OKC Thunder: Kevin Hervey signs to play in Russia
The Thunder has another two-way contract slot to fill before next season.
Forward Kevin Hervey, who spent the season as a two-way player for the Thunder, has signed with Lokomotiv Kuban in the Russian-based VTB United League.
The team, located in Krasnodar, Russia, announced the move Monday.
The Thunder selected Hervey in the second round (57th overall) of the 2018 NBA Draft. Hervey became the first player out of UT-Arlington to appear in the NBA.
After being limited to G League action in his first professional season, Hervey made his NBA debut this year. Hervey signed a two-way contract in December, and he appeared in 10 games for the Thunder. Three of those appearances were inside the bubble in Orlando.
Hervey logged 17 points and 12 rebounds in 52 career minutes.
With Hervey's move and the June promotion of Luguentz Dort, the Thunder has both of its two-way contract slots open. Devon Hall signed as a two-way substitute player before the season restart, but substitute players become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season.