“As training camp has gone on, I've seen (improvement out of Lamb),” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. “He's not there yet. (But) this is a great game for him to watch film, learn from what was going well for him tonight.”
Lamb was aggressive on the drive throughout the night, with nine of his 16 shots coming inside the paint. Multiple times, he flashed a smooth-looking floater and showed an ability to get out and finish in transition with either hand.
DANIEL ORTON IMPRESSING THE 76ERS
Earlier this month, the Thunder played Daniel Orton extended minutes in a preseason game against Philadelphia. Two days later, OKC cut him.
On the surface, it looked like a setback. But in reality, those might have been two developments that prove to be jumpstarters for the young center's career.
Because soon after putting up six points, four rebounds and two blocks against Philadelphia, the Oklahoma City native signed a non-guaranteed training camp deal to compete for a spot on the Sixers.
And since arriving in Philly, he has apparently made an impression.
“He's young (and) he's got great hands,” Sixers coach Brett Brown told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I think he should look around and be excited that there is a legitimate chance for somebody to see (him) and to be seen here, and maybe find a home in Philadelphia.”
In three preseason games for the Sixers, Orton is averaging 5.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 21.6 minutes.
“Being in this situation, it's very exciting,” Orton told the Inquirer.
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