The Oklahoma City Thunder announced on Wednesday that they have signed Luguentz Dort to a multi-year contract.
Thunder Signs Luguentz Dort to Multi-Year Contract- OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) June 24, 2020
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After going undrafted in 2019, the Montreal native signed a two-way contract with the Thunder. Dort has appeared in 13 games with the Thunder's G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue, this season with averages of 19.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
Dort has also appeared in 29 games with the Thunder, 21 of which he has started in. While he's averaging only 6.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in the NBA, he's worked his way into the Thunder's rotation primarily with his defence. Based on data collected by Krishna Narsu of Nylon Calculus and Patrick Miller of The BBall Index, Dort has spent 30.8 percent of his minutes this season guarding No. 1 options, the highest rate in the league. His ability to match up with the opposing team's best perimeter player has proven to be a valuable asset next to Chris Paul and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in the backcourt.
Signing Dort to a standard NBA deal means the Thunder can sign another player to a two-way contract ahead of the season's resumption in Orlando, Florida.
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