Oklahoma City lost to Dallas today in the Orlando Summer League, but Dakari Johnson turned in yet another impressive performance with 18 points (8-11), 2 rebounds, and 2 blocked shots. As we’ve seen throughout the Summer League, Dakari showcased his improved ball-handling skills, even bringing the ball down the floor at times for the Thunder:
Only good things happen when Dakari Johnson is running the point. pic.twitter.com/YhZLGqmIRP
– Ryan Broering (@RyanBroering) July 5, 2017
After the game, Thunder summer coach Mark Daigneault praised Dakari’s improvement over the past year, telling reporters that they’re enjoying finding new ways to use him on the floor:
Here's Thunder summer coach Mark Daigneault on Dakari Johnson handling the ball away from the basket and even bringing the ball up as a PG pic.twitter.com/LH6aXQHf1N
— Matt Craig (@MrMattCraig) July 5, 2017
Here are Dakari’s complete stats for the Orlando Summer League, which wraps up tomorrow:
In other Orlando Summer League news, Derek Willis finished with 2 points (1-4), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal in 11 minutes in Detroit’s win over Charlotte.
Tonight, Alex Poythress, Aaron Harrison, Isaiah Briscoe, and the Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Utah Jazz at 9 p.m. on NBATV, so plenty of more basketball to watch if you’re so inclined.