Reports: Ex-Terp Dez Wells to get chance with Oklahoma City Thunder
The Baltimore Sun|
Aug 15, 2015 | 9:55 AM
Dez Wells will be in training camp with the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, according to media reports.
Wells' agent, Lance Young, told CSNwashington.com on Friday that his client signed a "make-good" contract with the Thunder. If he doesn't make the NBA team, the Thunder could send him to the NBA Developmental League.
Oklahoma City has NBA All-Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and a new coach in Billy Donovan, the former Florida coach. The Thunder went 45-37 last season and failed to make the playoffs as Durant missed much of last season because of injury.
Wells, the former Maryland star, suffered a dislocated right thumb at a summer league team practice with the Washington Wizards in early July. Wells was hoping to use the NBA summer league games in Las Vegas to audition for NBA teams.
The 6-foot-5 guard, who went undrafted after being a first-team all-Big Ten selection by the coaches, was scheduled to resume workouts earlier this month. Wells averaged 15 points and five assists last season, the Terps' first in the Big Ten.
Last season, Maryland won an NCAA Tournament game for the first time under coach Mark Turgeon and finished with a 28-7 overall record. The Terps finished second in the Big Ten with a 15-4 record.