Will Jeremiah Robinson-Earl survive the OKC Thunder Roster Crunch?

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images) /
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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl #50 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

OKC Thunder Roster Prediction for Jeremiah-Robinson Earl:

There are 13 locks to make the OKC Thunder roster, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is one of six players fighting for the remaining two spots on the team.

He is looking to break through a crowded forward room that includes players like Jalen Williams, Jaylin Williams, Ousmane Dieng, Kenrich Williams, and Aleksej Pokusevski. Robinson-Earl was one of the more disappointing players last year and one of the few OKC Thunder players who took a step back in terms of their development.

The OKC Thunder play position-less basketball, and are comfortable shuffling the rolodex of post players no matter their tradition positions. Some of Mark Daigneault’s best lineups a year ago featured Kenrich Williams playing center for the OKC Thunder. This past year, Robinson-Earl played more in the corners along the three-point line and the short corner instead of around the basketball.

I predict Jeremiah Robinson-Earl will be cut from this OKC Thunder team. He doesn’t have a very high ceiling and hasn’t been able to maintain his floor as a player. He has struggled to finish at the rim, and he hasn’t shown that he can hit threes at a consistent even rate. Other players on the roster can do what he does but more efficiently and consistently. He only has a 1.9 million dollar cap hit for this season, an extremely manageable number for the OKC Thunder who have to get rid of three standard contracts before the regular season begins in October.

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