3 OKC Blue players who could get their NBA shot after recent performances

Jan 9, 2022; Portland, Oregon, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Jahmi'us Ramsey (20)  during warm-ups
Jan 9, 2022; Portland, Oregon, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Jahmi'us Ramsey (20) during warm-ups / Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports
3 of 4

Jahmi'us Ramsey, 6'4, 195, G, OKC Blue

New Year, New Ramsey. Jahmi'us Ramsey has made his name as a battery ram guard who can score at the rim at will. That is how he buttered his bread in college, as a standout at Texas Tech, Ramsey was once thought of as a first-round talent before being selected with the 13th pick in the second round by the Sacramento Kings in the 2020 NBA Draft.

However, that rim running style had scouts that I talked to scratching their heads as recently as last December. When Ramsey was finding just as much success plowing his way to the cup, I asked a scout from an Eastern Conference team if the still just 22-year-old guard would get another NBA shot, and the scout said, "his current style of play will not translate" citing Ramsey's size vs. the trees in the NBA.

The only way to turn the heads of NBA decision-makers for Ramsey is to develop a three-level scoring game. To this point in the year, the former Sacramento King has been able to do just that.

Jahmi'us Ramsey is averaging 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and a steal per game. Ramsey is currently shooting 48 percent from the floor, a jaw-dropping 39 percent from beyond the arc, and 77 percent at the charity stripe.

Ramsey ranks in the 80th percentile as a pick-and-roll ball handler, 59th percentile in transition, and 64th percentile on spot up chances.

The OKC Blue have used Jahmi'us Ramsey as a scoring punch off the bench, and Kameron Woods has attributed his shooting turnaround to playing more off-ball on the offensive end.

This season, Ramsey is shooting 50 percent on catch-and-shoot looks, cashing in at the rim at a 60 percent clip, and generating the majority of his shots at a medium-shot quality according to Synergy.

At just 22 years old, with so many guard-needy teams, and the introduction of a third two-way slot, Jahmi'us Ramsey should be in line for an NBA opportunity after the NBA G League showcase this winter.