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2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League: Players Who Stood Out

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The 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from August...

The 2021 MGM Resorts NBA Summer League took place in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 8th-17th.

A bunch of talent was on full display from all 30 teams.

Atlanta Hawks

Jalen Johnson: Athletic rookie who had plenty of powerful finishes at the rim. Played like a lottery pick out in Las Vegas. 19.0 PPG, 9.5 RPG

Skylar Mays: Basketball IQ and ball handling continue to stand out. Brings it on both ends with his guard skills. 18.8 PPG, 1.5 SPG

Sharife Cooper: The rookie playmaker had an electric Summer League. Made assists off the dribble with ease, quickness is NBA ready. 14.8 PPG, 7.2 APG

DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell: 28-year-old with confidence on offense. Driving to the basket and shooting were at high levels. 13.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG

Justin Jaworski: Undrafted rookie out of Lafayette who can shoot the lights out. Only played in 2 games, but made it known he has an NBA jump shot. 10.5 PPG, 55.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Javin DeLaurier: DeLaurier has improved on both ends since going undrafted in 2020. Shot 62.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from the field and blocked 1 shot per game. 6.0 PPG, 6.8 RPG

Boston Celtics

Aaron Nesmith: The second year Celtic looks ready to play more minutes during the 2021-2022 season. Three point shooting and rebounding were very impressive. 17.4 PPG, 6.2 RPG

Payton Pritchard: Pritchard has supreme confidence with the ball in his hands. One of the best passers during Summer League. 16.8 PPG, 8.5 APG

Bruno Fernando: The former Hawk showed the Celtics he has valuable experience to his game. Fernando’s strength, pick & roll play, shot selection and rebounding can help Boston when needed. 9.2 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Romeo Langford: Solid cuts to the basket and ran the floor hard. Three point shooting looked better as well, expect improvement this season.  11.0 PPG, 38.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Carsen Edwards: Didn’t shoot the ball well, but still made a positive impact on both ends. Knows how to score and distribute the basketball. 13.8 PPG, 4.4 APG

Sam Hauser: Undrafted rookie out of Virginia who shot the ball lights out from deep. One of the best shooters at Summer League. 9.0 PPG, 46.2{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Zach Auguste: The big man brought non stop energy every time he stepped on the floor. Shot a super productive 76.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from the field. 6.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Brooklyn Nets

Cam Thomas: Led the Summer League in PPG and scored the ball with ease. One of the best scorers in the 2021 rookie class. 27.0 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Alize Johnson: Johnson can put up points and rebounds in a hurry. Brought high energy at Summer League in the post. 11.5 PPG, 10.8 RPG

Quinndary Weatherspoon: Played hard, defended and showed off an experienced basketball IQ. Can get going as a scorer and has the size to defend different positions. 11.5 PPG, 1.8 SPG

Day’Ron Sharpe: Rookie from UNC with productive big man skills. Keeps the game simple on both ends. 7.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG

Marcus Zegarowski: Zegarowski played heads up basketball in short minutes. Confident guard who handled the ball, defended and knocked down shots. 8.0 PPG, 40.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

David Duke: Duke displayed his strength as a guard by rebounding and defending. Versatile athlete out of Providence. 7.2 PPG, 7.2 RPG

Raiquan Gray: Didn’t get many minutes, but played winning basketball. Understands the game very well for a rookie. 3.7 PPG, 4.3 RPG

Charlotte Hornets

James Bouknight: Bouknight scored the ball consistently, but what stood out the most was his playmaking skills. Feel for the game looked impressive. 16.8 PPG, 3.8 APG

Vernon Carey Jr: Rolled off the pick & roll to score baskets, set effective screens and played poised in the post. Always in the right spots. 10.0 PPG, 4.0 RPG

Kai Jones: The athletic rookie big man is NBA ready. Finished the ball at the rim with power, non stop motor every possession. 9.8 PPG, 9.4 RPG

JT Thor: 19-year-old with high potential. Can handle the ball, block shots and shoot from deep, only getting better. 10.0 PPG, 1.0 BPG

LiAngelo Ball: The strength and shooting are clearly there. Spotted up for good looks on three point shots. 9.6 PPG, 1.6 SPG

Scottie Lewis: Jump shot, defense and playmaking continue to improve. Late Second Round pick with multiple skills. 8.5 PPG, 3.2 APG

