The Oklahoma City Thunder’s showing at the 2013 NBA Summer League as it’s underway has largely been about how rookie center Steven Adams has looked against a higher level of competition. However, on Wednesday in the Thunder’s fourth game of the Orlando Summer League, sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb went out and had himself a day.
Facing off against the Summer League squad for the Philadelphia 76ers, Lamb played the most minutes, 34, of anyone that touched the floor for either team. While on the floor, he put up 32 points, four rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block while going 10-14 from the field, 3-5 from long range and 9-10 from the charity stripe.
Prior to Wednesday’s 32-point outburst, lamb had been having a pretty run-of-the-mill performance at Summer League. He registered a DNP on Tuesday, had a poor 4-16 shooting game on Monday, and looked solid on Sunday as he put up 14 points and six rebounds, though he did shoot just 5-16 from the field.
Lamb was sent to Oklahoma City prior to the start of last season from the Houston Rockets as part of the James Harden trade. He played in just 23 games for the Thunder, spending some time in the D-League, and played just 6.4 minutes per game. He didn’t really show many positive signs as he averaged just 3.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game on just 35.3 percent shooting and 30 percent three-point shooting.
Since it is Summer League and Lamb hasn’t been doing this on a consistent basis, it’s hard to imagine that his game on Wednesday is a sign that he’s ready to have a breakout season or anything. However, it does show that the 21-year-old is still a young player with a ton of potential that could still eventually have an impact on this league.