Scouting Las Vegas Summer League Day 1
Names that stood out:
His basketball IQ and passing ability really stood out against the Rockets he displays real point forward potential.
He displays 3 level scoring ability and a solid handle as well as the ability to collapse the defense and create room for shooters.
Lunch pail type big who rebounds well and defends could have real value long term as a bench big.
Not only is an efficient scorer and solid defender but Blueitt is a bulldog of a defender who is always looking to ballhawk.
Monk flashed the scoring ability that made him so intriguing in college. His defense was also better than expected, he plays passing lanes well and his athleticism helps hide any fundamental flaws.
Not only did he display high level scoring ability but his energy and competiveness were drastically above what he displayed at Kentucky. The Calipari effect is quite real.
Names That Dissapointed:
The numbers don’t tell the whole story Ayton posted several double, doubles and dominated in the post. However his effort level was virtually non existent. Against fringe NBA talent he can coast the concern is he doesn’t have a next gear to go to.
He has struggled with his shot and has turned the ball over way too much. On the positive side he did have 11 assists in his last game.
Jaren Jackson Jr
He had a big 1st game and then has mostly been MIA. The raw tools on defense exist but will they ever translate?