The Thunder didn’t have a second round pick heading into Thursday’s draft. But general manager Sam Presti found a way to nab a target.
Former Xavier point guard Semaj Christon, selected by the Heat 55th overall and shipped to the Charlotte Hornets in the Shabazz Napier deal, has reportedly landed with the Thunder, with the outward compensation unknown.
Last season, Christon averaged 17 points and 4.2 assists per game for the Musketeers.
“Christon has to be deeply disappointed,” Christon’s ESPN draft profile read. “He thought of himself as a first-round pick, but scouts just weren't convinced he is really a point guard. Christon is a great athlete, but he'll have to be more than that in the NBA.”
Christon worked out for the Thunder earlier this month and apparently made enough of an impression. He will come in on an unguaranteed contract and is expected to play for the franchise’s summer league team next month in Orlando.