Oct 11, 2013; Newark, DE, USA; Tim Ohlbrecht (20) is now with the Detroit Piston Orlando Summer League. Ohlbrecht will later join the Denver Nuggets in Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Ohlbrecht, Denver Nugget Summer League Player

Tim Ohlbrecht is one of many players playing for both the Orlando Summer League and the Las Vegas Summer League.  Ohlbrecht plays for the Detriot Pistons while in Orlando before coming to Las Vegas to join the Denver Nuggets.  Unfortunately, the first thing that Google currently puts forth when searching for Ohlbrecht is him being posterized on the first day of summer league.

Tim Ohlbrecht, a 6’11″ center, came off the bench in the Orlando League opener for the Pistons playing a total of 21:35.  He finished a perfect 4-4 from the field and 3-5 from the free throw line.  Ohlbrecht collected 5 rebounds while only committing one personal foul and one turnover.  In game two of the Detroit Pistons summer league schedule, Ohlbrecht played 19 minutes off the bench.  He went 2-3 from the field but collected 3 personal fouls.

Tim Ohlbecht had played in different parts of Germany from the 2005-06 season through the 2011-12 season.  In November 2012, Ohlbrecht was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League. Ohlbecht was named to the Prospects All-Star team for the 2013 NBA D-League All-Star Game.  Ohlbecht finished last season playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the D-League after being traded for a first round pick.

Tim Ohlbecht did play three games for the Houston Rockets in the second half of the 2013 season.  Here is a snippet from his demotion back to the D-League:

Ohlbrecht (6-11, 255, Germany) has played in three games for the Rockets, scoring three points in 12 minutes. He returns to the Vipers having appeared in 32 games, 29 starts, for the team, averaging 13.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks prior to earning a GATORADE Call-Up to the Rockets on Feb. 25, 2013.

Ohlbecht is one of three centers on the Nuggets Summer League roster.  Time will tell if he becomes the odd man out or forces his way into the starting lineup while in Las Vegas.  Hopefully the next “poster” that Ohlbecht is in, he is the one throwing down the jam.

 

 

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