Dallas Mavericks has finally signed the second-rounder Isaiah Roby to a historic deal. Roby was 45th overall pick in this year draft. He has signed a four year $6.7 million deal with Dallas. Roby agent told ESPN’s, Bobby Marks.
Roby got a $1.5 million cap, the highest salary for a second-rounder rookie out of college in NBA history. The second year of his contract is now guaranteed, after which the team may decide to extend to third and fourth year.
Dallas traded their 37th overall pick to Detroit to drop down to 45th pick. They acquired the 6-foot-8 Nebraska forward. In the deal, they also bought two future second-round picks.
Roby was part of Nebraska squad that was in the Big Ten last season. He was ranked among the top rim protectors in the conference. In the previous two seasons while in Big Ten, Roby had the third-highest swat per contest.
In five appearances while in Dallas, he have an average of 8.8 points, 5.2 boards, and 1.2 blocks.