Yesterday was a whirlwind day in the Summer NBA Leagues as both the Orlando Leage wrapped up it’s stint and the Las Vegas League started. In case you missed it, I am going to take a look at the stats for the players in the recently finished Orlando League and what we have so far in the Las Vegas League. Let’s start with the Orlando League, which featured Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, and DeAndre Liggins.
After a slow start, Kanter roared to life for the Jazz and scored in double digits the last four games of the season. He also posted two double doubles. His offensive game improved after the 1-7 first game as he went 5-9, 5-9, 5-6, and 7-15 from the field.
Knight earned a day off on Friday after his dazzling 19 point, 14 assist performance on Thursday. Knight came to the camp to improve his leadership skills and he showed no drop off from his strong rookie season. Look for Knight to be a breakout player in year number two.
With his week, Liggins caught the eye of the new Magic brass and has a good shot at making the Magic roster. It’s hard to say what that Magic roster will look like when all is said and done, but Liggins does a ton of stuff that does not show in the scorebook, like shutting out the Net’s Dyshawn Mobley. Liggin’s offensive game was lacking, although he scored 11 points in one game, but the fact he started every game shows the Magic are keeping a close eye on him.
With Orlando out of the way, let’s look at the Vegas players, whose league started yesterday. As most players have only one game under their belt, I won’t give a any analysis, but just their stats.
It’s just one game but Terrence outplayed Royce White, who started.
It was a rough start for Orton, who is fighting for a contract and is playing for Toronto. He played just 9:56 and missed all three of his shot attempts.
You know it’s the summer league when the Bobcats beat the Kings 121-87. MKG was a beast however and filled up the stat sheet like we know he can. Today is actually a sparse day for former Wildcats in the Summer league as just Houston plays today. That game tips off at 10:00 PM tonight.