Former No. 2 overall pick Hasheem Thabeet will head to the G League as he looks to make his way back to the NBA, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, who reports (via Twitter) that the veteran center has signed an NBAGL contract.
Thabeet, 32, hasn’t appeared in a regular season NBA game since the 2013/14 season, when he saw the court 23 times for the Thunder. However, he has been working hard to get back into the league this year, auditioning for the Nuggets, Bucks, and Knicks in recent months.
Thabeet played a full season for the Grand Rapids Drive, Detroit’s G League affiliate, in 2014/15. Because NBAGL teams only hold a player’s returning rights for two years though, the Drive will no longer have first dibs on the 7’2″ center. Thabeet will be eligible for the G League draft, as Adam Johnson of 2 Ways & 10 Days notes (via Twitter).