Jeremy Lamb’s rookie year in the NBA was difficult. Drafted by the Rockets, traded to the Thunder on the eve of the season, he didn’t have a role. He spent much of the time in the D-League.
But Oklahoma City acquired him for a reason – they liked him and had a plan. They traded Kevin Martin in the offseason, and Lamb became part of their plans. Scott Brooks was going to play him about 15 minutes per game.
But Lamb, the former Husky, is coming into his own. He’s earned more time, 20.1 minutes per game, trending upward, and shooting 46 percent from the floor, 41 percent on three-pointers. With his wingspan, he is playing effective defense, too. On Tuesday night, he played 24 minutes and scored 14 points in a win over Sacramento.
Lamb told NewsOk.com’s Anthony Slater:
” My teammates trust me, my coach trusts me. I have no choice but to get more comfortable and get more confident.”
Lamb and the Thunder will be in New York to p lay the Knicks on Christmas Day, in Boston Jan. 24 and Brooklyn Jan. 31.