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Oklahomans in the NBA: Taking a look at the Oklahoma products and former OU, OSU and Thunder players in the NBA

Former Putnam City star Xavier Henry is playing for the Lakers, while OSU's Tony Allen is the Memphis Grizzlies' starting shooting guard, but they're far from the only Oklahomans in the NBA.
by Darnell Mayberry Published: October 29, 2013

A look at Oklahoma products and former Thunder players in the NBA.

Tony Allen, Memphis, Guard

Expected role: Former Oklahoma State standout is Grizzlies' starting shooting guard and defensive specialist.

James Anderson, Philadelphia, Guard

Expected role: Former OSU star is a sharp shooter off the bench.

Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, Forward

Expected role: Former Oklahoma Christian School and Oklahoma player is co-star of the Clippers along with Chris Paul.

Xavier Henry, Los Angeles Lakers, Guard

Expected role: Former Putnam City star will tag team with Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Wesley Johnson as fill-ins for Kobe Bryant while the Lakers star recovers from a torn Achilles.

John Lucas III, Utah, Guard

Expected role: With top 10 selection Trey Burke sidelined with a broken finger, the former Oklahoma State standout has a chance to supply backup point guard minutes for at least the first month.

Daniel Orton, Philadelphia, Center

Expected role: The former McGuinness and Thunder big man could be the primary backup behind Spencer Hawes at center.

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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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