Grading the OKC Thunder starters in Summer League win over the 76ers.
Mann capped off his electric Salt Lake City Summer League performance with another 20-point outing. He was once again great at creating space for himself, but utilized the pull-up a lot more, especially from deep. Mann also did a great job at controlling the tempo and finding teammates in transition, racking up five assists. His confidence is on another level right now.
Although Butler didn’t have a spectacular offensive night, shooting just 3-of-9 from the field, he was highly active on defense. Butler snagged three steals on the night and played great on-ball defense against Philly’s ball-handlers.
Maldonado wasn’t too much of an impact for the OKC Thunder, scoring just four points in his 24 minutes of action. He contributed two steals defensively but was otherwise quiet, especially on the offense side of the ball, where he attempted just four field goals.
This game was a huge bounce back for Dieng, who shot just 1-for-11 in his first Summer League outing on Monday. He scored 22 points on an efficient 10-for-12 from the field, including 2-of-3 from three. He was arguably the most active player on the court, hauling in 10 rebounds, six of which were offensive, and recording three steals. The only negative thing about this game for Dieng was the nine turnovers, most of which happened in the second half. Dieng was caught traveling a couple of times and was overall sloppy when asked to handle the ball. Down the stretch, the Sixers benefited from Dieng’s inability to control the ball. Despite the turnover issues, Dieng still had a hopeful performance.
Williams found himself as the beneficiary of great ball movement from the OKC Thunder, making timely cuts and finding himself open underneath. He was active on the glass, grabbing six rebounds, and added a couple of steals of his own. Williams failed to convert on either of his three-pointers but was still solid defensively.