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OKC Thunder: Jeremy Lamb roundtable

by Darnell Mayberry Published: June 4, 2013

Rohde: Perhaps, but if you're talking about the postseason, there would have been tremendous pressure. There were times he struggled under zero pressure with the game already well in hand.

Tramel: Yes. I would have stuck him out there and found out how far along he is. Now, we don't know. Lamb might be ready to play meaningful minutes, he might still need development or he might be a bust. The Thunder doesn't know. Every minute more he could have played last season would have been one step closer to finding the truth.

3. What's your biggest concern about Lamb potentially becoming a rotation player next season?

Mayberry: Whether he can compete on both ends. We know he's a sharp shooter. But does he have a secondary option when his shot is taken away from him? Can he put the ball on the floor? Can he create his own shot? At the other end, can he defend? Can he mentally stay in the game when things aren't going his way? I believe in Lamb. I just haven't seen nearly enough to know the answer to these questions.

Rohde: An early lack of confidence. Replacing James Harden/Kevin Martin is an awesome responsibility. A slow start to the season would only make it more difficult.

Tramel: I assume he can't guard anybody. First off, he weighs about 95 pounds soaking wet. But if you can shoot, you'll always get a chance.