The Thunder won their first Summer League game in three tries and Jeremy Lamb made a case for some extended playing time this season in Oklahoma City’s 98-84 win over Brooklyn Monday in Orlando, Fla.
OKC is looking for some help at the guard position after losing Derek Fisher and Thabo Sefolosha in the offseason and Lamb is certainly a contender to either become the team’s starting guard or come off the bench as the Thunder’s Sixth Man.
Monday against the Nets, Lamb s cored 26 points in 34 minutes, going 8-of-21 shooting and making eight-ofnine free throws.
Meanwhile, rookie Mitch McGary went 8-of-17 shooting, scored 18 points and had 13 rebounds.
The loss of two players sets Lamb up for what should be a revealing season. He has never received extensive playing time for the Thunder, but could this season. The team did sign Sebastian Telfair as a backup point guard to Russell Westbrook. What the team does with Reggie Jackson is also in question. If Jackson moves into the starting lineup, Lamb could assume Jackson’s role of Sixth Man.
Lamb has averaged 7.3 points per game in 101 games with the Thunder over the past two seasons. He has no starts and has averaged just 16.7 minutes per game.
The Thunder resume Summer League action Wednesday against the Pacers.