NBA Summer League 2022: OKC Thunder roster, schedule and everything else to know

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Stop 1 of the Thunder’s Summer League tour tips off Tuesday in Salt Lake City.

The Thunder is one of four teams — along with the Jazz, Grizzlies and 76ers — that will compete in the three-day Salt Lake City Summer League before all 30 teams gather in Las Vegas for the main summer league event, which runs Thursday through July 17.

The Thunder on Monday released its Summer League roster, which includes second-year players Josh Giddey and Tre Mann, as well as all four recent draft picks: Chet Holmgren, Ousmane Dieng, Jalen Williams and Jaylin Williams.

OKC’s roster for Salt Lake City and Las Vegas is the same, and it's expected that every player on the Summer League roster will play over the course of the next two weeks.

In Las Vegas, Holmgren will go head-to-head against the players selected directly ahead of and behind him: Orlando’s Paolo Banchero and Houston’s Jabari Smith Jr.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Thunder in Summer League:

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Thunder Summer League roster

► F Gabe Brown: Brown was a four-year player at Michigan State. Last season, he was an All-Big Ten third-teamer. He went undrafted.

► F Robert Baker: The 6-foot-11 forward played at Harvard from 2016-20. He played with the G League Stockton Kings last season.

► Ousmane Dieng: The Thunder traded into the 11th spot in the draft to select Dieng, a 19-year-old wing from France. Dieng played in Australia’s National Basketball League last season.

► G Abdul Gaddy: Gaddy is familiar with the Thunder, having played for the Blue. He’s also played professionally in Greece and Israel. At 30, he’s the oldest player on the roster.

G Josh Giddey: The 19-year-old Australian is a team “veteran.” Giddey’s Summer League debut last year was cut short due to a sprained ankle.

 F/C Chet Holmgren: Holmgren will be one of the biggest draws in Las Vegas. He’s the crown jewel of the Thunder’s 2022 draft class.

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No. 2 overall draft pick Chet Holmgren will make his debut with the Thunder in either Salt Lake City or Las Vegas in NBA Summer League play.
No. 2 overall draft pick Chet Holmgren will make his debut with the Thunder in either Salt Lake City or Las Vegas in NBA Summer League play.

►  G Vit Krejci: Krejci played in 30 games as a rookie last season. He had surgery on his left knee in April.

► G Tre Mann: Mann averaged 10.4 points as a rookie. The electric 21-year-old guard should be a Summer League standout.

► F Eugene Omoruyi: This will be the first look at Omoruyi in a Thunder uniform. He recently signed a two-way contract with OKC after a brief stint in Dallas last season.

► F Aleksej Pokusevski: Pokusevski didn’t play in Summer League last season, but he’s apparently on a different plan this summer.

► F/C Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Robinson-Earl made 36 starts in 49 games as a rookie. He’ll be one of OKC’s most experienced players in Summer League.

► G Jaden Shackelford: The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 15.2 points during his three-year career at Alabama. He joined the Thunder as a Summer League invitee after going undrafted.

► G Lindy Waters III: Norman’s and OSU’s own is entering Year 2 of his two-way contract. Waters shot 36% from 3-point range in 25 games for the Thunder last season.

► G Aaron Wiggins: Wiggins made a solid first impression last summer in Las Vegas. The 23-year-old wing is entering his second NBA season.

► G Jalen Williams: The Thunder drafted Williams (J-Dub) with the No. 12 pick. He was a relatively unknown prospect until his junior season at Santa Clara.

► F Jaylin Williams: The Arkansas Jaylin Williams (J-Will) is well known for his willingness to take charges. The Thunder selected him with the 34th pick.

*-Non-roster invitees

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Oklahoma City's Lindy Waters III (12) drives up court as Atlanta's Trae Young (11) defends in the first half on March 30 at Paycom Center.
Oklahoma City's Lindy Waters III (12) drives up court as Atlanta's Trae Young (11) defends in the first half on March 30 at Paycom Center.

Thunder Summer League coaches

► Head coach Kameron Woods: Woods was the Thunder’s head coach in three Summer League games last season after Grant Gibbs, the team’s original head coach, entered health and safety protocols. Woods, a Butler graduate, is entering his fifth season with the Thunder and his second as an assistant coach.

► Assistant coach Eric Maynor: The former Thunder point guard is entering his second season as a Thunder assistant coach.

► Assistant coach Zach Peterson: Peterson is entering his fourth season as a Thunder assistant. He previously worked for the Bucks and Hawks.

► Assistant coach Grant Gibbs: Gibbs has spent the last three seasons as head coach of the G League OKC Blue. Gibbs replaced Mark Daigneault, now the Thunder’s head coach.

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Salt Lake City Summer League 

When: July 5-7

Where: Vivint Arena, Salt Lake City

Thunder schedule

Tuesday: vs. Utah Jazz, 8 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday: vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 6 p.m., ESPN2 

Thursday: vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 5 p.m., NBA TV 

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Las Vegas Summer League

When: July 7-17

Where: Thomas & Mack Center/Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas

Thunder schedule

Saturday: vs. Houston Rockets, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Monday: vs. Orlando Magic, 8 p.m., ESPN 

July 13: vs. Sacramento Kings, 7 p.m., NBA TV

July 15: vs. Golden State Warriors, 6 p.m., ESPN

July 16/17: TBD

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Thunder alums in NBA Summer League

► Charlie Brown Jr., 76ers: Brown played in nine games for the Thunder in the 2020-21 season.

► Deonte Burton, Timberwolves: Burton played in 71 games for the Thunder from 2018-20.

► Melvin Frazier Jr., Timberwolves: Frazier played in three games for the Thunder last season on a two-way contract.

► Josh Hall, Cavaliers: Hall played in 21 games for the Thunder in the 2020-21 season.

► Justin Robinson, Jazz: Robinson played in nine games for the Thunder in the 2020-21 season.

► Olivier Sarr, Suns: The 7-foot center averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 rebounds in 22 games for the Thunder last season.

► Zavier Simpson, Magic: The guard known for his hook shot played in four games for the Thunder last season.

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Oklahoma ties in NBA Summer League

► Justin Bean, Clippers: The former Southmoore star averaged 17.4 points per game in his senior season at Utah State.

► Cade Cunningham, Pistons: The former Cowboy finished third in Rookie of the Year voting.

► DaQuan Jeffries, Knicks: The former Edmond Santa Fe standout has appeared in a combined 47 NBA games with the Kings, Rockets and Grizzlies.

► Brady Manek, Hornets: The Harrah native played four years at OU before transferring to North Carolina. Manek and the Tar Heels lost to Kansas in the NCAA Tournament title game.

► Cameron McGriff, Hornets: The four-year OSU forward played in three games for the Trail Blazers last season.

► Kameron McGusty, Pistons: McGusty started his college career at OU before transferring to Miami.

► Jeremy Sochan, Spurs: Sochan was born in Guymon. His parents played college basketball at Oklahoma Panhandle State.

► Alondes Williams, Nets: Williams played two seasons at OU before transferring to Wake Forest, where he became the ACC Player of the Year.

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