The case for the OKC Thunder to keep Jeremiah Robinson-Earl on the roster
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had a promising rookie season but struggled in his second year with injuries and efficiency. He was solid at the beginning of last season, but he wasn’t the same player when he returned from injury. The case for him making this team is he looks more like he did his rookie season than his sophomore year.
During his rookie season, he averaged seven points, five rebounds, and an assist assists per game, shooting 48 percent from the field, 35 percent from three, and 74 percent from the free throw line. He started 36 out of 49 games, averaging 22 minutes per game.
Robinson-Earl was suitable for the first 26 games of the 2022-23 season and was a key role player for the first couple of months. Shooting just 57 percent from two, 38 percent from three point land, and 79 percent from the free throw line.
He was hitting spot-up three-pointers and playing solid defense but could have done better finishing around the rim. This is where Robinson-Earl has to make a massive leap, converting at the rim at just a 55 percent clip, in the bottom fifth percentile for his position.