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No. 15 Daniel Orton, C
There's a lot to like about Daniel Orton's athletic 6'10'' frame. He has a nice long-range jumper that not a lot of players his size have, but he also has a number of players ahead of him on the depth chart.
Unless Orton does something incredible this training camp to impress the coaches, he'll be nothing more than a practice player who gets time when games are out of hand.
No. 14 Jeremy Lamb, SG
This past summer Jeremy Lamb did a good job of showing that he can play with the best of the NBA Summer League.
Unfortunately that's not going to get him anywhere when the regular season gets underway unless that production translates to playing against higher-caliber talent. Lamb needed to work on his range this offseason, while also adding bulk to his lanky frame.
If Lamb accomplished that, he may be able to work his way into the rotation a bit. This season will be more about continued development looking forward instead of production on the floor.
No. 13 Hasheem Thabeet, C
With the addition of Steven Adams this offseason I think Hasheem Thabeet's minutes will decrease—even from the 11.7 minutes per game he averaged last season.
Not only is Thabeet not as physical of a player as other centers on the Thunder's roster, he also has about as much offensive acuity as a rusty nail. I'd be shocked if Thabeet was getting significant minutes after the third or fourth week of the season.
Adams has that much potential, and Thabeet just isn't talented or versatile enough of a player to challenge him.
No. 12 Andre Roberson, SF
One of the best things Andre Roberson has going for him is his athleticism and how well it fits into the Thunder's somewhat fast-paced offense.
Roberson could be an asset on the wing behind Kevin Durant, but he'll have to beat out a veteran talent in Ryan Gomes for that job. The best thing Roberson can do is focus on making an impact on both sides of the ball if he wants to see action this year.
The 10.9 points and 11.2 rebounds-per-game averages he put up last year at Colorado weren't a fluke. While they won't easily translate into the NBA, it certainly indicates that he could be a player making an impact sooner rather than later.
No. 11 Perry Jones, PF
There weren't many players who disappointed fans as much as Perry Jones did last season. He averaged fewer than 7.5 minutes per game, only played in 38 games and shot under 40 percent from the field.
So much for a player who many thought should've been a lottery pick. Apparently most of the NBA's GMs knew what they were doing when they passed on Jones.
Either way, there's still a lot of fight left in Jones, and this season could be a big one for him. There's a big opportunity for him in the frontcourt and on the wing to make an impact, thanks to the Thunder's lack of talent and depth.