July 20th, 2017

Five Summer League Observations

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 6:00am

The NBA Summer League system has become quite the spectacle over the past several years which provides a stopgap in a long summer otherwise without professional basketball. Las Vegas outshines its Orlando and Utah counterparts, but they all provide a platform for overreactions and naive optimism for fans of every team. As we find out season after season, Summer League does not strongly correlate with the final outcome of these players, but here are a few things we learned during Summer League as we keep a watchful eye on the NBA’s newest players.

A 15-Year-Old (Sorta-Maybe) Basketball Prodigy

Sports Illustrated/Chris Ballard
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July 19th

July 18th

Minnesota lands in-state 2018 forward

NBC Sports/Travis Hines
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July 17th

Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball named summer league MVP

ESPN/Ohm Youngmisuk
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