of nba Summer League is upon you and it’s time to show your content to the next generation.
The league wastes little time in bringing its new members into game action, and although the summer league roster is very different from the regular season, each game represents a useful opportunity for players to play against teammates on the professional side.
Here’s how this year’s lottery selection went so far.
Number 1 selection – Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
Statistics: Played two games from 20 ppg, 5 rpg, 6 apg, 2.5 stl, 11/27 (40.7), 2/4 to 3 (50.0), 16/20 (80.0).
Updates: It’s still early, but so far no player has made as much impact on the league as Banchero. He converted an easy scoring touch from several parts of the floor by posting 17 points in his first outing.
His playfulness improved in Game 2, and although he again excelled in the points division with 23 points, his late-game block, then with the help of a rocket, helped Orlando beat Sacramento in the OT.
Select Number 2 – Chat holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder
Statistics: 15.3 PPG, 9 RPG, 3 APG, 4 BLK, Played three games (one DNP, the rest) from 13/30 (43.3), 5/13 to 3 (38.4), 15/15 FT (100.0).
Updates: Holmgren has been in his summer league opening offerings since his college days, where he broke defenses with a simple basket inside and deep range and shined a rare skill for his size. A Holmgren scene is almost always a block party, and he has a happy life, destroying the efforts of many opponents in each of his performances.
Select number 3 – Jabri Smith Jr., Houston Rockets
Statistics: In two games played 11 PPG, 8 RPG, 2 APG, 2 STL, 9/29 (31.0), 3/13 to 3 (23.1), 1/2 FT (50.0)
Updates: Smith Jr. has a slow start, but he has an amazing ability to have a smooth shooting stroke and exceptional length that gives him the tools to be a plus defender. Aggressive aggression appears to be the main missing element in Smith’s pairing game, but he still finds many ways to be effective, including crashing the board hard and jumping into the passing lane.
Select number 4 – Keegan Murray, King of Sacramento
Statistics: 19.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1 APG, 1 STL 28/56 (50.0), 3/45.8 of 11/24, 12/14 FT (85.7) played four games.
Updates: Scoring is the bread and butter of Keegan Murray and shows how efficiently he can do so far. Murray’s debut performance was spectacular: he stunned Golden State for 26 points and eight shots, hitting 10-14-for from the field, and fired 5-4-5 from deep. Murray made his quick start to the second half of the day with 24 points and seven boards and showed a combined nature under pressure against Orlando, forcing OT to hit a game-tying tray.
Select Number 5 – Jaden eve, Detroit Pistons
Statistics: 15.5 ppg, 3 rpg, 4 epg, 2 games played, Played two games from 8/16 (50.0), 3/6 to 3 (50.0), 6/6 FT (100.0).
Updates: Notre Dame women’s basketball head coach Neele Ewe shone proudly through the crowd as she watched her son finalize his team’s high 20-point case and add six points and six assists in the process. Ewe is the most athletic guard in the dangerous class and was on full display in the natural spring, as he overcame defenders and easily reached the cup.
Ewe came out of his second turn with an ankle injury, but tweeted on Sunday that the illness was only minor.
Select Number 6 – Benedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers
Statistics: 23 PPG, 4 RPG, 1 STL Played 9/16 (56.3), 3/6 to 3 (50.0), 2/2 FT (100.0) in one game.
Updates: Mathurin flows with confidence, as evidenced His recent comments About LeBron James and even if he’s not close to King’s level, he believes he can get there.
Mathur’s confidence as a pro was evident in the very first game. He was all over the floor, running for a loose ball, excited about his commitment to defense, and hitting several shots from the floor, with half the effort from the 3-point zone.
Select Number 7 – Shadon Sharp, Portland Trail Blazers
Statistics: 2 PPG, 0 RPG, 0 APG, 1/3 (33.3), 3 out of 0/2, 0/2 FT (0.0), played in one game.
Updates: Sharp didn’t have much of a chance to impress his Summer League coaching staff by tearing a small labrum off his shoulder. Injuries will keep him out of the rest of the Summer League.
Select number 8 – Dyson Daniels, New Orleans Pelican
Statistics: Games played include 1 PPG, 1 RPG, 2 APG, 1 STL, 0/5 (0.0), 0/0 to 3 (0.0), 1/2 FT (50.0).
Updates: Like Sharp, Daniels was ruled out of his first match and the opener’s ankle was sprained. His position is uncertain for the rest of the Summer League.
Select Number 9 – Jeremy thought, San Antonio Spurs
Updates: After a positive COVID test, as well as a hamstring injury, Sochan will not play in the Summer League.
Select number 10 – Johnny Davis, Washington Wizards
Statistics: 6.0 PPG, 4 RPG, 2 APG, 2 STL, 1/11 (9.1), 0/2 to 3 (0.0), 4/4 FT (100.0) per game
Updates: Davis struggled in his first game against Detroit, hitting just one FG, then hitting four shots on the charity strip for a total of six points. They will have a chance to improve their deficit against Phoenix on Sunday.
Select Number 11 – Osmane Dyeing, Oklahoma City Thunder
StatisticsFour games played: 8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1 epg, 12/42 (28.6), 4/23 to 3 (17.3), 4/7 ft (57.1)
Updates: Dieng was one of the more underlined prospects for this year’s draft, but he is slowly putting himself on the radar of OKC fans. Diang isn’t clever in terms of percentage, but he hasn’t moved away from the light of publicity, firing regularly. Diang will need to improve his metrics to peek into the team’s rotation, but as far as his own confidence is concerned, the cup is full.
Select Number 12 – Jalen WilliamsOklahoma City Thunder
Statistics: 13.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1 APG, 22/39 (56.4), 4/7 out of 3 (57.1), 7/11 FT (63.6) played four games.
Updates: Santa Clara’s Jalen Williams (not to be confused with Arkansas’ Jalen Williams) is proving to be serious for critics who believe it is wrong to take Oklahoma City to number one. Williams is providing a ton for a young and active team, with reliable scoring presence, rim-running and skillful grip and shooting ability.
Williams is highly skilled, shooting 8-of-11 in his first performance and going 4-of-4 from deep in his first two outings.
Select number 13 – Jalen DurenDetroit Pistons
Statistics: Two games were played, 11 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2 APG, 2 BLK, 8/11 (72.7), 0/0 to 3 (0.0), 6/9 FT (66.7).
Updates: There was a lot of jealousy in this year’s draft and everyone has made their mark on the NBA landscape. The 6-foot-11, 250-pound Duran is a painted farm beast, which descends smoothly from the ground and with its pick-and-roll capability hits for some thunderous slam with Detroit and Cad Cunningham. ,
No. 14 – High crackers, Cleveland Cavaliers
Statistics: Games played include 16 ppg, 3 rpg, 2 apg, 5/11 (45.5), 3 out of 4/9 (44.4), 2/2 FT (100.0).
Updates: Oggy is known for his winning lead, colorful play and confident 3-ball. And in his debut for the Cavs, he showed all three, hitting four of his nine attempts beyond the arc and collecting three rebounds to go with two assists. Oggy was seen by the Scouts as a Heidi player, and his maturity was easily recognized in his first contest on the pro circuit.
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