The Spanish center usman garuba He has been transferred to the Oklahoma City Thunder, his second move of the summer after moving from the Houston Rockets, where he played last season, to the Atlanta Hawks, who have transferred him again.
On July 1, the Texans traded him along with Ty Ty Washington, two future second rounds and 1.1 million dollars -one million euros- to Atlanta Hawks; On Saturday, the Georgians sent him to the Thunder along with Washington himself, Rudy Gay and a second-round pick for Patty Mills.
The Castilian-Manchego was drafted by the Rockets in 2021. After a tough year as a ‘rookie’, he gained minutes in his second season. However, the rise of Tari Eason and Jabari Smith and the arrival of Dillon Brooks leave him with no potential minutes.
Garuba signed a contract for four seasons on the ‘rookie’ scale in 2021 after being chosen in the first round. The Thunder must accept the option on him by Oct. 31; If they reject the clause, the Spaniard will remain as an unrestricted free agent next summer, and if accepted, with restrictions in 2025.