The Thunder’s title defense is off to a rocky start as the Grizzlies whipped them 84-63 in their opening summer league game in Orlando. Some thoughts on it:
- First, the usual summer league disclaimer: Keep it all in perspective. The cliche is, you don’t find out who can play at summer league, but you can get an idea who can’t. Still, I remember Thunder fans last summer ruing the fact OKC passed on Kelly Olynyk as he showed solid offensive skills and lamenting the pick of Steven Adams. I strongly suggest just evaluating the players with perspective in mind, understanding this is summer league and that’s it.