The Thunder will play in the Orlando Summer League, which started yesterday.
Orlando Summer League: July 1-5, 6th “Championship Day”
Utah Summer League: July 3, 5-6
Las Vegas Summer League: July 7-11, playoffs July 12-17
Orlando Summer League: Amway Center practice court
Utah Summer League: Jon M. Huntsman Center
Las Vegas Summer League: Thomas & Mack Center, Cox Pavilion
How to Watch:
All games will be broadcasted live on NBATV or on the ESPN networks. The Utah and Las Vegas Summer League’s are open to the public, while the Orlando league will not be.
And now for the team’s preview:
All expected players as of June 30th
Players expected to compete: Semaj Christon, Terrance Ferguson, Domantas Sabonis, Josh Huestis, Dakari Johnson, Daniel Hamilton, Malcolm Hill, Dylan Ennis, Rashawn Thomas, Brad Wanamaker, Markel Brown, Shaquille Hines, Vince Hunter, Yannis Morin, Marcus Paige, and Marcus Thornton.
OKC’s squad will feature second year players Semaj Christon and Domantas Sabonis. Sabonis could be in line for bigger minutes next year, and a strong summer will certainly help his case. OKC Blue stars Josh Huestis, Dakari Johnson, and Daniel Hamilton will all be vying for a roster spot or potentially a two-way contract.
Former Grizzly Dylan Ennis will be looking for an NBA job. He could secure one with a good summer. Former Tar Heel Marcus Paige was inconsistent last year for the Salt Lake City Stars. If Paige can put together an efficient summer, an NBA team could give him a look.
Markel Brown and Marcus Thornton are a pair of guards looking to make it back into the NBA with strong summers.
Highly rated UDFA Malcolm Hill could secure himself a two-way contract with a good performance in Orlando. 27 year old Rashawn Thomas will be making his first summer league appearance since 2011 after playing in Turkey this past season.
Player to Watch: Terrance Ferguson
Ferguson will be experiencing NBA for the first time, let alone United States ball for the first time since his high school days. Ferguson opted to go play in the NBL instead of playing collegiately.
Ferguson has 3-and-D potential, and many fans have never seen Ferguson before. A good summer in Orlando can put his name on the map, both in OKC and for NBA fans.