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Oklahoma City Thunder: Tibor Pleiss seems like a 7-foot-1 myth to OKC fans

Since OKC secured Pliess' draft rights in 2010, his name has floated around in discussions, articles and interviews regarding the franchise's future, always attached to an “if” or “when” he decides to come over.
by Anthony Slater Published: July 7, 2013

Last season, the 23-year-old averaged 5.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game, showing steady improvement throughout his first season in what many consider the world's premier non-NBA basketball league.

“Sam Presti and his scouting staff, I think, have come up with a gem here,” ESPN international basketball expert Fran Fraschilla said when Pleiss was drafted. “Because in a draft, with a lot of quality big guys, this young guy has long term potential … He runs well, he catches well, he shoots it well. Think of a young Rik Smits.”

by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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