Undrafted Hollis Thompson, Thunder agree to 3-year deal

Undrafted Hollis Thompson, Thunder agree to 3-year deal
July 11, 2012, 11:25 pm
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Technically. I've known a secret the past few days regarding former Georgetown forward Hollis Thompson. Sort of, ish.More like I knew hisagent, Seth Cohen, had something brewing regarding Thompson's future NBA employment. There was a deal in place with a team, almost assuredly an NBA version. Specifics were vague and mum the word. Well, now we know:Thompson went from going undrafted to signing a three-year deal with the Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder.The 6-foot-8, 206-pound forward entered the draft after averaging 12.8 points and 5.5 rebounds during his junior year at Georgetown. The programs career 3-point shooting percentage leader, Thompson knocked down 44 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc during his career and shot at least 43 percent during each of his three seasons.Despite his outside range, second-round projection, being one of 60 players to the pre-draft NBA Combine and a certain writer advocating for his selection,Thompsons name went uncalled on June 28.Turns out draft night disappointment didn't last long; Cohen worked out a deal with the Thunder a scant few days after the draft. Pen could not beput to paper until the league reopened for official business until July 11. Today Cohen and I spoke, but each brief conversation essentially began and ended with a "not yet" from the agent. Before the back and forth concluded with me hearing the details first hand, he shared them with the Twitterverse.Thompson will miss the summer league season and will be sidelined for three to four weeks after having minor surgery on his left groin this week, the Associated Press reported. Terms of the contract have not been disclosed, though Cohen announced the length of the deal as three years.Even if he receives the rookie minimum, Thompson would cash checks for around 500,000 per season.The Southern California native emerged as an offensive leader and late game hero for the Hoyas during his third campaign on the Hilltop. Thompson knocked down game-winning 3-pointers against Marquette and at Alabama. He scored 20 second-half points in a victory over St, Johns and a season-high 23 against NC State in the NCAA Tournament.