After being selected late in the first round of the 2014 NBA Draft, Huestis agreed to spend his first year in the D-League, before joining the Thunder for his rookie season in 2015-16. He ended up playing a total of just seven games over his first two years, and while he's already nearly surpassed that during the current season, he hasn't developed enough to warrant the Thunder picking up his fourth-year option. He'll become an unrestricted free agent after the 2017-18 campaign, though the Thunder can still bring him back on deal that's less than $2.2 million if the two sides have mutual interest.
Huestis tallied 15 points (5-14 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and one steal across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 96-86 preseason win over the Nuggets.
The 25-year-old forward saw his most extensive run of the exhibition slate and parlayed it into preseason highs in shot attempts, threes, rebounds and points. Huestis has only played in seven regular-season contests with the Thunder over his first two seasons, although he's been impressive in D-League play. However, he's buried on the depth chart once again as regular season approaches, making it likely he's the subject of another demotion before the opener.
Huestis was recalled from the D-League's Oklahoma City Blue on Friday, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.
Huestis has been shuttled between the NBA and D-League throughout this season, but considering he only featured in two of the Thunder's 82 regular season outings, it's extremely unlikely he plays a role in Sunday's playoff opener versus the Rockets.
Huestis was assigned Thursday to the D-League's Oklahoma City Blue, Brett Dawson of The Oklahoman reports.
Huestis heads back to the D-League, as the Blue have their Western Conference Finals opener against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Thursday. In 32 games for the Blue, Huestis has averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 blocks across 32.1 minutes. However, the 25-year-old wing has been unable to carve out a role out with the big club and with the Thunder likely to shrink its rotation during the playoffs, Huestis is not expected to see the floor.
Huestis has been reassigned to the D-League, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
Huestis has appeared in only one game for the Thunder this season and has spent the bulk of his time in the D-League for the third straight year. In 24 contests for the Oklahoma City Blue, Huestis holds averages of 14.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
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