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10 Kyle Singler Trade Scenarios

He’s your lovable hipster that can rock a man bun better than the Starbucks barista. However, while he doesn’t play, the Thunder’s Kyle Singler is a rotting log that takes up $4.7 million. His percentages aren’t great so fans are fed up with the former Duke Blue Devil.

I think most people are just salty because Singler makes almost as much as Josh Huestis, Terrance Ferguson and Jerami Grant ($4,780,687).

So, the best thing to do is to trade the man. He’s never panned out to what the Thunder hoped He was expected to be a spot up three-point shooter as he was in Detroit. Some players just struggle with adjustment and Singler is one of those.

Who wants Singler’s salary and playing ability, or lack there of? I’ve used the ESPN Trade Machine to trade Singler to 10 different NBA teams. Here are a few pointers before you have a mental breakdown:

  • Some of them are real, some are not. I’m sure you can figure which ones aren’t real.
  • Factors into the non-real ones: Salaries only. That’s it.
  • I had fun.

All right, that’s out of the way, let’s have some fun.

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Five Thoughts 12-13-17 (Thunder 100, Pacers 95)

1. That was a really fascinating game. And it had a pretty improbable result. And I missed part of it because either my DVR malfunctioned or I malfunctioned. Smart money is probably on the latter. Somehow I accidentally set it (or it set itself) to record only the first 80 minutes. I didn’t realize this until a couple of minutes into the third quarter when the recording just stopped. Highly frustrating. Somewhat luckily for me I wasn’t that far behind. But it was scary— going from very early in the third to midway through the fourth having no idea what the score was going to be. I was relieved to see we had a nine point lead and then sat through the tense final five minutes or so. I then was able to skim back and piece the rest of what happened together. But like I said; fascinating. Highly emotional, highly charged atmosphere and it was a great played like a playoff game. It is beyond stunning that OKC can win ANY game with the stars going 10-45; but to do in THAT situation is unfathomable. So how did they do it?

2. I’ve been saying this for awhile now, but the Thunder are incredibly good defensively. If they aren’t the best defensive team in the NBA, they aren’t far behind. This is why I haven’t lost hope and why I don’t want any sort of coaching change. They get after people. Very, very rarely do the Thunder give up clean looks. And sometimes when they do it’s because a guy went for a steal or block— and I’m OK with that considering we need to take gambles to spark offense right now. Even without their best on-ball defender (Andre) the Thunder more or less locked down a Pacers team tonight that has been as white hot as any team in the league. This isn’t new; Thunder have been defending at a high level all season long. It’s becoming their identity and it is allowing them to stay alive as they crap themselves on the other end. In addition to defense, I’d say overall physical effort is keeping them afloat. The team plays hard. They won this game on guts. The big three are a mess offensively, but they are buying in on the other end. Even Russ, who has never been a great defender, has made massive improvements. He isn’t losing his man as often and he is working screens better than he ever has in the past. They are locked in defensively. Which is essential considering they are locked out of the basket.

3. Steven Adams. My goodness. He is carrying them right now. Dude is just a beast. 23 and 13 is good in itself, but he is also making all types of winning plays that aren’t showing up in the box score. Tips, taps, screens, annoying the man he is guarding, etc. He is ridiculously efficient in the paint and some of his offensive rebounds are about the only reason the offense isn’t worse than it is. To their credit, the other guys aren’t afraid to get him the ball. Clearly they trust him— many of our turnovers are on passes intended for Adams in addition to all of the ones that connect. He is playing at all star level and he is saving our ass right now. Abrines and the bench were also really, really good tonight. Felton had 6 assists in 12 minutes. The offense is pretty fluid when the bench is on the floor. Patterson finally showed up and made some big shots tonight as well. Basically everyone other than Russ, PG, and Melo played great tonight.