Grant Riller: Ball handling and passing stood out. The 76ers signed Riller to a two-way contract after his performance at Summer League. 7.8 PPG, 5.2 APG

Nick Richards: Activity around the rim is always there. Gave a solid effort on defense. 6.5 PPG, 1.0 BPG

Chicago Bulls

Patrick Williams: Scored the ball at a high level and never took a bad shot. Knows how to get to his spots on offense that work for him. 21.0 PPG, 9.7 RPG

Ayo Dosunmu: Dosunmu made winning plays in his first Summer League. Confident ball handler and defender. 12.6 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Marko Simonovic: 6 foot 11 center with a versatile game. Basketball IQ is at a high level for a rookie. 12.0 PPG, 1.4 SPG

Simi Shittu: Shittu has played great in the G League the last two seasons and just needs a chance in the NBA. Big man with solid athleticism. 6.8 PPG, 6.6 RPG

Tyler Bey: Played the right way and defended. Took in pro experience last year with the Mavs. 5.8 PPG, 6.2 RPG

Cleveland Cavaliers

Isaac Okoro: Okoro looked improved on offense in Summer League and that’s a great sign. Already has the defense in his game, adding more scoring will help Cleveland. 16.0 PPG, 59.1{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Lamar Stevens: Did just about everything out in Las Vegas. Added more muscle and looks in good shape, potential is high if given the minutes this season. 14.6 PPG, 6.4 RPG

Evan Mobley: The #3 pick in this year’s draft brought productive shot blocking on defense. Showed he can play inside and out on offense as well. 11.3 PPG, 1.7 BPG

Matt Ryan: Ryan shot very efficiently from deep in short minutes. Shooter with size at 6’7”. 11.2 PPG, 48.1{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Trevon Bluiett: Scorer in his prime at age 26. Shooting and playmaking are polished. 10.8 PPG, 43.8{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Jaylen Hands: Hands has a great feel for the game at point guard. Consistent player on both ends. 8.6 PPG, 3.2 APG

Dallas Mavericks

Tyrell Terry: The second year Mav can certainly get going when he’s making shots. Scoring off the dribble looked efficient in Las Vegas. 16.0 PPG, 50.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Eugene Omoruyi: Small forward with solid strength. Ran the floor hard, handled the ball and defended. 14.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Carlik Jones: Smooth scorer who can defend. Never averaged under 1.1 SPG in 4 years during his college career. 14.2 PPG, 1.0 SPG

Feron Hunt: Hunt’s athletic ability and strength are at high levels. Ran the floor hard, defended and finished at the rim with power. 9.0 PPG, 1.6 SPG

Denver Nuggets

Bol Bol: Bol’s performance at Summer League was another reminder that he needs minutes for Denver. Brings a skillset few young players have at his size. 21.7 PPG, 2.3 BPG

Bones Hyland: Confident rookie playmaker who brings a lot of energy. Quick first step, can shoot it, run the pick & roll, pass and defend. 19.8 PPG, 4.8 APG

Caleb Agada: Coming off a nice run with the Nigerian national team, Agada brought an efficient scoring ability to Summer League. Solid drives to the basket and jump shooting off the dribble. 11.2 PPG, 44.4{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Davon Reed: Reed brings NBA experience from being with the Suns and Pacers in the past. Three point shooting and basketball IQ stood out. 10.8 PPG, 56.2{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Zylan Cheatham: Cheatham continues to get better, using his athleticism to his advantage. Finishes at the rim with power and can put up double digit rebound numbers. 9.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG

Deonte Burton: Burton brings NBA experience from being with OKC from 2018-2020. Guard who attacks the rim with a purpose. 7.0 PPG, 2.5 APG

Detroit Pistons

Cade Cunningham: The 2021 #1 pick displayed a variety of skills in his game. Also averaged 1.7 SPG and 1.3 BPG on the defensive end. 18.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG

Saben Lee: Lee had a successful rookie year for Detroit and looked even better in Summer League. Has the basketball IQ of a veteran. 15.6 PPG, 1.4 SPG

Luka Garza: Garza proved he can fit in today’s NBA with no problem. Scored inside and out, blocked shots and rebounded. 15.0 PPG, 9.6 RPG

Saddiq Bey: Bey brought quality playmaking and defensive skills to Summer League. Also averaged 3.5 APG and 1.8 SPG. 13.5 PPG, 8.8 RPG

Tyler Cook: Cook can always be counted on to bring high energy. Averaged 7.9 PPG & 4.0 RPG on 76.1{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} shooting during his last ten games in 2021. 10.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG

