In the weeks leading up to the start of the 2021-22 season, the Oklahoma City Thunder will host 20 players in a training camp as well as four preseason games. While many players have a spot in the solidified roster, there are a handful of guys who will be competing for a berth in the roster or minutes in the regular season rotation.
Let’s take a look at Tre Mann, who is one of the players it will be interesting to follow in the coming weeks.
A first-round pick in the recent draft, Mann is a dynamic scorer. Standing at 6-5, he’s a slippery offensive player who uses his speed to create space for open gazes. At just 20, the keeper could be a bench spark plug for the Thunder this season.
The No.18 pick will have high expectations in Oklahoma City after two successful college seasons in Florida. In his sophomore last season, he averaged 16.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
Mann is a proven 3-point shooter with NBA reach, converting 40.2% of his deep attempts last season in Florida. Although he is on a full deal with the NBA, he will likely get some additional G League experience with the OKC Blue this season.
He will need to add strength if he is to be effective on both sides of the court, but Mann should be a solid scorer early in his NBA career. In a crowded guard rotation, Thunder’s front office is high on him, which is why they selected him midway through the first round.
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