4. Before we bury Russ too much, let’s acknowledge his sheer force of will. He’s one guy that isn’t afraid to fail and he sure as hell is going to go down swinging. The dude had 17 rebounds tonight. I know in some circles people like to dismiss his rebounding as “stat hunting” and insinuate that it’s some sort of negative, but I find that to be about 99% ridiculous. Getting a rebound in basketball is a good thing, period. Tonight his tenacity may have saved the game for them. On the Abrines miss, Russ came soaring in for his 17th rebound, he missed the put back attempt, but Abrines was there to tip it in and give them the three point cushion. He’s the reigning MVP, but he still plays like a guy on a ten day contract trying to make a living. It’s one way you survive a 3-17 shooting night— go into demon-mode in terms of all-out effort. So while the Thunder are going nowhere unless Russ figures out his shooting issues, we can all trust that at the very least he isn’t going to lay down and just take it. 10 points, 12 assists, and 17 rebounds is still a really good night for an NBA player. Let’s not forget that.

5. One reason I’m not quite in the panic mode others are is that I do see and appreciate the effort and energy the team is giving. Even while scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of shooting the ball, they’ve still managed to win five of their last seven games. They fought really hard tonight and they rallied around PG. Everyone understood what was at stake. It’s one thing if PG didn’t play great (he didn’t) and another thing entirely if he didn’t play great AND the Thunder lost to the Pacers in Indiana. They mostly bottled up Oladipo who has been killing it all year and they somehow found a way to overcome astonishingly bad shooting from the three stars. Maybe I’m stubbornly sticking to this due to my fandom, but I simply refuse to believe the shooting won’t improve. There is just no way these three guys will continue to offer up bricks at this rate. There is evidence to suggest that it is NOT “the offense” holding them back. Other guys (Abrines, Felton, even Huestis) are making shots in the same offense. It’s going to come around. I’ll go down with the ship proclaiming that. This one should have them in better spirits. Probably a relief for PG. Melo gets his turn Saturday back at MSG. But first the Sixers await. Thunder need to get at least one of those to consider this trip a success.

Ed Kleese is a long-time Thunder season ticket holder and a smart Thunder fan. You can read all his work on his own personal blog.

 

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Power Rankings Week 1 (Oct. 16-22)

The NBA season is upon us! Oklahoma City doesn’t play until Thursday but the NBA season starts tomorrow night. With that said, we’re going to try and do something every Monday here at Thunder Digest. We’re going to rank all 30 NBA teams. If you disagree, please tell us. We’re going to try and remain impartial to being a Thunder site.

1) Golden State Warriors

I feel like this is a given. The Warriors added Nick Young and are the defending champions. They’re going to be here until they lose more than they’re expected. Vegas has them at 67 wins. I’d take the low as the West is very tough this season.

2) Houston Rockets

When you add a hall-of-fame point guard, you’re going to improve. The Houston Rockets with the addition of Chris Paul are going to barrage every team in the league with three-pointers and there is only way to stop them, let them miss. That’s really it.

3) The Oklahoma City Thunder

You add Paul George and Carmelo Anthony? You shoot up everyone’s rankings. Russell Westbrook doesn’t need to do it all himself this year. Alex Abrines, who set a rookie Thunder record for made threes, is back and will provide a nice support off the bench. The bench is the major question mark for the Thunder.

4) Boston Celtics

Once again, a team acquiring another superstar(s) shoots up the rankings. Though, Boston went to the Eastern Conference Finals, they added Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. Boston is deep and very talented. How will Irving and the rest of the Celtics gel?

5) San Antonio Spurs

Kawhi Leonard. Enough said. This man might be the front-runner for the MVP this season. Their age is always going to be a factor but you cannot discount everything the Spurs do. They’re consistent as the sun and the moon.

6) Washington Wizards

I have a soft spot for Scottie Brooks. That man will always be revered in my household. Wizards almost won 49 games last year after an abysmal 3-9 start. With a healthy John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Wizards are on the right path.

7) Cleveland Cavaliers

Now please don’t sacrifice me for putting the Cavaliers this far down. It’s really due to Isaiah Thomas being out with the hip until at least Christmas. This list is to start the season. The Cavaliers will probably still win the Eastern Conference.

8) Minnesota Timberwolves

How many teams have 2016-17 20-point scorers? Three. Golden State, Oklahoma City and Minnesota. Adding Jimmy Butler and Co., the Timberwolves will finally move into the playoffs.

9) Toronto Raptors

Patrick Patterson is gone but that’s fine. Serge Ibaka is the stretch Toronto wanted anyway. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan give the Raptors one of the best backcourt duos in the NBA.

