Reggie Jackson scored 14 points and provided this highlight dunk to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to an 89-75 win over the Utah Jazz in the final day of the Orlando Summer League. The Thunder finished the week with a 3-2 record.
Jackson looked the best of all the Thunder players this week not only showing off his athleticism on plays like this but also looking a lot more confident than he did during the regular season for the Thunder.
Jackson averaged 15.3 points and 3.5 assists per game in the four Summer League games that he played in for the Thunder. He is more of a scoring point guard than a distributor but is a very good athlete for his position and has a lot of potential on defense.
Perry Jones played in just the first two Summer League games for the Thunder before sitting out the remainder of the week with a sprained ankle. Jones impressed especially in the first game and averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and showed a ton of potential.
Cole Aldrich had high expectations coming into this week and simply did not deliver. He averaged just 5.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in four games. His offense was shaky and his defense was nothing special either.
Aldrich is likely to assume the backup center role with Nazr Mohammed out the door but if he doesn’t improve soon, Jones or the newly signed free agent Hasheem Thabeet could get a chance in that role.
Lazar Hayward was probably the most consistent player for the Thunder this week but won’t get a lot of attention mainly because his game that he showed this week will not translate too well to the NBA. He averaged 15.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game though and will be a solid player to have at the end of the bench.
The Las Vegas Summer League begins today and will run all the way through Sunday, July 22.