OKC Thunder reveal plan regarding Tre Mann’s G-League assignment

Tre Mann #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)
Tre Mann #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder assigned Sophmore Guard Tre Mann to the NBA G-League following their contest on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Mark Daigneault said after the game this was a pre-planned assignment and had nothing to do directly with his performance against Memphis. On Monday before the game, the OKC Thunder bench boss expanded on the plan for the struggling second-year Florida product.

Tre Mann splashed onto the scene as a rookie last season to the tune of ten points, three rebounds, and an assist per game with his season-high coming against the Boston Celtics where he dropped 35 points, one of his two 30-point games as a rookie with the other coming in a matchup against the Knicks in the Garden.

After so much anticipation of his scoring potential as a spark-plug sixth man that can shoot the lights out of the gym, Mann has not lived up to expectations this season. While many players have gone through a Sophomore slump and there is no need to freak out long-term, the OKC Thunder had to do something after seeing his three-point percentages drop 11 percent in the corner, and seven percent overall.

The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned Sophomore Guard Tre Mann to the NBA G-League following a shooting slump in his first 27 games this season

Before the tip-off of the Oklahoma City Thunder matchup against the Portland Trailblazers, Mark Daigneault announced the plan for Tre Mann, and rookie big man Jaylin Williams is for them to compete with the OKC Blue at the NBA G-League showcase this week in Vegas before being recalled to the NBA level.

The OKC Blue will Wednesday, December 21st against the Lakeland Magic and Thursday against Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Vegas as the Winter Showcase takes center stage as a hub for executives and talent evaluators alike.

The Oklahoma City Thunder hope this stint with the Blue can get the prolific shooting guard back into a groove from beyond the arc and as a scorer, something he has struggled to do this season shooting just 29 percent from distance.

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