Sekou Doumbouya: Still extremely young at age 20, Doumbouya is starting to figure out the NBA game. Has the versatility to become a productive player. 6.5 PPG, 3.0 BPG

Jamorko Pickett: 6’9” undrafted rookie out of Georgetown who can shoot it from deep. Shooting off the catch and dribble is solid. 9.8 PPG, 54.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Golden State Warriors

Jonathan Kuminga: Kuminga certainly doesn’t play like a rookie. Confident player ready to compete against anyone. 17.2 PPG, 6.2 RPG

Moses Moody: Shooting and defense looked composed in Las Vegas. Didn’t take bad shots, handled the ball and defended. 16.2 PPG, 37.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Justinian Jessup: Jessup was drafted by Golden State in 2020, but spent last season in Australia’s NBL. 6’7” shooter with ball handling skills. 12.4 PPG, 42.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Gary Payton II: Throughout Payton’s NBA journey from team to team, he’s always been consistent. Defense and basketball IQ off the bench can help any club. 11.3 PPG, 2.3 SPG

Kyle Guy: Shooter who just needs a chance at a meaningful role. Has the shooting and ball handling to play consistent minutes. 11.2 PPG, 84.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FT

Cameron Oliver: Oliver brings strength, athleticism and shooting that can make a difference. Averaged 10.8 PPG & 5.3 RPG in 4 games for Houston last season. 7.2 PPG, 6.0 RPG

Selom Mawugbe: Tied for first place in BPG in just 18.3 MPG. Shot blocking is very polished at 6’10”. 4.0 RPG, 3.2 BPG

Houston Rockets

Jalen Green: Played like he easily could have been the #1 pick in this year’s draft. Electrifying guard with All Star potential. 20.3 PPG, 52.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Armoni Brooks: Brooks continues to show off his deep shooting range for the Rockets. Shot 38.2{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from three point distance last season. 17.5 PPG, 42.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Josh Christopher: Confident athlete with a variety of skills on offense. Scoring, passing and ball handling stood out. 16.8 PPG, 4.2 APG

Alperen Sengun: 19-year-old with veteran big man moves and footwork. Also averaged 3.0 BPG and knocked down deep jumpers. 14.5 PPG, 11.0 RPG

KJ Martin: Martin brings a high intensity by running the floor and blocking shots. Competitor with a bright future. 12.5 PPG, 1.2 BPG

Usman Garuba: Took in Olympic experience this summer at just age 19 with the Spain national team. Strong defender, understands winning basketball. 4.0 PPG, 2.0 SPG

Indiana Pacers

Chris Duarte: Duarte let Indiana fans know the club made the right pick at #13 this year. Two way player ready to play heavy minutes if needed. 18.2 PPG, 2.5 SPG

Oshae Brissett: Showed off a versatile skillset with the Pacers last season. Plays hard and makes a positive impact on both ends. 17.5 PPG, 6.5 RPG

Cassius Stanley: Looked a lot more comfortable in Summer League after learning the NBA game during his rookie year. Athlete with an improved jump shot. 11.0 PPG, 41.2{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Duane Washington Jr: Showed off a consistent scoring package after going undrafted. Gets to his spots with and without the ball. 10.4 PPG, 47.8{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Isaiah Jackson: Athletic shot blocker with a high motor. Ran the floor, rebounded and finished at the rim very effectively. 9.2 PPG, 3.0 BPG

Keifer Sykes: Knows how to make plays on offense. Quick small guard who can shoot, dribble and drive. 8.0 PPG, 42.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Terry Taylor: 2x OVC Player of the Year at Austin Peay. Takes consistent shots and rebounds with strength. 7.3 PPG, 71.4{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Jordan Bone: Ran the offense with pace at point guard. Had a productive 14 game run with Orlando last season. 6.2 PPG, 2.0 APG

BJ Johnson: Johnson has improved every year he’s been in the G League. Has averaged 18.5 PPG & 1.5 SPG in three seasons since 2018. 5.4 PPG, 3.8 RPG

Los Angeles Clippers

Brandon Boston Jr: Showed off why he was a top ten player in the 2020 high school class. Has the potential to develop into a solid scorer. 13.0 PPG, 3.6 RPG

Daniel Oturu: Oturu is a young big man just waiting for his moment. Has all the tools to become a productive player. 10.8 PPG, 3.2 BPG

