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Summer League in Review: Vit Krejci

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We’re digging in on the Summer League performances, of which the Thunder had heaps.

Previous player breakdowns

Chet Holmgren

Josh Giddey

Ousmane Dieng

Tre Mann

Lindy Waters III

Gabe Brown

Jaden Shackelford

Abdul Gaddy

Kevin Kangu

Robert Baker

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.

This helpful guide by Owen Phillips showcases which Summer League numbers are sticky when projecting a player in their first season:

  • Three Point Attempts
  • Assists
  • Blocks
  • 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:

  • FT%
  • Three Point %
  • Steals
  • Free Throw Attempts
  • FG%

With these caveats out of the way, we’ll be digging into how OKC’s young prospects performed in Utah and Vegas.

Vít Krejčí

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.