10) Milwaukee Bucks

Kevin Durant said Giannis Antetokounmpo could be the player in the history of the NBA. The dude keeps getting better and better. Experts, not Durant, think he could eventually average multiple seasons of triple-doubles. That’ll be time before it comes true but he’s fun to watch. Oh and there is Thon Maker, too. He’s cool.

11) L.A. Clippers

What a weird season for the Clippers. Chris Paul is gone but they retain Blake Griffin and still have DeAndre Jordan. I’d like to think Milos Teodosic is the real deal. Plus, adding Sam Dekker was a clutch move to sure up them their bench.

12) Utah Jazz

The Jazz are in a weird spot, like the Thunder were last year. However, with Derek Favors and Rudy Gobert, they still have some players. They added Ricky Rubio from Minnesota. It’s not like they fell off the map. Bench is a bit of a question but they’ll be okay.

13) Denver Nuggets

Nikola Jokic is a stud. Will Barton and Gary Harris will lead a backcourt but the inconsistency of the Nuggets from last year leaves them out of my top 10. Though, they were 15-11 after the Nurkic trade last year.

14) Portland Trail Blazers

It’s the Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum show once again. Jusuf Nurkic was a beast after the trade and they added Caleb Swanigan but is there enough defense out there to contend in the super tough Northwest Division?

15) Philadelphia 76ers

Okay, maybe I’m overselling the 76ers but that’s fine. Joel Embiid is so entertaining to watch. If he can stay healthy, he’s an All-Star player and the 76ers make the playoffs. If he gets hurt, JJ Redick made $23 million to go to Brooklyn next season.

16) Charlotte Hornets

Kemba Walker gets help from an over-the-hill Dwight Howard but will still be enough to make the playoffs in the East but won’t be entertaining to watch.

17) Miami Heat

The Heatles went 30-11 down the stretch and barely missed the playoffs. Curious to see what Waiter’s Island is like without a contract year to fall back on.

18) New Orleans Pelicans

Despite Boogie and Anthony Davis being maybe the best front court in NBA history, the Pelicans don’t have enough to get it done. Rajon Rondo isn’t the answer, either.

19) Dallas Mavericks

If you haven’t seen Dennis Smith Jr. play yet, this guy is going to be so good. Dallas found their next franchise player. Even with aging Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks will miss the playoffs.

20) Memphis Grizzlies

The Grizzlies have been a staple in the playoffs for the last few years. I think that ends this year. While Mike Conley is one of my favorite point guards to watch, I don’t think him and Marc Gasol can do it alone.

21) Sacramento Kings

Dave Joerger and Zach Randolph, okay. Also, Vince Carter is on this team. Is this the rejected Memphis Grizzlies? Why didn’t Tony Allen come here?

22) Detroit Pistons

There isn’t a lot from keeping me ranking the Pistons lower on this rankings, other than bottom six teams are all from the East. Just a plague of how bad the East bottom half is.

23) Los Angeles Lakers

I’m not sold on Lonzo Ball yet. However, he makes the Lakers relevant, even if they’re bad again. The League’s (and team’s throughout the league’s, profit goes up when the Lakers are relevant.

24) Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker and Dragon Bender got some help in Josh Jackson. The Suns are going to be bad again. However, they’ll at least be entertaingly bad.

25) Indiana Pacers

Victor Oladipo will have his work cut out for him in Indiana. Luckily he has Miles Turner to assist him in this 35-win season.

26) Orlando Magic

Kind of like Chicago, I find it hard to really name some players. Then, they rolled in a bit better than with Chicago. Aaron Gordon and Evan Fournier will get some attention but for the most part, this team might not win 30 games.

27) Chicago Bulls

I thought about it really quick, there isn’t a person on the Bulls I could name off the top of my head. That’s not a good sign. However, Zach LaVine and Robin Lopez will try not let this team end up worst than some expect.

28) New York Knicks

Poor Ron Baker. He and Kristaps Prozingis will have to win every game on their own.

29) Brooklyn Nets

They don’t have a first round pick of their own until next season. They do have a first round pick from the Raptors, but it’s lottery protected. That’s about the only thing going well for Brooklyn coming up. This is going to be a rough season. They only won 20 games last year.

30) Atlanta Hawks

Only if the Hawks were going to be as entertaining as their twitter account is. This is going to be a rough season in the dirty south.