Jason Preston: There’s no doubt his court vision is NBA ready. If the scoring comes along he has bright potential. 9.0 PPG, 4.8 APG

Isaiah Hicks: Hicks spent time with the Knicks from 2017-2019. Shot an efficient 58.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from the field at Summer League. 7.6 PPG, 1.0 BPG

Kerwin Roach Jr: Roach earned the NZNBL Grand Final MVP this year. He recently signed to Ironi Ness Ziona of the IBSL. 7.4 PPG, 1.0 SPG

Jordan Ford: Ford saw preseason action last season with the Clippers and played well. Passing continues to stand out. 5.2 PPG, 2.2 APG

Los Angeles Lakers

Trevelin Queen: Queen looked great on both ends and competed at a high level. Did it all for the Lakers at Summer League. 13.2 PPG, 2.0 SPG

Devontae Cacok: Plays the right way and goes hard every possession. Makes an impact no matter how many minutes he plays. 11.4 PPG, 1.0 BPG

Vic Law: Has the length and shooting that fit today’s NBA. Confident shooter when he gets going. 10.0 PPG, 7.0 RPG

Chaundee Brown: Brown had a great summer at the California Classic and out in Las Vegas. Composed player who takes high percentage shots. 8.0 PPG, 48.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Yoeli Childs: Played inside and out very well. Brings a number of NBA skills. 7.0 PPG, 6.2 RPG

Joel Ayayi: 6’5” playmaking guard who went undrafted out of Gonzaga. Can impact the game in different ways on both ends. 4.8 PPG, 2.4 APG

Tres Tinkle: Played hard in short minutes. Cutting to the basket and rebounding stood out. 8.0 PPG, 4.7 RPG

Memphis Grizzlies

Desmond Bane: Bane handled the ball more this summer and showed off his versatility. Played great last year in his first NBA season. 24.0 PPG, 69.2{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Xavier Tillman: Tillman brings high energy on both ends. Sets effective screens, can shoot, pass, defend and play in the post. 14.5 PPG, 1.5 BPG

Killian Tillie: Shot the lights out from three in Las Vegas. Tillie signed a two way contract with Memphis on August 12th. 14.5 PPG, 50.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Ziaire Williams: Top ten pick with an NBA ready offensive game. Confident jump shot and ball handling skills. 12.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Sean McDermott: McDermott definitely improved his game this summer. Makes the right plays. 12.5 PPG, 54.3{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

John Konchar: Konchar’s versatility is extremely underrated. Also averaged 5.0 APG and 1.0 BPG in Las Vegas. 7.5 PPG, 12.0 RPG

Sam Merrill: Handled the ball and shot it well from three point range. Coming off winning a championship with Milwaukee. 11.2 PPG, 3.2 APG

Olivier Sarr: Undrafted seven footer who brings consistency on both ends. Brings a high motor and strength in the post. 10.8 PPG, 69.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Miami Heat

Max Strus: Strus’s overall skillset continues to grow with more experience. Had a great summer scoring the ball for Miami. 20.8 PPG, 40.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Omer Yurtseven: One of the most impressive players at Summer League. Averaged 2.7 BPG & 1.3 SPG on defense and also did it all on offense. 20.0 PPG, 9.7 RPG

DeJon Jarreau: Playmaking ability was electric in Las Vegas. Nearly had a triple double vs. Atlanta, going for 14-9-8. 11.6 PPG, 5.8 APG

Marcus Garrett: Brought a toughness on defense and made the right decisions on offense. Always plays under control. 7.7 PPG, 1.3 SPG

Dru Smith: Smith has the potential to become a productive two way player. Solid basketball IQ. 7.7 PPG, 48.1{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

RJ Nembhard: Undrafted rookie who improved all four years in college at TCU. Showed off consistent scoring and ball handling skills during Summer League. 7.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG

Micah Potter: Brought energy on both ends. Polished 6’10” big man with strength. 6.8 PPG, 1.2 BPG

Milwaukee Bucks

Jordan Nwora: Nwora definitely knows how to score the ball in a variety of ways. Played well at this year’s Tokyo Olympics for Nigeria. 20.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG

Sandro Mamukelashvili: Versatile rookie with a nice feel for the game. Also averaged 1.4 SPG on the defensive end. 11.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG

Brandon Randolph: Continues to develop his game year by year. Gave a solid effort on both ends. 10.5 PPG, 90.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FT

