The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday their roster for the 2013 Orlando Pro Summer League, which runs from July 7th through July 12th at the Orlando Magic's practice court in Amway Center. The event is closed to the public.
Update: This roster reflects the changes the Thunder reportedly made on Saturday, July 6th. For more information on these changes, please see this story.
The Thunder have been resourceful by using the Tulsa 66ers, their NBA D-League affiliate, to develop young talent while the big-league team contends for a championship. The departure of high-scoring sixth man Kevin Martin will open an opportunity for one young Thunder player, perhaps Jeremy Lamb, to shine.
|42||Ron Anderson||PF||6-09||255||Tulsa 66ers (NBA D-League)|
|13||Dwight Buycks||PG||6-03||190||BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (France)|
|15||Reggie Jackson||PG||6-03||208||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|8||Kyle Kuric||SG||6-04||195||Asefa Estudiantes (Spain)|
|11||Jeremy Lamb||SG||6-05||180||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|14||DeAndre Liggins||SG||6-06||209||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|33||Daniel Orton||C||6-10||255||Oklahoma City Thunder|
|40||Ryan Reid||PF||6-08||245||Chorale Roanne (France)|
|2||Michael Snaer||SG||6-04||180||Florida St.|
|7||Tony Taylor||PG||6-00||191||Tulsa 66ers (NBA D-League)|
2013 Draft choices Steven Adams, Grant Jerrett, and Andre Roberson will all compete. Adams' development is of particular interest, as the Thunder selected him with a pick they netted from the Houston Rockets in the James Harden trade.
While Jackson, the Thunder's backup point guard, is on the Orlando Pro Summer League roster, John Rohde of NewsOK.com tweeted Wednesday that Jackson's participation will be "limited." If so, free-agent invitees Dwight Buycks and Tony Taylor could see extended action.
Undrafted Florida St. product Michael Snaer will be a player to watch. He shot 38.4 percent on three-pointers in his collegiate career, on 3.8 attempts per game, and could work his way into the league as a specialist.