Over at the team site Chris Silva has some bullet highlights from a post season interview with Sam Presti. There’s a lot of stuff in there and it’s worth the read, but here is my favorite part:
The Thunder will participate in both the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Westbrook will play only in Orlando. Serge Ibaka and DeVon Hardin, whose rights are owned by OKC, will probably play in both leagues. Shaun Livingston, D.J. White and Kyle Weaver will also play this summer.
Awesome! Both summer leagues are the bigger, better alternative to the low budget less expensive Rocky Mountain Revue that the previous owners always ran the Sonics through. The Vegas league especially is a pretty big deal. Last summer it had 21 NBA teams participate. The Orlando had 6 teams (one of which was OKC-before they were the Thunder) and Westbrook and Green were first teamers. There will be plenty of coverage of our young guys there and our two new draft picks. You can read the rest of the article here.
It’s just one short month plus one day until the draft lottery (May 19). I think our luckiest player should go and represent us when the ping pong balls come out of the hopper. After Jeff Green’s game winner bank shot against GSW, and his missed free throw putback for the win against Sacramento, Green should be there with a truck load of OU colored rabbits feet.