October 15, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lamb (1) dribbles the ball during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

OKC Thunder assign Jeremy Lamb to Tulsa 66ers


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The Oklahoma City Thunder are sending rookie shooting guard Jeremy Lamb to their D-League affiliate Tulsa 66ers.

Lamb has played in eight games this season averaging 2.1 points and 4.3 minutes per game.

Lamb was selected 12th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets and came to the Thunder via the James Harden trade.

Lamb was seen as a lottery-level talent after his freshman season at the University of Connecticut and then fell off a little due to a deep draft class.

Lamb hasn’t gotten much of an opportunity to prove his worth for the Thunder this season. He wasn’t around for training camp which may be part of the reason he isn’t getting any run.

Lamb is a very talented player with the potential to be a very good scorer in this league. He strokes it with ease from distance and has a variety of finishing moves he uses to score when driving to the hoops.

The Thunder have a deep roster and head coach Scott Brooks has elected to give Thabo Sefolosha more minutes this season rather than giving a player like Lamb playing time.

Lamb will join Daniel Orton and DeAndre Liggins in Tulsa with the 66ers, both of whom were sent down earlier in the week.

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