Thunder Sign, Waive Jahmi’us Ramsey

OCTOBER 8: Ramsey has been waived, the Thunder announced. He’s likely to join the Oklahoma City Blue once he clears waivers.

OCTOBER 7: The Thunder have waived forward Robert Woodard II and signed guard Jahmi’us Ramsey, the team announced (Twitter links).

Woodard, who was just signed on Tuesday, was the 40th pick of the 2020 draft. He spent the majority of his first two seasons on a standard deal with the Kings, but had a very modest role, playing just 87 total minutes across 25 NBA games. The 23-year-old was waived by Sacramento in February and signed a two-way contract with the Spurs in March, but they opted not to bring him back.

Ramsey’s situation is very similar to Woodard’s, having spent the bulk of his first two pro seasons on a standard contract with the Kings after being selected with the 43rd pick in 2020. Like Woodard, he had a limited role, appearing in 32 total games for a total of 228 minutes, and was waived in February.

Both Woodard and Ramsey made appearances for the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s G League affiliate, after being waived by the Kings in 2021/22. Ramsey averaged 17.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.0 APG and 1.0 SPG on .429/.364/.783 shooting in 11 games (27.7 MPG) for the Blue.

While the terms of the contracts weren’t disclosed, it seems likely that both players received Exhibit 10 deals and are headed back to the Blue again in ’22/23. Assuming their contracts included Exhibit 10 language and Ramsey is also waived before the regular season starts, Woodard and Ramsey would be eligible for bonuses worth up to $50K if they spent at least 60 days with the Blue.

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