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14 players to compete for Oklahoma City Thunder at upcoming summer league

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: July 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm •  Published: July 5, 2013

Fourteen players will compete for the Thunder at the upcoming Orlando Pro Summer League, the team announced Friday.

The six-day event begins Sunday and goes through Friday.

No. 12 overall pick Steven Adams will make his Thunder debut, as will 26th overall selection Andre Roberson and 40th pick Grant Jerrett.

Returning players on this year's roster include Thunder guard Reggie Jackson, Jeremy Lamb and DeAndre Liggins, as well as forward Perry Jones III and Daniel Orton. Jackson, who projects to be the Thunder's sixth man this season, is expected to play in only a couple of the team's five scheduled games.

The rest of the roster includes Dwight Buycks, who competed for the Thunder in summer league last year, former Louisville swingman Kyle Kuric, former South Florida forward Ron Anderson, center Andrew Smith from Butler and guards Michael Snaer out of Florida State and Tony Taylor from George Washington.

The Thunder's opening game is at 2 p.m. Sunday against Indiana. Oklahoma City then plays host Orlando at 10 a.m. Monday, Detroit at noon Tuesday and Philadelphia at noon Wednesday.

The Thunder will have Thursday off before competing in one of five games on championship Friday.

Thunder assistant coach Rex Kalamian will coach the summer league roster.

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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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