On a slow Sunday evening, a weird bit of information came through on Instagram. Former UCLA guard, Bryce Alford has been signed to the Oklahoma City Thunder… according to him. Travis Singleton of SneakerReporter.com first reported this information that had seemingly slipped through the real cracks.
It’s unknown if this is a fact but very well could be. I doubt a player would go public with this information if it was not in fact true. Alford, 22, averaged 15.5 points per game as a senior at UCLA. He also made 43 percent from beyond three-point range (116-270).
Alford did play in the Summer league for the Golden State Warriors, where he averaged 9.3 points in 19 minutes per game. Alford made only 21.7 percent (5-of-23) from three in those six games for the Warriors.
Because of his inexperience and being only a rookie, Alford could be a big candidate for the Oklahoma City Blue. The Thunder are currently at 16 contracts, 15 guaranteed. Alford could be the Thunder’s first two-way deal. However, this is most likely a training camp invite. The Thunder often have 18-19 players at camp. They don’t make the roster and are sent across the street to the Blue.
We’ll wait to see what the Thunder officially says before we decided what type of agreement this is.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Our Podcast is on iTunes. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!