Summer League Day 3
While the Rockets played and won again on Sunday, there were also another 7 games that took play in the NBA Vegas Summer League. We recap those results:
Wizards vs D-League Select
Points: Jarrid Famous – 21 points
Rebounds: Jarrid Famous – 10 rebounds
Assists: Scott Machado – 3 assists
Points: Scotty Hopson – 20 points
Rebounds: Casey Prather – 8 rebounds
Assists: Davion Berry – 5 assists
For the second time in as many games Scotty Hopson was the leading scorer for his team. His career has been spent predominantly overseas and in the D-League. He’s looking to be picked up by a main club as a contributor off the bench. The D-League Select squad features a number of players who’ve spent time in the Association or in the D-Leauge and all are hoping to catch a regular assignment with a franchise. On this day their experience was too much for the Wizards who lost by 20 points.
Bulls vs Raptors
Points: Doug McDermott– 11 points
Rebounds: Cameron Bairstow – 11 rebounds
Assists: Vander Blue – 3 assists
Points: Norman Powell – 19 points
Rebounds: Lucas Nogueira – 12 rebounds
For the second consecutive game Norman Powell scored in double digits coming just short of his first game 20 point effort. He’s turning heads given he didn’t get selected until the 46th pick of the second round, but has been one of the best producers on both ends of the court in Summer League. Though the Raptors let the Bulls make a couple runs each time it seemed to be Powell who would stop it. Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira also continues to showcase his growth and with Amir Johnson leaving in free agency the Raptors may have their answer in Bebe as a replacement at least off the bench.
Bucks vs Spurs
Points: Kyle Anderson – 22 points
Rebounds: Shannon Scott – 7 rebounds
Assists: Shannon Scott – 7 assists
Rebounds: Micheal Eric – 9 rebounds
Assists:Rashad Vaughn – 4 assists
Kyle Anderson continues to showcase growth through each of the Spurs outings and I’ll reiterate I see him being the next Boris Diaw for the Spurs (of course they don’t need him to replace Diaw yet. The Spurs easily won the days contest and held a huge margin in fast break points of 16 to 2. While the Bucks had a big advantage in points in the paint (32-18) they weren’t able to capitalize on the margin to close the gap in the game.
Kings vs Nuggets
Rebounds: Eric Moreland – 7 rebounds
Assists: David Stockton – 5 assists
Points: Emmanuel Mudiay – 19 points
Rebounds: Nikola Jokic – 11 rebounds
Assists: Emmanuel Mudiay – 10 assists
For the second straight game Emmanuel Mudiay is showing why scouts predicted his high draft selection. Perhaps the year overseas playing in China allowed him an edge over his College counterparts as he is used to playing against a more mature opponent. He has an NBA body and is extremely confident with good reason. While he’s definitely the future of the Nuggets at the point, his early production in all stat categories has many pundits wondering if present starting point guard Ty Lawson will last the season in Denver. The Kings were never really in this game as Denver took an early lead, padded it in the second half and was never fully tested. Following a decent first outing Willie Cauley Stein put up 15 points, but was virtually absent on the boards only grabbing one.
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Points: James Michael McAdoo – 17 points
Rebounds: Ognjen Kuzmic– 11 rebounds
Assists: Aaron Craft – 5 assists
Points: Stephen Holt – 13 points
Rebounds: Edy Tavares – 6 rebounds
Assists: Mike Muscala – 3 assists
In a game featuring two teams with similar styles it came right down to the finish before the Hawks bested the Warriors. Rookie Kevon Looney once considered to be a lottery pick and fell to the Warriors with the 30th pick has yet to find his footing however James Michael McAdoo continues to be impressive making a case to get more playing time this coming season.
Blazers versus Mavericks
Points: Allen Crabbe 24 points
Rebounds: Noah Vonleh 7 rebounds
Assists: Tim Frazier 8 assists
Points: Dwight Powell– 25 points
Rebounds: Dwight Powell – 8 rebounds
Assists: Kevin Pangos – 6 assists
Canadian Dwight Powell had a solid game and although the Mavericks lost the game his growth is a positive sign for Dallas coach Rick Carlisle who is surely happy to see his big man starting to show progress. The Blazers were led by Allan Crabbe who had a big game scoring 24 points. Also of note was second year player Noah Vonleh who was part of the trade that sent Nic Batum to Charlotte. Vonleh was never fully utilized while a Hornet after many suspected he could become a solid contributor coming out of College. Perhaps the Blazers staff will be able to help advance his offensive side as his defense was considered the cornerstone of his game.
Sixers vs. Celtics
Points: Scotty Wilbekin– 19 points
Rebounds: Arsalan Kazemi – 13 rebounds
Assists: Steve Zach– 3 assists
Points: Terry Rozier– 22 points
Rebounds: Jordan Mickey – 11 rebounds
Assists: Terry Rozier– 5 points
While Marcus Smart had a big game the previous outing it was Terry Rozier who excelled for the Celtics on this night. In a hard fought battle that had the teams jockeying back and forth all night it was Sixers who pulled ahead at game end to take the win. Though Jahlil Okafor was rested in this outing the Sixers still had enough fire power to outlast the tough Celtics squad.
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