Trent Forrest

G League Assignments: Pokusevski, Oturu, Magnay, Azubuike, Forrest

Thunder rookie big man Aleksej Pokusevski has averaged 17.4 minutes per game in 17 appearances but he’s headed to Orlando to join the G League’s Oklahoma City Blue, according to Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman. The 17th overall pick, who played 20 minutes in a blowout loss to Houston on Monday, is shooting just 24.7% from the field and the team wants him to develop his offensive game.

Guard Ty Jerome and two-way players Moses Brown and Josh Hall are also going to Orlando. “A lot of time and effort has gone into deciding who to send and when to send them,” Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault said. “We felt like sending the four of them together, all for different reasons developmentally, was the best decision.”

We have more G League transactions from Western Conference clubs:

  • The Clippers assigned rookie big man Daniel Oturu to the Agua Caliente Clippers, according the RealGM transactions log. Oturu has appeared in 10 NBA games this season but has only averaged 4.2 MPG. He’s only gotten on the court once since January 22 and the organization wants Oturu to get some extended playing time during the bubble season in Orlando.
  • The Pelicans have transferred two-way player Will Magnay to the Erie BayHawks, the Pelicans’ PR department tweets. The 22-year-old rookie power forward out of Tulsa, who played in Australia last season, has not appeared in a game this season.
  • The Jazz duo of rookie center Udoka Azubuike and Trent Forrest are joining the Salt Lake City Stars, the G League team tweets. Azubuike, the team’s first-round pick out of Kansas, has made 12 limited appearances this season. Forrest, an undrafted guard out of Florida State, has played in two NBA games.

Jazz Sign Trent Forrest To Two-Way Deal

NOVEMBER 25: The Jazz have officially announced the signing of Forrest to one of their two-way contract slots, in addition to Jarrell Brantley.

NOVEMBER 19: The Jazz are signing undrafted Florida State guard Trent Forrest to a two-way contract, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). The deal can be made official after the NBA’s new league year begins this weekend.

Forrest, ranked by ESPN as the 27th-best undrafted prospect, spent four years with the Seminoles, entering the starting lineup in his junior season. As a senior in 2019/20, he averaged 11.6 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.0 APG, and 1.9 SPG in 31 games (30.9 MPG). However, he’s not much of an outside shooter, making just 24.8% of his attempts (27 of 109) from beyond the arc over the course of his college career.

Jarrell Brantley and Justin Wright-Foreman finished the season occupying Utah’s two-way contract slots, but neither player is under contract for 2020/21. If the Jazz don’t re-sign either player to a new two-way deal, they’ll have room to add a second two-way player in addition to Forrest.