Jeremy Lamb has the dubious honor of becoming the first 2012 lottery pick in the NBA Developmental League. Of course, Lamb is operating under different circumstances than most other top draft choices: He was traded to Oklahoma City, a championship contender, and buried behind Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin and Thabo Sefolosha.
In his first game with the Tulsa 66ers, Lamb dropped 33 points and grabbed 10 boards (for what it’s worth, he did take 33 shots, which is ridiculous). He’d be lucky to get 33 field goal attempts the entire season with OKC.
Here’s a look at some other young ex-Huskies in their new homes:
*Kemba Walker, Charlotte Bobcats: Has reached double-figures in all but one game, a goose egg in a 114-69 throttling versus Oklahoma City. For the year, Walker is averaging 16.3 points and 5.9 assists.
*Hasheem Thabeet, Oklahoma City Thunder: Posted first career double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) in blowout victory over Walker’s Bobcats. Averaging a career-high 13.1 minutes per game.
*A.J. Price, Washington Wizards: Averaging career-high 8.9 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds. The downside: Price is shooting 35.4 percent from the floor.
*Jeff Adrien, Rio Grande Valley Vipers (NBDL): Tallied 29 points and 13 rebounds in victory on Nov. 24.
*Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons: Single-digits in four straight games after a 13-point, 13-rebound performance against Toronto. Shooting 40 percent from the free throw line (which is over 10 percent better than his freshman season at UConn).
*Alex Oriakhi, Missouri Tigers: Averaging 10.9 points and 8.3 rebounds in his senior season with Mizzou.