3 studs, 2 duds from Rockets' Summer League championship loss versus Cavaliers

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2. Dud- Trevor Hudgins

Trevor Hudgins had his highs and lows in the 2023 NBA Summer League, posting averages of 14.5 points and 6.5 assists, while shooting 38.2 percent from long-range (on 9.2 attempts). Hudgins was the Rockets' best player during their match-up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, which was the team's first game without the trio of Jabari Smith Jr., Tari Eason, and Amen Thompson, dazzling his way to 26 points, seven assists, and 10-of-20 shooting.

Hudgins left little question as to why the Rockets gave him a two-way deal against OKC. In the Rockets' following game against the Golden State Warriors, Hudgins drilled a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that looked like a trick shot from a game of H-O-R-S-E.

Those were the good moments for Hudgins. Unfortunately, Monday's title game didn't go as well. Although Hudgins scored 13 points and dished out seven assists, those numbers are misleading. For example, Hudgins was -13 on the night.

And he went full ballhog mode far too many times, opting to pass on open teammates to try and take over the game himself. Hudgins was also chucking shots in the game, finishing 4-of-15 from the floor and also turned the ball over far too often.

Hudgins also continued to drive to the basket far too often, which was questionable, considering his small stature and miniscule frame. Hudgins seemingly missed every time he tried to finish with a lay-up.

At this point it seems harsh to keep continuing further so let's just stop here on Hudgins.