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Thunder offically sign Terrance Ferguson

It’s been about a month in the making but the Oklahoma City Thunder signed Terrance Ferguson to a four year rookie contract on Thursday night.

While the Thunder do not disclose their terms, it’s pretty understood it is the rookie scale and most likely the 120 percent mark up. Not many sign below or even at the 100 percent. Josh Huestis and Andre Roberson are the only two known to do that with Oklahoma City.

It’s now understood Ferguson received clearance on July 14, almost two weeks ago, but has been negotiating with Oklahoma City. His agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports is known for holding out for rookies and securing the 120 percent.

If that assumption is true, Ferguson will make approximately $8.5 million over four years.

Born in Tulsa, Okla., Ferguson decided to forego the college lifestyle and head down under and played for the Adelaide 36ers this season in the Australian Basketball League. His statistics are not going to wow you but he shows real upside for someone who’s only 19 years old.

He averaged only 4.6 points in 15 game minutes for the 36ers and only 31.3 percent from beyond the three-point line. However, he showed flashes of what made him so special coming out of high school.

Ranked No. 11 in the 2017 ESPN Top 150 out of Advanced Preparatory International. The NCAA ruled API’s courses weren’t qualified and those who attended would not meet the certificates by the NCAA Clearinghouse. The NCAA had suspicion API was not a prep academy, nor an advanced school. It was considered to be a basketball factory. Ferguson, who originally committed to Arizona, spent last season in Australia due to the issue.

Ferguson went down under but he’s come back stateside. He says he’s coming home and excited to play for the Thunder.

It has be

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Westbrook organizing practices for Thunder players

The reigning MVP is currently organizing workout events for the Oklahoma City Thunder in Santa Monica, California, according to ESPN. These practices are expected to take place later on this week.

This has been a Thunder tradition going back to the Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka days.

Players and coaches will meet and run through conditioning drills together. Considering the heavy youth on this team, these practices provide a wealth of benefits for a roster that has changed a lot since being eliminated by the Houston Rockets in the postseason.

In their exit interviews, Russell Westbrook and head coach Billy Donovan both spoke about unofficial offseason workouts with the team.

These are not mandatory but rather an attempt to build and improve team chemistry before the start of training camp in late September. The entire roster will not be attending as several players have plans.

Paul George and Alex Abrines are in Spain while Nick Collison is enjoying vacation after re-signing with the Thunder. Oklahoma City rookie Terrance Ferguson remains unsigned while he waits for clearance from FIBA to sign his contract. His status remains unknown for these practices.

Westbrook’s status on his reported super max contract extension is still up in the air at this point. There does not appear to be any concern from the Thunder from all reports. The All-Star point guard has until October 16th to sign on the dotted line.

 

 

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Summer of Sam: Presti coming through this summer

NBA fans never hear any rumblings of what the Thunder are doing in the trade and free agency market.

It’s part of what has made them so successful as a franchise. It’s another reason the Thunder have had the best offseason in the association this year. Thanks to general manager Sam Presti, the Thunder are looking as if they will have one of their strongest rosters ever when the season tips off in October.

Presti and the Thunder brass have always been quiet, lurking in the shadows of the NBA trade market always looking to make a big splash. It’s how they landed former Indiana forward Paul George. It’s how, time and time again, the Thunder’s front office looks like the one of the best in the NBA.

There have been some questionable decisions, sure. Trading James Harden because of a contract dispute doesn’t look great now, but there was no guarantee Harden would have reached MVP-caliber status if he remained in Thunder blue. Kevin Durant’s departure shook up the central plains a year ago, but Thunder fans are looking to the future now more than ever thanks to Presti and Co.

Oklahoma City needed another superstar to play alongside Russell Westbrook. His late-game heroics often took a front seat to his struggles finding someone on the floor who could make a big play down the stretch. Westbrook doesn’t have to wonder whether his teammates are ready to help him now. He has another top NBA player on the wing.

George isn’t Durant, but Durant isn’t George. Durant is the world’s best scorer, though George can put the ball in the basket, too. He averaged a career-high 23.7 points per contest last season, making 46.1 percent of his shots and 39.1 percent from deep.

