Some intriguing players went undrafted, but many of them are still getting NBA contracts.
Gary Payton II:
James Webb III:
A rule of thumb: Longer contracts are almost always better for teams in these situations. The final years rarely have any guarantees. So, if the player pans out, he’s locked into a below-market deal. If he doesn’t, he gets waived and earns nothing for those additional years.
That’s why teams offer partial guarantees in the first season – to incentivize the player to accept more years.
Many of these players will wind up in training camp, cut then assigned to the D-League. But for now, NBA teams have locked them down.