OKC Thunder List, Schedule, Preview Guide
Stage 1 of the Thunder’s Summer League tour begins Tuesday in Salt Lake City.
The Thunder are one of four teams – along with the Jazz, Grizzlies and 76ers – that will compete in the three-day Salt Lake City Summer League before the 30 teams gather in Las Vegas for the main event. of the summer league, which takes place from Thursday to July. 17.
The Thunder released their Summer League roster on Monday, which includes sophomores Josh Giddey and Tre Mann, along with the final four draft picks: Chet Holmgren, Ousmane Dieng, Jalen Williams and Jaylin Williams.
OKC’s roster for Salt Lake City and Las Vegas is the same, but not all players will participate in both events. Giddey is expected to play only in Salt Lake City, while incoming recruits will primarily play in Las Vegas.
In Las Vegas, Holmgren will face selected players just ahead and behind him: Orlando’s Paolo Banchero and Houston’s Jabari Smith Jr.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Thunder in the Summer League:
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Thunder Summer League Roster
► Gabe Brown: Brown was a four-year player at Michigan State. Last season, he was a third-team All-Big Ten. He went undrafted.
► Francois Robert Baker: The 6ft 11in forward played at Harvard from 2016 to 2020. He played for the G League Stockton Kings last season.
► Ousmane Dieng: The Thunder traded 11th place in the draft to select Dieng, a 19-year-old French winger. Dieng played in the Australian National Basketball League last season.
► G Abdul Gaddy: Gaddy knows the Thunder well, having played for Les Bleues. He has also played professionally in Greece and Israel. At 30, he is the oldest player on the list.
► G Josh Giddey: The 19-year-old Australian is a “veteran” of the team. Giddey’s Summer League debut last year was cut short due to a sprained ankle.
► FC Chet Holmgren: Holmgren will be one of the biggest draws in Las Vegas. He is the crown jewel of the Thunder’s 2022 draft class.
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► GVit Krejci: Krejci played 30 games as a rookie last season. He had surgery on his left knee in April.
► G Tre Man: Mann averaged 10.4 points as a rookie. The 21-year-old electric guard is expected to be a star in the Summer League.
► F Eugene Omoruyi: This will be the first look at Omoruyi in a Thunder uniform. He recently signed a two-way deal with OKC after a brief stint at Dallas last season.
► F Alexej Pokusevski: Pokusevski didn’t play in the Summer League last season, but he apparently has a different plan this summer.
► F/C Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Robinson-Earl made 36 starts in 49 games as a rookie. He will be one of OKC’s most experienced players in the Summer League.
► G Jaden Shackelford: The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 15.2 points during his three-year career at Alabama. He joined the Thunder as a guest of the Summer League after being drafted.
► G Lindy Waters III: Norman and OSU are entering the second year of his two-way contract. Waters shot 36% from 3-point range in 25 games for the Thunder last season.
► G Aaron Wiggins: Wiggins made a solid first impression last summer in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old winger is entering his second NBA season.
► G Jalen Williams: The Thunder drafted Williams (J-Dub) with the No. 12 pick. He was a relatively unknown prospect until his junior season at Santa Clara.
► F Jaylin Williams: Arkansas Jaylin Williams (J-Will) is well known for his willingness to take matters into his own hands. The Thunder selected him with the 34th pick.
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Thunder Summer League Coaches
► Head Coach Kameron Woods: Woods was the Thunder’s head coach in three Summer League games last season after Grant Gibbs, the team’s original head coach, went into health and safety protocols. security. Woods, a Butler graduate, is entering his fifth season with the Thunder and his second as an assistant coach.
► Assistant Coach Eric Maynor: The former Thunder point guard is entering his second season as the Thunder’s assistant coach.
► Assistant Coach Zach Peterson: Peterson is entering his fourth season as a Thunder assistant. He previously worked for the Bucks and Hawks.
► Assistant Coach Grant Gibbs: Gibbs has spent the past three seasons as head coach of G League OKC Blue. Gibbs replaced Mark Daigneault, now the Thunder’s head coach.
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Salt Lake City Summer League
When: July 5-7
Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City
Tuesday: vs. Utah Jazz, 8 p.m., ESPN
Wednesday: vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 6 p.m., ESPN2
Thursday: vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 5 p.m., NBA TV
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Las Vegas Summer League
When: July 7-17
Where: Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas
Saturday: vs. Houston Rockets, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Monday: vs. Orlando Magic, 8 p.m., ESPN
July 13: vs. Sacramento Kings, 7 p.m., NBA TV
July 15th : vs. Golden State Warriors, 6 p.m., ESPN
July 16/17: To be determined
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Thunder alumni in the NBA Summer League
► Charlie Brown Jr., 76ers: Brown played nine games with the Thunder in the 2020-21 season.
► Deonte Burton, Timberwolves: Burton played 71 games with the Thunder from 2018 to 2020.
► Melvin Frazier Jr., Timberwolves: Frazier played three games with the Thunder last season on a two-way contract.
► Josh Hall, riders: Hall played 21 games with the Thunder in the 2020-21 season.
► Justin Robinson, Jazz: Robinson played nine games with the Thunder in the 2020-21 season.
► Olivier Sarr, Suns: The 7-foot center averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22 games with the Thunder last season.
► Zavier Simpson, Magic: The hooking guard played four games with the Thunder last season.
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► Justin Bean, Clippers: The former Southmoore star averaged 17.4 points per game during his senior season at Utah State.
► Cade Cunningham, Piston: The former Cowboy finished third in the Rookie of the Year voting.
► DaQuan Jeffries, Knicks: The former Edmond Santa Fe star appeared in a combined 47 NBA games with the Kings, Rockets and Grizzlies.
► Brady Manek, Hornets: The Harrah native played four years at OU before moving to North Carolina. Manek and the Tar Heels lost to Kansas in the NCAA Tournament title game.
► Cameron McGriff, Hornets: The four-year-old OSU forward played three games for the Trail Blazers last season.
► Kameron McGusty, Pistons: McGusty began his college career at OU before transferring to Miami.
► Jeremy Sochan, Spurs: Sochan was born in Guymon. His parents played college basketball at Oklahoma Panhandle State.
► Alondes Williams, nets: Williams played two seasons at OU before moving to Wake Forest, where he became the ACC Player of the Year.