Robinson-Earl is 6-foot-9 and was selected in the second round (No. 32 overall) of the NBA Draft. OKC acquired him in exchange for the Nos. 34 and 36 overall picks.
The deal is for $8 million, Charania added, though it has not been reported how much of the contract is guaranteed. Regardless, $8 million is generally more than a second-round pick receives.
Robinson-Earl spent posted averages of 15.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists last season as sophomore at Villanova, leadig the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding. Along the way, he was named Big East co-Player of the Year.
“Although the Thunder could open up a huge chunk of cap room by renouncing their various cap exceptions, it looks like they intend to operate as an over-the-cap team for the time being, which means Robinson-Earl will be signed using a portion of the club’s mid-level exception,” wrote Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.
The Thunder confirmed the signing, but per usual, terms of the contracts were not released.