Oklahoma City Thunder Wiretap
Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Mo Dakhil of the Nerder She Wrote podcast (@MoDakhil_NBA) talk about NBA Summer League
They discuss their biggest takeaways from Las Vegas, the Thunder’s present/future, the upcoming NBA season and more.
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The Oklahoma City Thunder hired executive Vince Rozman from the Philadelphia 76ers, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Rozman will work in a scouting role as the VP of Identification and Intelligence.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are hiring assistant coach Chip Engelland to join Mark Daigneault's staff. Engelland has been an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs for the last 17 years.
Engelland is considering the best shooting coach in the NBA. Players such as Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Danny Green and others have credited Engelland with helping them improve their shots.
The Thunder have one of the NBA's youngest rosters. They also have a handful of players who could use development with their shots. They now have one of the best coaches in the NBA to aid in that development.
JaMychal Green is set to complete a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder and will sign with the Golden State Warriors after clearing waivers, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Green was traded to the Thunder on draft night.
Green averaged 6.4 points and 4.2 rebounds last season for the Nuggets.
Kenrich Williams and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to a four-year, $27.2 million deal.
Williams' new contract will begin with the 23-24 season. Williams was on a $2 million non-guaranteed contract that now becomes fully protected.
Williams was undrafted out of TCU in 2018.
Chet Holmgren finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and six blocks in his summer league debut for the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Holmgren set a summer league record for blocks and threes, and became the first player in the competition's history to record at least five blocks and hit four threes in a game. Holmgren shot 7-of-7 from two and 4-of-6 from three.
Holmgren credited Josh Giddey's passing for his performance.
"Shout out to this guy right here," Holmgren said of Giddey, who finished with 14 points and 11 assists. "Double-double with assists. Great night for him, and that helped me out a lot."
Giddey pointed out Holmgren's impact on the defensive end.
"It makes my job easy playing with someone like him. He can stretch the floor, finish at the rim. He protects me, he's got my back on the defensive end. So love playing with him. It's been one game, and the chemistry's only getting stronger."
Jalen Williams, who the Thunder selected with the No. 12 pick, also added 17 points in the game.
The San Antonio Spurs have claimed Isaiah Roby on waivers.
Roby was released last week by the Oklahoma City Thunder in what was a surprising transaction.
Roby averaged 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 21.1 minutes over 45 games last season with the Thunder.
The Oklahoma City have waived Isaiah Roby ahead of his $1.9 million guarantee date.
Roby appeared in 45 games last season, averaging 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 21.1 minutes.
Roby was a second round pick in 2019 out of Nebraska.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have filled their open Two-Way spot with Eugene Omoruyi. The Thunder also have Lindy Waters III on a Two-Way deal.
Omoruyi appeared in four games for the Dallas Mavericks last season. His rookie season was cut short after right big toe injury. The injury forced Omoruyi have a surgery that kept him out for approximately six months.
The Mavericks originally signed Omoruyi following a strong senior season with the Oregon Ducks. Omoruyi followed that up with a strong showing at 2021 Summer League. The 6-foot-6 wing is known to be a strong defender with a developing offensive game.