Hamidou Diallo has already been briefly part of two different NBA teams.
Now, it will be three after he was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Woj.
Oklahoma City has acquired Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo, league sources tell ESPN. Charlotte selected him with the 45th pick. Deal cannot be done until July 6.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 22, 2018
Diallo was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets, then traded to the Charlotte Hornets.
Diallo had a mixed bag of a redshirt freshman season, which was mostly bad over the final months. He averaged an even 10 points per game, along with 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.
He shot 43 percent from the field and 34 percent from 3-point range, but he became turnover prone and couldn’t hit shots as the season wore on, leading him to lose more and more minutes as Kentucky entered the postseason.
Diallo did managed to boost his stock and attract national attention when he had his best game of the year against the Buffalo Bulls in the NCAA Tournament, scoring 22 points, bringing in eight rebounds and blocking two shots.
But in the end, Diallo likely hurt his draft stock by returning to UK for his redshirt freshman season. He was trending toward the middle or top 2⁄3 of the first round before he ever stepped on the floor for the Wildcats.
All told, he’s more experienced and closer to reaching his potential vs entering the league as the raw guard we saw most of last season. He showed plenty of potential at times last season, and with some refinement, he could develop into a nice player in the NBA.
We can only hope for the best.