Presti added what the Thunder needed most: another scoring option to help Westbrook. No longer does Westbrook need to be the only hero, he has Robin. But George and Westbrook can coexist, taking over games with their combined skills on offense, leaving defenses bewildered and confused after the duo combined for a game-clinching 8-0 run in the final minutes. It’s a sight Thunder fans will see many times in 2017-18.

George isn’t a one way player, though, as his defense has earned him a spot on three All-Defensive teams because of his lockdown prowess on the perimeter. Another superstar will be playing in Chesapeake Energy Arena this offseason, thanks to Presti’s patience and aggressiveness.

Indiana sifted through multiple offers for its four-time All-Star, receiving calls from Cleveland, Boston and Los Angeles. After George said he would not return to Indiana following the final season on his contract, opposing GM’s continued to call Indiana to see how they could get George on their team. Presti was one of them, but he waited for the right moment.

Presti knew Indiana wanted Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. Oladipo is a fan favorite of the state; he played at Indiana and still hasn’t reached his prime. Sabonis has potential, but Presti didn’t see his fit with Westbrook as he pictured it when he acquired Sabonis from Orlando.

About two hours before the official start to the new league season, Presti shot from half-court, the shot ripping the cotton and harmlessly hitting the court beneath him.

Presti landed another superstar.

Whether George will commit to Oklahoma City remains unseen. George has said he wants to play for the Lakers starting next season, but possibly a season playing with Westbrook will change his mind to sign long term.

The chances of George staying are slim, but they can improve. Presti made a gamble. Trade two players who have long contracts for a possible one-year rental for George, but it shows his commitment to want to win now. Presti wants to build a team around Westbrook, and George was just the start.

The Thunder signed power forward Patrick Patterson to a three-year, $16.4 million deal. Patterson, a three-and-D player, has excelled in the NBA to this point in his career. The Raptors’ outscored their opponents by 1,004 points while Patterson was on the floor the past three seasons. When he was off the floor, they were outscored by 38.

Patterson can play power forward or center on defense and he can stretch the floor offensively. The past three seasons, Patterson made at least 94 3-pointers. His presence with George will open up the floor tremendously for the Thunder next season, who finished last in three-point percentage in 2016-17.

Presti wasn’t done, though. He re-signed Andre Roberson to a three-year, $30 million offer, which was $2 million less than Presti offered Roberson before the season. It’s a steal, yes, but Roberson still can improve in his game. His offense needs a lot of work. This deal will be one of the best Presti has negotiated with a player if Roberson can maintain a steady shooting stroke and knock down free throws consistently.

Roberson was paid for his defense. Roberson and George will be one of, if not, the best perimeter defending duo’s in the league next season. Shoot, Oklahoma City’s defense will be one of the best, too. If and when Roberson improves his offensive game, he could open up the floor even more for Westbrook and George.

Friday, Presti signed veteran point guard Raymond Felton to a one-year deal. The Thunder solved their backup point guard problem. Although Felton, 33, is near the end of his career, he is a veteran presence in the locker room and will help mend some of the bench struggles the Thunder had last season.

Felton can score, distribute and defend well, especially in the 10-15 minutes he will play each night. As long as the Thunder don’t go missing when Westbrook and George are on the bench, which having Felton should help, the signing is a successful one.

The Thunder had a few glaring holes going into the offseason and they addressed all of them through trades and free agency. Presti added another superstar next to Westbrook, he added a power forward who can spread the floor and defend and he added a backup point guard. Presti also re-signed one of the best defensive guards in the league. Even the Thunder’s draft pick, Terrance Ferguson, is known for his three-and-D style on the wing.

The Thunder needed shooting and Presti got it. The Thunder needed players to spread the floor, check. A backup point guard: no problem. Help for the franchise player, you got it.

Presti is a wizard, but this isn’t Hogwarts.

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Thunder sign Raymond Felton to one-year deal

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed free agent Raymond Felton to a one-year deal, ESPN’s Chris Haynes is reporting.

The Thunder don’t often release the financial aspects of a contract, however, it is assumed Felton is signing for the veteran’s minimum: $2,328,652.

Felton, 33, has played for six teams over his career. He was named to the 2005-06 NBA All-Rookie team. Felton recently played with the L.A. Clippers.

