The Oklahoma City Thunder won the NBA’s Orlando summer league and former UConn star Jeremy Lamb, who figures to play a bigger role with them next season, averaged 19 points per game.
Oklahoma City finished with a 5-0 record, beating Houston – the team that drafted and traded Lamb – 85-77 in the final game this week. Lamb scored 18 in the final, and made a key defensive play down the stretch.
“I continue to work on my defense,” he told NBA TV, “try to knock down shots and just make the right plays. The way our team is set up, knocking down open jumpers, corner jumpers, [is going to be important].”
The Pistons were 2-3 during the week in Orlando, but Lamb’s former teammate, Andre Drummond, joined him on the all-league squad. Drummond had a big week, finishing Friday with 15 points and 14 rebounds in a loss to Miami. He averaged 15.7 points and 15.0 rebounds per game – 5.5 better than anyone else in the league.
The first team included Lamb, Drummond, Terrence Jones of the Rockets, Victor Oladipo of the Magic, Kelly Olnyk of the Celtics. The NBA summer league in Vegas began Friday.
Now that the Orlando league is over, Drummond and Lamb both figure to make some appearances at the Greater Hartford Pro Am, playing in Waterbury this summer.