Mamadi Diakite: Energy big man who plays tough. Active around the rim, rebounds with strength and rolls hard to the basket off the pick & roll. 9.8 PPG, 6.0 RPG

Georgios Kalaitzakis: Displayed playmaking and scoring off the dribble. 4x Greek League champion. 10.5 PPG, 5.0 APG

Minnesota Timberwolves

Jaylen Nowell: Nowell can erupt on offense when he’s making shots. Also averaged 1.0 SPG on defense in Las Vegas. 22.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Jaden McDaniels: Started in 27 games during his rookie season. Only getting better as time goes on. 16.2 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Nathan Knight: Knight proved he can be an NBA player last season with Atlanta. 6’10” athlete with strength and a high motor. 13.0 PPG, 3.2 APG

Brian Bowen: Took in pro experience with Indiana from 2019-2021. Scorer who can handle the ball, catch & shoot and knock down his free throws. 8.4 PPG, 4.2 RPG

Isaiah Miller: Finished strong on the break, handled the ball, made the right passes and defended. 2x SoCon Player of the Year at UNC Greensboro. 7.4 PPG, 1.6 SPG

McKinley Wright IV: Undrafted rookie out of Colorado who has a solid basketball IQ. Makes heads up plays on both ends. 7.2 PPG, 2.0 SPG

New Orleans Pelicans

Trey Murphy III: Stuffed the stat sheet out in Las Vegas. Scored the ball at a high level while also averaging 7.0 RPG-2.8 APG-1.8 SPG-1.2 BPG. 16.2 PPG, 44.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Naji Marshall: Very versatile skillset that continues to grow. Scoring, ball handling, defense, rebounding and passing are polished. 14.2 PPG, 9.8 RPG

Kira Lewis Jr: Fast point guard who can make plays and defend. The free throw shooting is there, just needs to improve his outside shot. 10.8 PPG, 5.8 APG

David DiLeo: Takes the right shots and plays hard. Had a productive season overseas last year with UCAM Murcia. 8.8 PPG, 3.8 RPG

Herb Jones: Rookie out of Alabama who makes winning plays. Ran the floor hard, defended, made smart assists and finished at the rim. 7.6 PPG, 1.2 BPG

Moses Wright: 2021 ACC Player of the Year at Georgia Tech. Athletic big man who runs the floor and moves well without the ball. 7.4 PPG, 1.4 BPG

Anzejs Pasecniks: First Round pick back in 2017 by the Wizards. Can be counted on to take high percentage shots and rebound. 7.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG

New York Knicks

Obi Toppin: Toppin showed off what he can do with real minutes in Summer League. Shot 34.3{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from three point range and 88.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} at the free throw line. 21.0 PPG, 8.3 RPG

Immanuel Quickley: Makes a difference with his energy on both ends. Hard to stop when he’s in the zone, supreme confidence. 20.2 PPG, 1.4 SPG

Quentin Grimes: Displayed a versatile skillset in his first Summer League. Knocked down outside shots, made the right passes and ran the floor hard. 15.3 PPG, 40.7{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Miles McBride: Basketball IQ is at a high level for a rookie. Defended, handled the ball, dished out assists and knocked down jumpers. 15.2 PPG, 50.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Jericho Sims: Athleticism and strength were impressive. Finished at the rim with intense power. 8.2 PPG, 8.2 RPG

Wayne Selden: Selden earned the 2021 FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP. Brings NBA experience from New Orleans, Memphis & Chicago. 8.2 PPG, 46.7{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Rokas Jokubaitis: Jokubaitis was New York’s #34 overall pick back in July. Still only 20-years-old and getting better, will play for FC Barcelona this season. 6.3 PPG, 70.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

MJ Walker: Understands winning basketball from his time at Florida State. Didn’t play much at Summer League, but stood out by playing under control. 4.7 PPG, 55.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Oklahoma City Thunder

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl: Rookie out of Villanova with a smooth feel for the game. Can defend multiple positions and play both inside & out. 12.0 PPG, 7.4 RPG

Aaron Wiggins: Versatile late second round pick. Looked impressive making plays with the ball for OKC. 11.2 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Jaylen Hoard: Hoard has played consistent basketball during his time in the NBA with Portland & OKC. Energy off the bench can help any team. 6.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG

Oscar da Silva: Former Pac-12 All-Defensive Team member at Stanford. Basketball IQ is high on both ends. 7.5 PPG, 1.0 BPG