Felton is a veteran-savvy point guard who went to North Carolina. One major plus for Felton is he has remained healthy throughout his career. He has played in more than 65 games for 10 of his 12 seasons.

Last season, Felton averaged 6.7 points in 21.7 minutes per game, providing a quality back up for Chris Paul. He shot 43 percent from the field but only 31.9 percent from three.

It is unknown whether Oklahoma City will keep Semaj Christon on the roster. All signs would say yes, as the Thunder have kept three point guards most of their time in Oklahoma City.

Felton becomes the fourth addition to an evolving roster. With the additions of Paul George, Patrick Patterson, Terrance Ferguson and now Felton, the Thunder continue to build around Russell Westbrook.

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Thunder have room for Smart

With the July 4 departure of Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz, the Boston Celtics are putting some key players on the team’s trading block to make room for the All-Star small forward.

One player that Boston is looking to trade that the Oklahoma City Thunder could actually acquire is the former Oklahoma State cowboy, Marcus Smart. 

According to Royce Young, the Thunder have just enough cap space on their roster to potentially make a move for the Celtics guard.

On the offensive end, Smart averaged 10.6 points while shooting 35.9 percent form the field and 28.3 percent from behind the arc last season with the Celtics.

While his offensive number are not the best, he is still a solid role player.

Smart, whose contract would end after next season, would be a good fit on the Thunder as a tough defender and hustle player.

However, Young also mentioned on Twitter that the Thunder making a move on the Celtics guard could possible show the direction the team is taking.

The Thunder may be choosing between Smart and Andre Roberson. The All-Defensive Second Team player for the Thunder has not yet resigned to the team.

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Kanter hints the Thunder sign Gay

Enes Kanter hinted on Twitter that the Oklahoma City Thunder have made a deal with Rudy Gay.

Gay, who played with the Sacramento Kings, last season has been a free agent target for the Thunder.

Although Kanter’s tweet surely suggests the Thunder have locked him in, there is no confirmation on whether or not the team and Gay have signed a contract or verbally agreed.

Gay was also a target for the Thunder around the trade deadline during the season until he suffered a torn left Achilles.

With the Kings, Gay averaged 18.7 points while shooting 37.2 percent from the three-point-line.

He also contributed on defense well, averaging 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.

Gay would be a great addition to OKC as they need better shooters and people who can create their own shots.

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Three things noticed in Summer League Game 1

The Oklahoma City Thunder won their first game of the 2017 Summer League in exciting fashion against the Detroit Pistons 92-91.

Obviously, Domas Sabonis was no longer able to play with the Thunder’s Summer League squad after being traded yesterday. First round pick Terrance Ferguson has yet to sign his initial contract and is not in Orlando with the team.

Summer League is about development and growth. With the loss of Sabonis, the Thunder were represented by Semaj Christon and Josh Huestis as the only two players with NBA/Oklahoma City experience.

Here are three things that stuck out:

Semaj Christon

As stated earlier, Summer League is mainly to see growth and development in individual players. Christon is a player who Oklahoma City gave every opportunity last season as Russell Westbrook‘s primary backup. It was an up and down year for the rookie out of Xavier with more negatives than positives.

Today was a mixed bag for Semaj. While statistically, Christon isn’t going to be a player who will wow you, the main thing with the young guard is confidence.

Christen looked in control and definitely looked one of the few players with NBA experience. He had a handful of nice dishes and drives.

As of right now, Christon remains the backup point guard for the Thunder. If that is still the case when the 2017-18 season begins, his confidence will have to remain high.

Lack of Shooting

Until the final minutes, the Thunder were abysmal from beyond the arc. They finished the game shooting a respectable 36 percent after a desperate final run.

Guys like Huestis, Christon and Daniel Hamilton handling the shooting duties won’t light up the score board from deep.

This Summer League squad is designed to defend. While Huestis has shown a capable shot with good mechanics in his brief NBA experience, he will need to start pressing the issue with his shot if he wants to make strides.

The Ending

With two minutes remaining, the Thunder were down 11. Hamilton scored five points in 7.6 seconds to take the one point lead.

All thanks to a officiating blunder.

Official Haywoode Workman admitted to giving two free throws to the Thunder when they should have only had a one-shot technical.

Even in the Summer, the officials need some development.

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