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Oklahoma City Thunder notebook: Steven Adams getting work from the low block

Steven Adams could return to Oklahoma City with a new weapon. A back-to-the basket game.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: July 6, 2014

photo - Thunder center Steven Adams
Thunder center Steven Adams

“Semaj brings a lot of energy,” said Rajakovic. “He’s a player who has good length for the position, and he can pressure full court. He can put the ball on the floor and attack the rim. He’s such a young player, he has great potential.”

With the impending signing of Sebastian Telfair, Christon is expected to join the Tulsa 66ers.


Second-year Thunder forward Grant Jerrett did not travel with the team to compete in this week’s summer league. He sustained an ankle injury in the team’s practices last week that prevented him from participating.

It’s unclear how severe the injury is or how long Jerrett will be sidelined.

Jerrett is a restricted free agent this summer, meaning the Thunder can match any contract offer he might get from another team.


Jeremy Lamb and Mitch McGary did not play Sunday. They were held out to rest. … Nerlens Noel and Hollis Thompson did not play for Philadelphia. They also got the night off. … After turning the ball over 27 times Saturday, the Thunder trimmed its turnover tally to 19 on Sunday. … OKC was 0-for-10 from 3-point range at halftime and finished 5-for-23 from that distance. … The Thunder went 24-for-42 (57.1 percent) from the free-throw line. … Rajakovic declined to disclose which players would sit Monday against Brooklyn. Adams and Perry Jones are the two most likely candidates. … Tip-off against the Nets is 6 p.m.