Orlando Magic

Jalen Suggs: Competitiveness and leadership stood out at Summer League. Also averaged 1.7 SPG & 1.0 BPG on defense. 15.3 PPG, 6.3 RPG

Ignas Brazdeikis: Shot 40.7{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from three point range in 8 games last season with Orlando. Brings toughness every game. 8.8 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Hassani Gravett: Shooter with passing and ball handling skills. Shot 35.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} behind the three point line in Las Vegas. 8.0 PPG, 2.6 APG

Franz Wagner: Top ten pick with a nice feel for the game. Moves well without the ball, can shoot it and defend. 8.0 PPG, 1.2 SPG

DJ Hogg: Hogg was a key part of the Lakeland Magic’s 2021 G League championship. Signed with Cholet Basket on August 19th. 7.2 PPG, 45.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Janis Timma: The  #60 pick back in 2013 finally made his Orlando Magic debut. Now at age 29, Timma has had a productive career playing overseas. 7.0 PPG, 38.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Philadelphia 76ers

Tyrese Maxey: Maxey’s confidence continues to grow. Has a natural scoring ability that many young players don’t have. 26.0 PPG, 90.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FT

Paul Reed: Earned the 2021 G League MVP and Rookie of the Year for Delaware. Posted a 27-20 game in Las Vegas vs. Minnesota. 17.4 PPG, 12.0 RPG

Isaiah Joe: Continues to develop as a shooter and playmaker. Impressed on offense at Summer League. 14.0 PPG, 37.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Frank Mason: Playmaking point guard with NBA experience dating back to 2017. Has spent time with Sacramento, Milwaukee and Orlando. 13.0 PPG, 3.7 APG

Jaden Springer: Springer brings high potential on both ends. Has all the tools to succeed as a pro. 11.2 PPG, 1.0 SPG

Rayjon Tucker: Averaged 21.6 PPG & 1.0 SPG in the G League from 2019-2021. Knows how to make an impact by not just scoring. 8.8 PPG, 50.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Aaron Henry: Undrafted rookie out of Michigan State with skills on both ends. Gets out on the break, defends and finishes strong at the rim. 7.8 PPG, 50.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Daishen Nix: Nix was a 2020 McDonald’s All American who played for the G League Ignite last season. Basketball IQ is definitely there. 5.2 PPG, 1.6 SPG

Phoenix Suns

Jalen Smith: Smith looks ready for real minutes this season. Versatile big man who was a top ten pick in 2020. 16.2 PPG, 12.5 RPG

Kyle Alexander: Played well off the pick & roll, caught lobs and blocked shots. 6’10” center with multiple skills. 11.4 PPG, 1.6 BPG

Portland Trail Blazers

Antonio Blakeney: Blakeney can help any team off the bench with his scoring. Hard to stop when he’s in rhythm on offense. 17.4 PPG, 55.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Michael Beasley: The #2 pick back in 2008 still has a productive scoring ability. Looked in great shape at Summer League. 11.4 PPG, 45.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

George King: Brought solid scoring and defense. Shot 43.8{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} behind the three point line in Las Vegas. 11.0 PPG, 1.7 SPG

Emmanuel Mudiay: Brings point guard skills that can still help an NBA team off the bench. Signed with Zalgiris Kaunas on August 23rd. 10.2 PPG, 7.2 APG

Greg Brown III: The rookie played explosive in his first Summer League. Hard to believe he went #43 in the draft. 9.0 PPG, 1.4 BPG

Trendon Watford: Undrafted rookie out of LSU with versatility. Handles the ball well and has solid strength. 5.8 PPG, 1.2 BPG

Kenneth Faried: Veteran big man hoping to get another chance in the NBA. Hit the glass for rebounds and also averaged 1.3 BPG & 1.0 SPG on defense. 5.7 PPG, 8.3 RPG

Sacramento Kings

Davion Mitchell: Mitchell took home the co-MVP award out in Las Vegas. Confidence on both ends is extremely high. 10.8 PPG, 47.1{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Jahmi’us Ramsey: Found a groove on offense at Summer League. Has the potential to become a solid two way player, still only 20 years old. 16.2 PPG, 1.4 SPG

Louis King: Shot 45.2{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from three point range and earned MVP of the title game. Looks ready to play consistent NBA minutes. 14.6 PPG, 3.2 SPG

