Pro Hog Isaiah Joe formally signed his fully guaranteed 4-year, $48 million contract with OKC on Sunday; deal breakdown explained

By Kevin McPherson
on 2024-07-07 13:17 PM

By Kevin McPherson

LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas star guard and NBA veteran Isaiah Joe on Sunday signed his 4-year, $48 million restricted-free-agent deal to return to Oklahoma City for a third season with the Thunder after helping lead the organization to the best record in the NBA’s Western Conference last season as the team’s top reserve, a source confirmed with Hogville.

Joe (6-4 guard, Fort Smith native) is fully guaranteed in the first three years of the deal, which will carry over to year four if OKC picks up the team option in the final year of the contract (in other words, there are no partial guarantees in any year of the deal). He’ll make just over $25 million — representing more than half of the total — in the first two years of the contract, which breaks down to …

-$12,991,650 fully guaranteed in ’24-25
-$12,362,338 fully guaranteed in ’25-26
-$11,323,006 fully guaranteed in ’26-27
-$11,323,006 fully guaranteed in ’27-28 (team option)

He has career NBA contract earnings of roughly $6.3 million to this point.

Joe, who turned 25 on July 2, just wrapped up his fourth NBA campaign — the first two with the Philadelphia 76ers (the team that drafted him in 2020) followed by two successful seasons in OKC. He had one more season as part of his original three-year, free-agent deal with the Thunder that would have paid him $2.16 million in 2024-25, but the organization held the team option and opted not to pick it up by the contracted deadline (June 29), making Joe a restricted free agent with OKC able to match any offer to keep their sixth man.

He chose not to shop the open market and moved quickly to re-sign with the Thunder.

During the regular season, Joe averaged 8.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 18.4 minutes per game while shooting 45.8% from the field, including 147-of-353 from 3 for 41.6% from 3, and 86.5% from the free throw line in ’24-25 to help OKC finish with the best record in the WC. He ranked 18th in the league in three-point field goal percentage, and tied for 6th place in total charges drawn (19).

He started the final two games of the Thunder’s WC playoff semifinal series loss to the Dallas Mavericks, scoring in double figures twice in the series while shooting 44% from distance through six playoff games against the Mavs.

Through 247 games (with 13 starts) spanning his four NBA seasons, Joe has averaged 6.8 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assist in 15.5 minutes per game while shooting 42.7% from the field, including 392-of-988 from 3 for 39.7%, and 84.1% from the free throw line.

His career-high scoring mark was 33 points registered against the Charlotte Hornets in ’22-23. His career-high in made three-pointers in a game is 7, which he has notched in multiple games including his 7-of-7 effort as part of a 23-point, 5-rebound outing in a road win over Golden State in ’23-24.

Joe was a second round pick by Sixers in the 2020 NBA Draft after having two successful seasons at Arkansas (’18-19 and ’19-20) as he led the SEC in three-point shooting in both campaigns, including matching former Kentucky guard, NBA all-star, and NBA champion Jamal Murray for the SEC’s record for most made triples in a freshman season (113).

(Last updated: 2024-07-07 13:17 PM)