Woodard, who was just signed on Tuesday, was the 40th pick of the 2020 draft. He spent the majority of his first two seasons on a standard deal with the Kings, but had a very modest role, playing just 87 total minutes across 25 NBA games. The 23-year-old was waived by Sacramento in February and signed a two-way contract with the Spurs in March, but they opted not to bring him back.
Ramsey’s situation is very similar to Woodard’s, having spent the bulk of his first two pro seasons on a standard contract with the Kings after being selected with the 43rd pick in 2020. Like Woodard, he had a modest role, appearing in 32 total games for a total of 228 minutes, and was waived in February.
Both Woodard and Ramsey made appearances for the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder’s G League affiliate, after being waived by the Kings in 2021/22. Ramsey averaged 17.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.0 APG and 1.0 SPG on .429/.364/.783 shooting in 11 games (27.7 MPG).
While the terms of both contracts weren’t disclosed, it seems likely that both Woodard and Ramsey received Exhibit 10 deals, with both players likely headed back to the Blue again in ’22/23, assuming they aren’t able to find another NBA deal in the meantime.
More to come…