“Mitch played with a lot of energy, and he brings a lot of tools to the table,” said Thunder assistant/summer league coach Darko Rajakovic. “I like Mitch rebounding the ball. He had a great block tonight. He took a charge tonight. And he did a lot of stuff that we like about his game. He was really good in the open court running and making plays for other players. He’s one of those guys that’s making his teammates better.”
Said McGary: “I’m just trying to play with a lot of energy, stay active and try to give my team extra possessions,” McGary said. “I’m happy with the way I played, but overall I’m happy with the way our team played.
LAMB BOUNCES BACK
After struggling with his shot in his first game on Saturday, guard Jeremy Lamb responded with a game-high 26 points Monday. He made eight of 21 shots and added eight rebounds and three steals in 35 minutes.
“Jeremy’s a great competitor,” said Rajakovic. “Jeremy’s a winner. And when his team needs him most, he gives his best games. And he proved that again tonight. He’s proved that a lot of times.
Steven Adams, Perry Jones, Andre Roberson, Josh Huestis and Semaj Christon all sat Monday to rest. … The Thunder made eight of 22 3-pointers against the Nets. … Former Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown, the 44th overall pick, scored seven points with four rebounds and two assists for the Nets. … The Thunder will have an off day from games Tuesday. The team will practice in Orlando before resuming play against Indiana on Wednesday.