Kyle Weaver saw his biggest challenge to date in his summer-long trial at point guard. The second-year guard started at the point for the Thunder in Friday’s 80-74 loss to Chicago and played 35 minutes.
The results were a mixed bag. He finished with five points and four assists, five rebounds and two blocked shots but also committed seven fouls and four turnovers. Chicago used a full-court press to disrupt much of the Thunder’s offense and pressed tightly in half-court man-to-man defense to pester Oklahoma City’s flow as well. "I thought he did a much better job in the second half of controlling us,” said Thunder summer league coach Brian Keefe. "This is a process for him. He hasn’t played a ton of it in his life, but his skill is he’s a versatile guy and he’s continuing to grow in that position.” Keefe said Weaver must continue to develop the basic aspects of reliable point guards — being vocal, running the team, setting up the offense and taking charge.
Turnovers continue to plague ThunderMuch of the Thunder’s problems in Friday night’s loss were turnovers.