Jeremy Lamb had his best season as a professional in 2018-2019, his seventh year in the league and fourth with the Charlotte Hornets. Lamb averaged a career-high 15.3 points per contest, shooting 44 percent from the field. He also hit 35 percent of his shots from three-point land. Lamb scored at least 20 points on 18 different occasions. On Dec. 26, he had a season-high 31 points in a double-overtime loss at Brooklyn . Lamb finished second on the team in scoring behind only Kemba Walker. On Feb. 27, Lamb posted a career-high 14 rebounds, plus 18 points and six assists, during a loss to Houston. The 6-foot-5 Lamb also collected the best rebounding numbers of his career, snatching 5.5 boards per contest. He tallied five double-doubles on the season. Only Cody Zeller averaged more rebounds per tilt than Lamb for the Hornets. On Mar. 19, Lamb generated 26 points, plus 11 boards and three dimes, in a loss to the 76ers. His assists numbers remained about the same as the season prior, though Lamb did post 10 outputs of at least five assists during the year. Lamb's Hornets finished 39-43 and just missed the playoffs. Lamb enters the off-season as a free agent.2017
It took a few seasons for Lamb to find his way, but he has established himself as one of the NBA's premier offensive weapons off the bench and the 2017-18 was no different for him. Fresh off a year in which he played a career-high 80 games for Charlotte, Lamb averaged a career-best (to date) 12.9 points. His 2.3 assists and 0.8 steals per game were also new high-water marks by that time in his career. Lamb shot better than 45 percent (45.7) from the field for a third straight season, while draining 86.1 of his free-throw attempts for the third time in the past four years. He averaged 1.2 threes per game after posting just 0.7 threes made per game one season ago. Lamb scored at least 20 points five times and his best effort of the season was a 32-point effort against Toronto on December 20 -- that game was also a career-high mark for him. He added three rebounds, two assists and a block in that game, and did so in just 28:28 worth of playing time.2016
The 2016-17 campaign marked Lamb's second season with the Hornets. He appeared in 62 games (five starts), missing time due to hamstring and foot injuries. He saw 18.4 minutes per contest, averaging career highs in points (9.7), rebounds (4.3) and field-goal percentage (46.0). He also averaged 1.2 points and a combined 0.8 steals-plus-blocks. Further, he set new single-game career highs in points (26) and rebounds (17). Arguably his best overall performance of the season occurred Nov. 28 during a 19-point win over the Grizzlies. Lamb played 23 minutes and recorded 21 points, nine rebounds, a steal and a block. His best stretch of the season was from Dec. 26-Jan. 4. Across six games, he averaged 12.0 points on 8.3 shots, plus 4.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and a combined 1.2 blocks-plus-steals across 21.6 minutes. The Hornets finished the season 36-46 and did not qualify for the postseason.2015
In late June 2015, Lamb was traded from the Thunder to the Hornets for Luke Ridnour and a conditional second-round draft pick. Lamb proceeded to appear in 66 games for the Hornets, missing a chunk of time in mid-to-late January due to a toe injury. He saw 18.6 minutes per contest and averaged career highs in points (8.8) and rebounds (3.8) per game. Lamb also averaged 1.2 assists and a combined 1.1 steals-plus-blocks per contest. Lamb's 45.1 percent field-goal shooting represented a career mark as well. On Jan. 9 against the Clippers, Lamb set a new single-game career high for rebounds with 13. Arguably Lamb's best overall effort of the same occurred Nov. 3 during a 25-point win over the Bulls. In 26 minutes, he posted 20 points (9-10 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Charlotte finished the season 48-34, making the playoffs but losing in a seven-game series to the Heat in the Eastern Conference First Round. Lamb played 12 playoff minutes, posting 11 points, four rebounds and one assist.2014
Lamb was featured by the Thunder in 47 games (eight starts) during the 2014-15 season. He saw 13.5 minutes per game, averaging 6.3 points and 2.3 rebounds. He shot 41.6 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from three and 89.1 percent from the charity stripe. Lamb also managed a new single-game career high in rebounds (10). In one of his best games of the season, Lamb collected a double-double Nov. 14 during a loss to the Pistons. Across 45 minutes, Lamb posted 24 points (10-17 FG, 4-7 3Pt), 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. His best stretch of the season occurred from Nov. 26 through Dec. 7. Across those five games, Lamb averaged 15.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals while the Thunder went 4-1. He shot 74.3 percent from the field, 75.0 percent from three and 85.7 percent from the charity stripe. The Thunder finished the season 45-37, narrowly missing the playoffs.2013
Lamb occupied a full-time NBA role in 2013-14 after bouncing back and forth between the NBA and the D-League during his 2012-13 rookie campaign. He appeared in 78 games in his second season, averaging 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.7 minutes per game. He also shot 43.2 percent from the field, 35.6 percent from three and 79.7 percent from the free-throw line. Lamb set single-game career highs in points (22), rebounds (eight), assists (six), steals (four) and blocks (three). Lamb's best overall performance of the season occurred Dec. 29 during a 31-point win over the Rockets. In 27 minutes, Lamb posted 22 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block. The Thunder finished the season 59-23, making the playoffs. They defeated the Grizzlies and the Clippers on the way to the Western Conference Finals, where the Thunder lost to the Spurs in six games. Lamb appeared in 11 playoff games, averaging 3.6 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game. His best playoff effort was during a Game 2 loss to the Spurs. Lamb played 14 minutes and recorded 13 points (6-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two steals, one rebound and one assist.2012
Following two seasons at UConn, Lamb was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut with the Thunder during the second game of the season, playing one minute during a 14-point win over the Trail Blazers. As a rookie, he split time between the NBA and the D-League for most of the season. Lamb appeared in 23 NBA games, averaging 3.1 points across 6.4 minutes per contest. He set single-game career marks of 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. During 21 games in the D-League, Lamb was named an All-Star and averaged 21.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and a combined 2.0 steals-plus-blocks per contest for the Tulsa 66ers. Oklahoma City finished the season 60-22, defeated the Rockets in a six-game series during the First Round, but lost to the Grizzlies in the Western Conference Semifinals. Lamb did not appear in either postseason series.
June 28, 2012Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 2012 NBA Draft and signed a rookie contract shortly thereafter.
October 27, 2012Traded by the Houston Rockets with Kevin Martin, a 2013 1st round draft pick, a 2013 2nd round draft pick and a 2014 1st round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook, James Harden and Lazar Hayward.
June 25, 2015Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Charlotte Hornets for Luke Ridnour and a 2016 2nd round draft pick.
November 2, 2015Signed a three-year contract extension with the Charlotte Hornets.
July 7, 2019Signed a three-year deal as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.