The Case for Tre Mann to make the OKC Thunder:
Tre Mann had a solid rookie season in the 2021-22 season for Thunder, playing in 60 games averaging 23 minutes per game. He was up and down from a defensive standpoint, but his offensive was pretty good for an 18th overall pick.
Mann averaged 10 points, three rebounds, and two assists per game, shooting 39 percent from the field, 36 percent from three, and 79 percent from the free throw line. He showed an ability to work on and off the ball, especially on spot-up corner threes.
During his rookie season, Tre Mann shot 43 percent on corner threes and 45 percent on corner threes his sophomore season. The problem is only 15 percent of the three-pointers he has attempted are from the corners. If he gets more corner threes than above-the-break threes, the three-point percentage will increase.
Mann was really good during Summer League in both Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He played in four games between the two locations and averaged 20 points, four rebounds, and as many assists while shooting 53 percent from the field, 43 percent from three, and 76 percent from the free throw line.
Mann during Summer League looked like one of the best players on the court and he ended up being too good for Summer League. It is not common for a third-year player to play on the Summer League roster unless they are on the bubble, but Mann showed he belongs in the NBA.