room.
Multiple draft-and-stash players from previous drafts have had their NBA rights renounced this offseason. We’ll keep tabs on those players here too: