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We’re digging in on the Summer League performances, of which the Thunder had heaps.
Previous player breakdowns
Contextualizing the numbers
Most exhibition statistics, primarily the percentages from the field, have little to no correlation to players’ output during real NBA minutes. The Summer League is more about the process and how these players are doing what they are doing on the floor.
- Three Point Attempts
- Offensive Rebounds
- Field Goal Attempts
As Phillips shows, all of these categories are less affected by statistical noise when compared to their counterparts. The least correlated stats from Summer League are:
- Three Point %
- Free Throw Attempts
With these caveats out of the way, we’ll be digging into how OKC’s young prospects performed in Utah and Vegas.
Vit is sort of an afterthought on this roster, but I think he was solid during his time at SL. He flashed some really impressive shotmaking as a 6’8 wing. Some of the stepback jumpers and perimeter shots he was making were incredible for a 6’8 sophomore. He played 19 minutes per game and shot 48.6 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three on 3.5 attempts per game. The turnover numbers were pretty low for a player with nearly 20 minutes a game and he is definitely intriguing as an on- and off-ball wing. If he can hit open jumpers and attack closeouts with consistency, the Thunder may have something on their hands.
I’m not sure where he slots in on this team, but he had an impressive showing during the SL.