Summer League Recap

 Hello once again athletes!!!

2 posts in one day? Yes, it’s true athletes. I posted my SF Tiers of the Position a little bit ago, so go check that out. Also, there are still spots left in the Athletes of AAS Fantasy Basketball league,  so leave your Electronic mail address in the comment section below. Of course if you have an ESPN account. Anyone can join! This time, I am giving my insight on the Orlando Summer League and my awards for the players/teams. Let’s do this like Nike!

Summer League Championship: Oklahoma City Thunder: The Thunder went 5-0 this week in the Summer League. They won the championship, let’s hope this translates to an actual title.

MVP: Victor Oladipo: 19 Pts, 5 Rebs , 3 Stls. Playing point guard, good defense, driving to the basket drawing fouls, knocking down jump shots where critics were suspect of him doing, etc. Oladipo pretty much did it all during these 5 days, and giving the Orlando Magic fans something to look forward to this season. If he can improve on his ball handling and decision making while driving to the basket, he’ll be alright this season.

Surprising Players: Andre Drummond: 16.4 Pts, 15.8 Reb, 3.2 Blks, 3 Stls. Drummond showed he can dominate in the Summer League. He set the rebounding record in fact for the Summer League. I hope it translates to the NBA.

Kelly Olynyk: 19.7 Pts, 7 Rebs, 3 Asts. Showed some very nice post moves, something that I was kind of suspect on during the draft.

Rudy Gobert: 5 Pts, 6 Rebs, 2 Blks.  This guys showed me a lot during the Orlando Summer League. His quick feet in the post on both ends, challenges every shot in the paint, and plays the pick and roll nicely on offense.

Disappointing Player: Trey Burke: 8 Pts, 4 Asts, 24% Shooting. I know its “Only Summer League”, and blah blah, but I think we all expected Trey Burke to perform a little better. Beside his shot being completely off, he didn’t seem to take control of the offense. Didn’t look comfortable passing the ball or setting the offense up.

Notes: Andrew Nicholson, averaging 2.8 rebounds in 5 games ISN’T going to get you playing time this season. You are a 6’9″ PF. You have to challenge the shot, and box out for those boards. And it’s the Summer League, you should average at least 7.5 boards.

That’s it for now athletes. Remember to Leave your Electronic mail address in the comments below to join the Fantasy Basketball Association. If you have any players I should review, leave that player in the comments below. It should get some more feedback from you athletes. Have a great day

Later athletes!


2 thoughts on “Summer League Recap

  1. babazies says:

    How is Drummond a surprise? I kept up with several Pistons games last year and he beasted. He had a double-double at halftime off the bench one game. He’s already shown he deserves the starting spot with the new coach.


    • dalt0521 says:

      He surprised me because he is still 19, soon to be 20. He still relies mostly on his athleticism, as do many young players in the NBA. He did have good games but I think it was kind of streaky. He does deserve a starting spot under Coach Cheeks. I picked him to possibly be the MIP. If the Pistons run J-Smoove at the 3, Monroe at the 4, and Drummond at the 5, they have something good going.

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