Rookie forward Rodions Kurucs has made the Nets.

The team today signed Kurucs, the 40th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, to a multi-year contract.

Players selected in the first round of the draft are guaranteed to receive a contract, but teams get to choose whether or not to sign second-rounders.

Kurucs (6’9”, 220), a forward from Cesis, Latvia, played the past three seasons for FC Barcelona II of Spanish LEB Gold. In 2017-18, the 20-year-old appeared in 16 games, averaging 10.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals in 20.8 minutes per game. Kurucs has also had stints with FC Barcelona in both ACB and Euroleague competition. He began his professional career with VEF Riga in his native Latvia.

Kurucs has represented Latvia in international competition, including being selected to the All-Tournament team after leading Latvia to the final of the FIBA U16 European Championship in 2014.