Gabriel Deck has been assigned to Oklahoma City Blue, team associated with Thunder on the G League. There, the Argentine forward will have the opportunity to play regularly and pick up a rhythm, something that he has not been able to do so far this season. He has only played 23 minutes (with a maximum of nine) over five encounters.
The international albiceleste, starter with his selection and a key piece in the Real Madrid, decided to leave the white club in April of this year as the most important stretch of last season approached. Firm for $ 3.9 million to play all 10 games that the Thunder had left, that as one of the worst teams in the NBA they were not going to play the playoffs. He had time to demonstrate his qualities with averages of 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
From stardom in Europe to ostracism in the NBA
However, this campaign has been ostracized and the coach Mark Digneault has decided to barely step on the track. He has three seasons left on his contract, although none of them are guaranteed. The Thunder have until January 10 if they wanted to part with him. Ah, probably, the doors of Europe. When he left it was already one of the best forwards on the continent.
In the G League, he can try to assert himself and show that he has a niche in the NBA. Usman Garuba, his teammate at Real Madrid has had the same experience recently. The Rockets assigned for a time to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and has now returned to team discipline Houston hoping to get into the rotation and play assiduously.