You’d be foolish to take away too much from how a rookie plays in NBA Summer League. Sometimes future stars like Damian Lillard can announce themselves with huge Summer League performances, but for every Lillard there are a dozen Donte Greenes who show out on the small stage then quickly fade away once the real…
D’Angelo Russell’s buzzer-beating three-pointer handed the Lakers a Summer League win over the Sixers tonight, but the former Buckeye is staying humble.
The Sixers’ Jerami Grant is making the most of his NBA Summer League assignment. Here he is tonight dunking all over freshly-drafted Lakers center Ivica Zubac, reminding us that the Croatian has a long way to go before he can assume the title of Croatia’s greatest athlete named Ivica.
Celtics guard Marcus Smart left tonight’s Summer League game against Portland with a painful-looking—and sounding, given his screams—hand injury that the team reports left him with multiple dislocated fingers and a trip to the X-ray room.
Thomas Robinson, the No. 5 pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, is already with his third NBA team. But at least he's playing well for the Suns in Summer League, if obliterating this shot counts as "playing well." [NBA TV]
You've probably never heard of Jeffery Taylor, because Jeffery Taylor is a second-year role player for the Charlotte Bobcats. Well, now he's also the guy who detonated Aron Baynes with this spectacular dunk during a summer league game over the weekend. Now you know.
Whatever, it's just summer league. A seasoned coach like Jason Kidd probably doesn't even need to be there.
Pay no attention to the sloppy summer-league action in the video above. That's not what we're here for. Instead, keep your ears tuned for the unmistakable voice of Rasheed Wallace—now a member of the Pistons' coaching staff—bellowing from the sidelines.
Are you a fan of basketball? Do you enjoy traveling to Las Vegas? Do you appreciate young ladies of questionable legality traipsing around in tiny shirts that read "Where Amazing Happens" and very little else? Well then why the fuck would you miss the NBA's Vegas Summer League?