Thunder signing second-round pick Diallo to 3-year deal

Hamidou Diallo is be signed to a 3-year deal by the Thunder.

The Oklahoma City Thunder are signing second-round draft pick Hamidou Diallo to a three-year, $4 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Diallo was selected with the 45th overall pick in the draft by the Charlotte Hornets, but was then traded to the Thunder in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2019.

The former Kentucky guard played for the Thunder in five games in the Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 boards, while shooting 48.8 percent from the field.

Former NBA executive Bobby Marks, now of ESPN, says the move to sign Diallo is a solid fiscal move for the Thunder.

Diallo is nor concerned about where he was drafted or the fact he was immediate traded.

“You can be the No. 1 pick or the 60th pick, it doesn’t matter,” Diallo said. “We’ve seen it happen multiple times where the No. 1 pick doesn’t pan out and the 60th pick does.

“So you just got to go out there and work hard and just always know that it’s not about your pick, it’s all about fit and how bad do you want it?”