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With a great Summer league team, the Thunder are well on their way to having the best bench unit in the NBA. While benches are notoriously fickle, the Thunder have a potent combination of athleticism, size, defense and scoring that should let them build leads even when Durant and company are taking a breather. Here's a quick run-down of the bench.
Steven Adams (C) - Athletic big who can defend, rebound and finish at the rim.
Daniel Orton (C) - A big man who can score in the post, although a bit of a defensive sieve.
Nick Collison (PF/C) - The ideal glue guy who does a bit of everything, defends and plays with great hustle.
Perry Jones III (SF/PF) - A bit of an unknown, but has the skills to score inside and out, rebound and defend 3's and 4's.
DeAndre Liggins (SG/SF) - A poor mans Sefolosha, Liggin's plays great defense and can hit a corner 3.
Jeremy Lamb (SG) - A legitimate scorer who can nail jumpers off the ball, drive the hoop and play solid defense.
Reggie Jackson (PG/SG) - The sixth man, Jackson plays in a similar way to Westbrook, and has the elite athleticism to play lock-down defense and slash to the rim. He is not a three shooter though, or a traditional point guard.
The Thunder also have Andre Roberson, who looks to be a great rebounding and defensive forward who could replace Orton or Liggins on the bench depending on who plays well. The point is that this is a versatile bench that can dominate on it's own with ball handlers or mesh with an elite scoring front line.