“It was fun,” Lamb said of his 25-game D-League stint. “It made me better.”
The point of summer league, at least for the Thunder, is to see how much better players like Lamb have become. Rather than judge players off their performances and make decisions based on this week, the Thunder has instead used summer league to evaluate where players are at the moment. It's simply six days to see in which areas a player has grown and which areas need more developing.
Lamb, despite his projected increased role, will be no different.
His shooting ability is a known commodity. So this week will be a chance to check out Lamb's consistency, how much more he's learned to defend, drive and create his own shot.
Lamb, like the others, is expected to have his ups and downs.
But you can bet the Thunder won't overreact one way or another.
It's summer league.