He NBA’s The Summer League is ready, and now is the time for the next generation to show their stuff.
The league wastes little time getting its newest members into the action of the game, and while the Summer League lists are very different from those in the regular season, each game represents a significant opportunity for them to novices act against professional colleagues.
This is how this year’s lottery picks went during Sunday’s action.
Selection number 1 – Paolo Banchero, Orlando Magic
Statistics (2 games): 20.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 6.0 APG, 2.5 SPG, 40.7 FG%, 50.0 3PT%, 80.0 FT%
Update: It’s early, but so far, no player has had an impact on either the Summer League or Banchero. He showed an easy scoring touch on his first outing, scoring 17 points, while converting from various areas of the ground.
His playing talent was shown in Game 2, and although he was again stellar in the points department with 23, his block at the end of the game, followed by an assist with rockets, helped to push Orlando over Sacramento in the prolongation of sudden death.
Selection no. 2 – Chet Holmgren, Oklahoma City Thunder
Statistics (3 matches): 15.3 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 3.0 APG, 4.0 BPG, 43.3% FG, 38.4% 3PT, 100.0% FT
Update: Holmgren has picked up where he left his college days in his early Summer League bids, breaking defenses with easy baskets both inside and from deep distance, and showing a rare skill for his size. An appearance by Holmgren is almost always a block party, and has been the lifeblood of this evening, destroying several attempts by the opponent in each of his screenings.
Selection no. 3 – Jabari Smith Jr., Houston Rockets
Statistics (2 games): 11.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 2.0 SPG, 31.0 FG%, 23.1 3PT%, 50.0 FT%
Update: Smith Jr. he has started slowly, but remains an amazing prospect with a smooth shot and exceptional length that gives him the tools to become a positive defender. Offensive efficiency has prevented Smith in his pair of games, but he has found many ways to be effective, such as crashing tables hard and skipping lanes.
Selection no. 4 – Keegan Murray, Sacramento Kings
Statistics (4 matches): 19.8 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 50.0 FG%, 45.8 3PT%, 85.7 FT%
Update: The score has been Murray’s bread and butter, and he is proving how effectively he can do it. Murray’s first showcase was excellent. He set Golden State on fire with 26 points and eight boards, shooting an impressive 10 of 14 from the field and 4 of 5 from the depth. Murray maintained his scorching start with 24 points and seven boards days later, and showed a collected disposition under pressure against Orlando, hitting a tie trey to force the OT.
Selection no. 5 – Garden Ivey, Detroit Pistons
Statistics (2 games): 15.5 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 4.0 APG, 50.0 FG%, 50.0 3PT%, 100.0 FT%
Update: Notre Dame women’s basketball coach Niele Ivey was proud to see her son make the final touches to his 20-point debut in the Summer League, adding six rebounds and six assists in the process. . Ivey is probably the most athletic guard this class of beginners offers, and this natural spring was fully displayed as he overtook the defenders and rose to the cup with ease in Game 1.
Ivey came out of his second incline with an ankle injury, but tweeted Sunday that the illness was just a minor illness.
Selection no. 6 – Bennedict Mathurin, Indiana Pacers
Statistics (2 games): 19.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 46.9% FG, 37.5 3PT%, 70.0 FT%
Update: Mathurin breathes confidence, as he proves your recent comments as for LeBron James. And while he’s not close to the King’s level, he totally believes he can get there. Mathurin’s self-confidence was evident in his first outing as a professional. He was all over the field, looking for loose balls, showing an energetic commitment on defense and knocking down shots from the ground, including half of his attempts from 3-point territory.
Selection no. 7 – Shaedon Sharpe, Portland Trail Blazers
Statistics (1 game): Wounded
Update: Sharpe didn’t have much of a chance to impress his Summer League coaching staff, after falling with a small tear on his shoulder in the first quarter. He only scored two points in 5:33 of playing time, and the injury will leave him out for the rest of the Summer League.
Selection no. 8 – Dyson Daniels, New Orleans Pelicans
Statistics (1 game): Wounded
Update: Like Sharpe, Daniels had to get out of his first start early, leaving the first NO goal with a sprained ankle after 8:10 of play time. His status is uncertain for the rest of the Summer League. In those minutes it was 0 of 5 from the field, ending with a point, a rebound, two assists and a steal.
Selection no. 9 – Jeremy Sochan, Sant Antoni Spurs
Sochan will not play in the Summer League after a positive COVID test, in addition to a hamstring injury.
Selection no. 10 – Johnny Davis, Washington Wizards
Statistics (2 games): 8.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 1.5 APG, 1.5 SPG, 22.7 FG%, 20.0 3PT%, 100.0 FT%
Update: Davis fought powerfully in his first game against Detroit, knocking down just one FG, while hitting four free throws to finish with six points in total. He was a little better off the field Sunday against Phoenix, but he still hasn’t shown the scoring skill he showed in Wisconsin, not much.
Selection no. 11 – Ousmane Dieng, Oklahoma City Thunder
Statistics (4 games): 8.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.0 APG, 28.6 FG%, 17.3 3PT%, 57.1 FT%
Update: Dieng was one of the most unknown prospects heading into this year’s draft, but it’s getting on the radars of OKC fans. Dieng has not been brilliant from a percentage point of view, but he has not shied away from the spotlight for a long time, continuing to shoot regularly. Dieng will have to improve his metrics to sneak into the team’s rotation, but in terms of his own conviction, this cup seems full.
Selection no. 12 – Jalen WilliamsOklahoma City Thunder
Statistics (4 matches): 13.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.0 APG, 56.4% FG, 57.1 3PT%, 63.6 FT%
Update: The Santa Clara Williams (not to be confused with Jaylin Williams of Arkansas) is proving that critics believed Oklahoma City had come to hook him at the number 12 wrongful deaths so far. Williams is providing plenty for the young and active team, including a reliable scoring presence, running on the edge and a catch and throw skill.
Selection no. 13 – Jalen DurenDetroit Pistons
Statistics (2 games): 11.0 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 2.0 BPG, 72.7 FG%, 66.7 FT%
Update: There were a lot of Jalens in this year’s draft, and each has impressed the NBA landscape. The 6-foot, 11- and 250-pound Duren has been a beast in the painted area, has taken off easily and exploded by a few thunderous blows that have made Detroit salivate over its pick-and-roll potential. with Ivey and Cade Cunningham. . Surprisingly, he hasn’t bounced the ball well in two contests, including catching just one board in his debut.
núm. 14 – Ochai Agbaji, Cleveland Cavaliers
Statistics (2 games): 12.0 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 36.4% FG, 38.9 3PT%, 66.6 FT%
Update: Ogbaji is known for his winning leadership, varied athletics and reliable 3-ball. And in his debut with the Cavs, he showed all three, scoring four of his nine attempts from beyond the arc, and amassing three rebounds to go with two assists. However, Ogbaji’s touchdown wasn’t quite there in Game 2, as he shot 3 of 11 from the field and connected on just two of his six 3-point attempts.
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