Three days have elapsed in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, and eight still remain.
The Las Vegas Summer League features six players, spread across five different teams, with Rhode Island connections.
The National Basteball Association Summer League has been nothing short of entertaining and action-packed. There were times when Wood wasn’t engaged, and he didn’t play most of the second half (just 14 minutes overall), but he shot 4 of 4 and looked confident stroking the ball.
Meanwhile, Providence College also has three representatives in the league starting with Bryce Cotton playing for the Jazz, Ricky Ledo with the Knicks, and LaDontae Henton with the Golden State Warriors.
With the National Basteball Association Summer League officially underway, a quartet of recognizable names from the Stanford men’s basketball community have shown up on the stat sheets for a number of National Basteball Association teams.
For a few of the 450 or so players on this year’s teams at the three respective summer leagues – Orlando, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas – jobs for next season are guaranteed. Just to understand how surprising his three point percentage now is, a year ago in the D-League Curry averaged 24 points per game off of nearly 8 three point attemps per game. The 25-year-old Reed is still young for an undrafted 2011 National Basteball Association Draft prospect after spending just two seasons at St. Louis.
Still though, his near 64 percent shooting from the field is strong, and in two of his games he’s snagged four assists apiece. While the intangibles are there, Gordon hasn’t been able to really showcase his talents. He’s found his rhythm again in Vegas and is second in scoring, behind only Curry’s 25 points per game.
So he went to the D-League. In the aftermath of the Mavericks-Clippers DeAndre Jordan saga, Dallas is looking for young size, and while Powell has transitioned away from the center position, he has seemed to find his footing as an National Basteball Association power forward. He finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds.
“A lot of times, because they are voice activated, you’re picking up the [in-arena] announcer and all of a sudden everybody’s mic opens up”, Boriga said, as reported by ESPN.com.
He knows he’s a longshot to get return; his last National Basteball Association appearance was in January 2014.
These are players who are now fighting to earn their way into the league. That is, assuming they play – teams may choose to rest their rookies after a long week. Don’t be surprised if these players are in the league sooner than later.