OCTOBER 12: After announcing the addition of forward Jaylen Hoard to their training camp roster yesterday, the Thunder have waived Hoard, per Joe Mussatto of the Oklahoman (Twitter link). Mussatto expects that Hoard will join the club’s NBA G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.
Hoard is returning to the franchise after getting signed to a two-way contract last April. He saw action in 19 games, averaging 6.1 PPG and 3.4 RPG.
Undrafted out of Wake Forest in 2019, Hoard spent his rookie season on a two-way deal with Portland, logging limited minutes in 13 games for the Trail Blazers. Hoard, 22, suited up for the Oklahoma City Blue at the Walt Disney World bubble in February and March, averaging 9.7 PPG and 4.9 RPG in 15 games (22.0 MPG) off the bench.
Hoard will likely end up with the Blue again this season and receive a $50K bonus if he remains on the G League roster for 60 days.