OKC Thunder wins Summer League Championship

by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 12, 2013
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Lamb was joined on the First Team by Detroit center Andre Drummond, Houston forward Terrence Jones, Boston forward Kelly Olynyk and Orlando guard Victor Oladipo.

Brooklyn guard Tyshawn Taylor, Indiana forwards Miles Plumlee and Solomon Hill and Miami guard Ian Clark rounded out the Second Team.

BUYCKS TO TORONTO

Thunder summer league point guard Dwight Buycks turned heads for the second straight summer while playing for Oklahoma City.

But rather than pursue the third-string point guard job in Oklahoma City, Buycks has accepted an offer to join the Toronto Raptors.

Buycks, 24, averaged 9.5 points and a team-leading six assists in four games with the Thunder's summer league team.

The Thunder had helped groom Buycks since 2011, when he was selected in the second round of the NBA D-League Draft by the Thunder-owned Tulsa 66ers. Buycks spent the 2011-12 season with the 66ers, averaging 15.1 points while backing up Jerome Dyson. In the 2012 Orlando summer league, Buycks averaged 8.6 points and 1.6 assists while playing with the Thunder.

LAMB DOWNPLAYS NEW LOOK

Lamb arrived in Orlando with orange-ish hair, a look he seemed unwilling to explain truthfully.

“I was in the sun too long and, um, it changed on me, man,” Lamb said when first asked about his dyed do.

The next day, Lamb started his interview with a statement, attempting to squash any forthcoming questions about his hair.

“My hair is not this light,” he said. “It's the lighting. Just so y'all know.”

For now, it doesn't sound like Lamb will bring the new look into the regular season.

“It'll be back to normal soon,” Lamb said.

TIP-INS

The Thunder on Friday signed first-round draft picks Adams and Roberson. … Grant Jerrett, the 40th overall pick, finished the week 10-for-20 on 3-pointers. … Roberson led the team in rebounding with eight per game. He had 32 in four games, 11 coming on the offensive end. … Lamb made 19 of 21 free throws in four games. Adams made 12 of 18 foul shots in four games. … Jerrett and Buckys earned Honorable Mention for their performances this week.


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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