Jeremy Lamb has been doing work in the D-League all season long. The highlights here are from the Tulsa 66ers game last Friday night vs. the Reno Bighorns in which they won 92-88 thanks to some late-game heroics from Lamb.
Lamb finished with 23 points, six rebounds and three assists in the game and hit two big-time three-pointers late to help lift the 66ers to victory.
Watching these highlights, you can see the kind of talent that Lamb has and it’s a little disappointing that he hasn’t gotten a shot with the Oklahoma City Thunder this season.
Lamb is very talented offensively. He has a midrange game, can easily shoot it from deep and has the length and athleticism to finish around the rim.
What’s held him back from getting playing time for the Thunder this season has been the depth of the Thunder and defense. Head coach Scott Brooks demands a lot defensively from his players and if you aren’t ready to commit on the defensive end and you are young, you’re not going to get a lot of run.
The cool thing about the Thunder’s D-League affiliate is that they run the same offense that OKC does. You can tell just from these highlights that Lamb is scoring on plays we are used to seeing Kevin Durant score from.
So when the time does come for Lamb, or anyone else, to be called upon by the Thunder, they are more than ready to step in and start running the offense.
The Thunder will have a big decision to make after this season whether or not they will try and re-sign Kevin Martin. With Lamb waiting in the wings, it might make it easier to let Martin walk.