Ade Murkey: Murkey knows how to put up points on offense with rhythm. Brought high energy on both ends. 8.0 PPG, 1.8 SPG

Emanuel Terry: Powerful big man with a ton of energy. Plays well off the pick & roll, takes the right shots and rebounds. 7.2 PPG, 8.6 RPG

Matt Coleman: Confident guard who makes the right plays. Decision making and defense stood out. 6.6 PPG, 51.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Robert Woodard II: Ran the floor hard, defended and rebounded. Impressive strength. 5.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG

Neemias Queta: Rookie seven footer with potential. Strong finisher, takes high percentage shots and defends. 5.0 PPG, 1.0 BPG

San Antonio Spurs

Tre Jones: Basketball IQ at point guard is impressive. Put up a stat line of 34-9-8 vs. Charlotte in Las Vegas. 22.8 PPG, 6.2 APG

Josh Primo: Primo has a great feel for the game. Made plays off the dribble and defended with confidence. 14.5 PPG, 1.5 BPG

Jaylen Morris: Scored the ball with high consistency. Shot 45.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from three point range. 13.2 PPG, 57.8{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} FG

Devin Vassell: Shot the ball well from deep during his 2 games in Las Vegas. Showed off an improved scoring ability. 12.5 PPG, 37.5{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

DaQuan Jeffries: Provided productive three point shooting and defense. Athlete with strength. 11.2 PPG, 40.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Joe Wieskamp: Rookie out of Iowa with shooting and rebounding skills. Moves well without the ball for jumpers. 10.4 PPG, 5.6 RPG

Malik Newman: Newman can definitely provide scoring off the bench for an NBA team. Three point shooting was highly consistent at Summer League. 9.8 PPG, 46.7{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Nate Renfro: Can be counted on to defend and take the right shots. Played hard on both ends. 7.8 PPG, 1.2 SPG

Toronto Raptors

Malachi Flynn: Second year Raptor who has all the attributes to be a solid NBA point guard. Looks ready to make a big jump in his sophomore season. 16.8 PPG, 41.4{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Precious Achiuwa: Played productive basketball for Nigeria at the Olympics. Brings double double ability every game. 16.7 PPG, 7.3 RPG

Scottie Barnes: Barnes was the #4 pick in this year’s draft, as his versatility helped him climb up draft boards. Competitor who makes winning plays. 15.5 PPG, 2.0 BPG

Matt Morgan: Can get going as a scorer. Passed the ball well and put up points with ease at Summer League. 11.2 PPG, 50.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Dalano Banton: 6’9” athletic playmaker out of Western Kentucky & Nebraska. Displayed an impressive basketball IQ for Toronto. 7.8 PPG, 2.0 SPG

Utah Jazz

Trent Forrest: Brings many different skills that can help the Jazz this season. Playmaking ability is at a very high level. 15.8 PPG, 6.8 APG

Elijah Hughes: Scored and defended in Las Vegas. Can put up a lot of points when he’s making shots. 14.0 PPG, 1.0 SPG

Udoka Azubuike: Needs minutes this season, plays way too consistent not to. Shot 84.6{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from the field and blocked 2.5 shots per game in Las Vegas. 13.8 PPG, 8.8 RPG

MaCio Teague: Teague impressed at both the Salt Lake City Summer League and MGM Resorts Summer League. Makes winning plays. 10.4 PPG, 3.4 APG

Jarell Martin: Martin had a solid NBA career from 2015-2019. Put up a 23 & 12 game in Las Vegas. 7.0 PPG, 4.2 RPG

Washington Wizards

Caleb Homesley: Versatile guard with shooting and ball handling skills. Also averaged 2.2 APG and 1.0 BPG. 12.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG

Mason Jones: Proved he can be an NBA player last season with the Rockets & Sixers. Doesn’t back down, confidence on offense is sky-high. 11.2 PPG, 1.8 SPG

Xavier Rathan-Mayes: Spent time with the Grizzlies in 2018. Playmaking and ball handling have always been there. 5.0 PPG, 4.2 APG

Austin Hollins: 29 year old guard who can shoot and defend. Shot 36.9{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} from three point range last season in the EuroLeague. 7.0 PPG, 40.0{41767989f7681a3f3f7462574348d8166572b8b066bc7ba9c6cb13c83813675a} 3-PT

Jaime Echenique: Big man with solid strength. Signed an Exhibit 10 deal with Washington on August 22nd. 7.5 PPG, 1.0 BPG

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