Mustapha Farrakhan, Michael Cobbins to Thunder: Contract Details and Reaction

Daniel Kramer@dkramer_Featured ColumnistOctober 23, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers' Jordan Hamilton, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder's Michael Cobbins, right, go after a rebound during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
John Raoux/Associated Press

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Thursday that they signed forward Michael Cobbins and guard Mustapha Farrakhan Jr., grandson of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

They did not disclose the contract details.

Robbins is an undrafted rookie who played three games for the Thunder’s summer-league team after three seasons with the nearby Oklahoma State Cowboys. In college, Robbins started 60 of 70 games at OSU, averaging 6.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 25.4 minutes per game.

Farrakhan, 28, has played for various NBA Development League teams and in Australia since going unselected in the 2011 NBA draft following four years with the Virginia Cavaliers.

The Thunder’s roster count is now at 17, which means both signees could be headed to the team’s D-League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. Three players on the current NBA roster—Josh Huestis, Mitch McGary, Andre Roberson—have played in the team's farm system, which could give the new signees optimism.

The Thunder are coming off a disappointing 2014-15 season in which they went 45-37 after major injuries to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. The team will open the 2015-16 season against the San Antonio Spurs on Oct. 28.

Related

    CP3 on Fake Laugh at Kerr 😆

    Paul explains viral meme of him faking a laugh to Steve Kerr: 'Cause wasn't s--t funny'

    NBA logo
    NBA

    CP3 on Fake Laugh at Kerr 😆

    Megan Armstrong
    via Bleacher Report

    Meyers Leonard Raises $70k Toward COVID-19 Relief

    Heat forward hosted 24-hr live stream for donations to reach goal of feeding 1M people in April during COVID-19 pandemic

    NBA logo
    NBA

    Meyers Leonard Raises $70k Toward COVID-19 Relief

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: NBA Looking at COVID-19 Tests

    NBA and NBPA are assessing rapid-response COVID-19 testing devices; would be critical first step to resuming play

    Oklahoma City Thunder logo
    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Report: NBA Looking at COVID-19 Tests

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report

    Report: Teams Can Hold Virtual Meetings with Prospects Ahead of Draft

    Oklahoma City Thunder logo
    Oklahoma City Thunder

    Report: Teams Can Hold Virtual Meetings with Prospects Ahead of Draft

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report