Thunder Sign Ousmane Dieng To Rookie Contract

The Thunder have officially signed No. 11 overall pick Ousmane Dieng to his rookie contract, the team announced today in a press release.

Oklahoma City’s announcement also confirmed the signings of the team’s other first-rounders – No. 2 pick Chet Holmgren and No. 12 pick Jalen Williams – which we wrote about on Friday.

Dieng was the first top European prospect to take advantage of the National Basketball League’s Next Stars program. The French forward spent the 2021/22 season with the New Zealand Breakers in Australia’s NBL, averaging 8.9 PPG and 3.2 RPG in 23 games (20.3 MPG) against professional competition.

The Thunder sent three protected future first-round picks to the Knicks in order to land the No. 11 pick and select Dieng on draft night.

As our chart of 2022/23 rookie salaries shows, Dieng is on track to earn $4.57MM as a rookie and $21.17MM across four years, assuming he signed for the maximum allowable 120% of the rookie scale.