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Blue guard Rob Edwards put the G-League bubble on notice last season with his offensive play. He’s set to return in Las Vegas, this time — he’ll be playing summer ball with the Thunder.
Broken first by Ben Creider of BricktownBeat.com, Rob Edwards will play on the Thunder’s Summer League roster, as confirmed through his agent Nate Daniels.
Edwards averaged 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists with the Blue last year while shooting a team-high 44.0% from deep.
Edwards cemented himself as the Blue’s firecracker off of the bench as his shooting ability helped put games away within the first 15 minutes. I wish I were joking. Edwards showed a knack at finding the basket offensively last season as his hallmarked left-wing pull-up doused blood in the water once he got hot. His microwave play notched the 6-foot-5 guard eleven double-digit performances last year, including two 20-point outings across his 15 appearances.
Edwards’ ability to heat up fast also came with a downside. Just like NBA microwaves in Jordan Clarkson and Frank Jackson, for every game of feeling unstoppable from the field, there will be a bad apple or two where shots won’t drop. In drawing comparisons to both Clarkson and Jackson, Edwards is a step behind in terms of agility on drives, but he subdues the side effects with his deadly pull-up, catch-and-shoot, and high IQ play when attacking the basket.
Rob Edwards earned himself a ticket for a 10-day contract last season, but he never punched it. Now, Edwards will finally have the platform to showcase his skills. If plays anywhere close to what we saw in Orlando, a standard G-League deal may not cut it.
The 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League runs from August 8 to August 17.