Free agent signees, trade acquisitions, and 2020 draftees have been the most common additions to NBA rosters in recent weeks. However, a small number of players come via the draft-and-stash route, as teams bring aboard players drafted in previous years.
First-round draftees from the last three years – such as Chuma Okeke of the Magic – are limited to the 2020 rookie scale. Players who were previously selected in the second round of a draft – or who were first-round picks more than three years ago – 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.
- Orlando Magic: Chuma Okeke, F (2019 draft; No. 16) (story)
- Okeke was still rehabbing a torn ACL when the Magic selected him with the 16th overall pick in the 2019 draft. The two sides had an agreement in place to have him do his rehab work in the G League for a year before signing his rookie scale contract with Orlando.
- Contract: Four years, $15.1MM. First two years guaranteed.
- Detroit Pistons: Deividas Sirvydis, G/F (2019 draft; No. 37) (story)
- After being drafted in 2019, Sirvydis remained with Rytas Vilnius, his team in Lithuania, for another season. He then briefly joined Hapoel Jerusalem, signing a multiyear contract with the team in May 2020. However, his stint with Israeli club was short-lived, since the Pistons decided to bring him stateside for 2020/21.
- Contract: Three years, minimum salary. First two years guaranteed.
- New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr, G (2018 draft; No. 51) (story)
- Carr spent his first professional season in Italy after being drafted in 2018, then played for Parma Basket in Russia to start the 2019/20 season. He returned to the U.S. early in 2020 and finished the season with the Erie BayHawks, New Orleans’ G League affiliate, before joining the Pelicans during the offseason. However, his non-guaranteed training camp deal suggests he probably isn’t a big part of the team’s future plans.
- Contract: One year, minimum salary. Non-guaranteed.
- New Orleans Pelicans: Didi Louzada, G (2019 draft; No. 35) (story)
- Louzada joined the Sydney Kings after being drafted in 2019 and played there for two seasons before signing with the Pelicans late in the 2020/21 season. New Orleans could’ve negotiated a longer-term deal with Louzada, so the fact that the team only tacked on one extra year to his first NBA contract indicates he’s not a centerpiece of the rebuild.
- Contract: Two years, minimum salary. Includes second-year team option.