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Summer League 7. 4:00pm. GSW v OKC. Wiseman v Chet? Kuminga v Giddey?
rebranding as the OKC Thinder
How To Watch
Las Vegas Summer League
The complete game and broadcast for schedule is here.
Fri. 7/15/22 Oklahoma City v Golden State, 4:00 PM ESPN
Players To Watch
Moses Moody. Last year, he showed off a steady presence in SL that was promising but not assertive. This year, he finally busted loose with a 34 point game. Last game he was solid and sober except for a couple of cowabunga dunk attempts. After his hard landing, I’ll be surprised to see him play.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. NOT AT SUMMER LEAGUE UNTIL CLEARED. 2022 #28 pick. He’s trying to rehab a bad ankle which messed up his senior year, his only year of college and his draft stock. I think he should skip SL. If your foot injury was enough to prevent 100% draft workouts and also screwed up your year in college, you should just get it back to 100% so we can see what we got. Myers left the possibility open if Rick Celebrini approved.
Ryan Rollins. 2022 #44 pick. INJURED, WILL NOT BE AT SUMMER LEAGUE. I hoped to see him in SL with a chip on his shoulder trying to prove he can get to the rim and get off jumpers against SL athleticism. Instead, he will be rehabbing his foot.
Gui Santos. 2022 #55 pick. He’s under contract in Brazil for multiple years,
so he will be a draft-and-stash.But there is a remote chance he will come to Summer League, to try to blow people away to get a two-way. Update: after Game 1 of the CA Classic, he is now a folk hero.
Justinian Jessup. 2020 #51 pick. He’s looked a bit more composed than last year, but not a big impact player, and has been losing minutes on the squad.
The legendary late second rounder from last year who has been developing in the Australian NBL. In 2020-21, true diehards dreamed about him coming to save the day whenever a Warrior bricked an open three.
Mac McClung. Nearing folk hero status, this high flying player was dumped by the Lakers organization after having a two=way contract. Playing assertively, he has been a good organizer for SL but has a reputation of a AAAA player that dominates the minors (he was also Rookie of the Year in G-League) but can’t hang in the pros.
His last game the shine wore off a bit as his attempts to get his own shot prevented us from seeing Wiseman touches.
Other young players. Given the GSW roster situation, I doubt anybody can make the NBA roster, but impressive play could get someone on to the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Official Team Roster
Chet Holmgren, the #2 pick. The American Slenderman with amazing touch is now paired with Poku, the European Slenderman.
Ousmane Dieng, the #11 pick. This guy is a mystery as he has the physical tools, but struggled in the Australian NBL.
Jalen Williams, the #12 pick. He was a darling of our Draft Tournament and we knew he wouldn’t make it to #28, but he went so much earlier than anyone expected. Now we’ll see if the mid-major wonder can hang with the Summer League athleticism.
Jaylin Williams, the #34 pick. For everyone sad that Nikola Jovic didn’t end up on DEN, OKC came through with maximum confusion, taking two guys with almost the same name.
Josh Giddey, last year’s #6 pick, which caused Jonathan Kuminga to fall to GSW. Fun passer and all around game (except for shooting).