The problem with drafting project players, and the Thunder found out, is that they sometimes take a really long time to develop. You can devote all your resources, give them the opportunities, and sometimes it just takes them five or six years to contribute majorly to winning basketball. Often, you will have moved on long before then, and some other team can reap the benefits of your work.
After being a forgotten man for most of his first five years in the league, Jeremy Lamb is busting out. The good kind of busting, not the bad kind. He’s averaging 16 points a game on excellent percentages, and is the second leading scorer on a team that maybe will make the playoffs (????). Thunder fans won’t care too much about his newfound confidence, since they’re still mad about Harden, but I bet Hornets fans are really pleased.
And I would be pleased too, except I really wish it was Doron Lamb busting out instead of Jeremy.