Grading the OKC Thunder bench vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.
Shackelford is known for his three-point shooting, but his efficiency was extremely low against Philly. He played 24 minutes off the bench for the OKC Thunder and shot just 3-for-12 from the field, including five misses from beyond the arc. He did have a physical and-1 drive to the basket, which was his only bucket from two in the game.
The former first-round pick was an absolute spark plug off the bench for the OKC Thunder. Smith scored 16 points on a perfect 6-for-6 from the field, including two three-pointers. It was extremely fun watching the hyper-athletic Smith knock down a couple of jumpers and throw down a couple of dunks for the Thunder off the bench against the team that drafted him and then traded him after playing just 13 games in two seasons.
McConnell was absolutely lockdown for the OKC Thunder on defense in this game. The former two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year recorded three steals in 14 minutes while playing great on-ball and off-ball defense. Offensively, he scored eight points on 4-of-8 shooting for an overall really good game.
Ramsey only saw about 14 minutes of action and was relatively quiet. With two points, two assists, and two rebounds, it’s hard to warrant giving him a higher grade than this. Ramsey was also the only player on the team to record negative plus-minus.
The OKC Thunder will now transition from Salt Lake City Summer League to Las Vegas Summer League as they are set to face Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.