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German Big Man Tibor Pleiss Will Play For Oklahoma City Thunder Summer League Team

One of the seeds that the Oklahoma City Thunder have sown in recent years via the NBA Draft will start to sprout results this summer as German center Tibor Pleiss will play the NBA Summer League in Orlando.

From the Sportando report, “The German big man won the national title with Brose Baskets Bamberg and left the team right after the victory trying to get a contract in the NBA. Thunder own his rights in America. Pleiss averaged 10.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4bpg in Bundesliga and 6.5ppg and 5.3rpg in Euroleague with the German team.”

Pleiss was an early second round choice in 2010 by the Nets who traded his rights to the Hawks who then sold those rights to the Thunder. His height alone at 7-1 is intriguing enough to bring him in, and his experience in Euro leagues and the German national team will make him an interesting prospect to watch.