“Cam looked great,” Ham told reporters, via Khobi Price of the Orange County Register. “He’s out there gassed a little bit, which is to be expected. But he’s another high-level, skilled player. Can shoot it, can guard. Really competes on the defensive side of the ball. Able to handle, get downhill, finish. It was good to see him out there giving contributions. Look forward to seeing more of him.”
- Ham added that the Lakers may have some idea of what their regular rotation will like look after the preseason finale vs. the Suns. “Obviously, it’ll be a little bit of a test run for us to see what our normal rotation looks like — looks like that being the last preseason game of the preseason,” he said. “For three quarters, we’ll see what we look like. And again, in between time, try to get better at different things.”
Coach Mark Daigneault was pleased with the effort, despite the fact the Thunder dropped a close one in a preseason road game vs. the Hornets.
“I thought we were persistent tonight,” Daigneault said, via Justin Martinez of the Oklahoman. “We kept at it, kept scoring, mixing in some stops. … Obviously, we came up a little short. But I thought we kept with it tonight.”
- All five Thunder starters took the night off — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Luguentz Dort, Jalen Williams and rookie Chet Holmgren.
- Nevertheless, Vasilije Micic did a nice job as a facilitator, Martinez wrote.
- Forward David Roddy got the nod as the fifth starter in the Grizzlies’ preseason road loss to the Heat, though coach Taylor Jenkins might not yet have reached a decision on who will get the job entering the regular season, wrote Damichael Cole of the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
- Shooting guard Luke Kennard is still aiming to find the range, as he’s just 2-of-13 on 3-pointers in three preseason games.