As the NBA Summer League has come to a close, NBA fans and analysts are left to make their conclusions about each team and their potential young stars. The list below provides each NBA team with their record in the 2019 Las Vegas Summer League, along with who I believe to be their most impressive player from the summer statistically. Some teams with multiple standout players will have more than one name. The list will then simply provide the player’s statistics to show how they performed this summer.
- Memphis Grizzlies (6-1) – Brandon Clarke. Clarke won the Summer League MVP. He averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game, while shooting an efficient 55% from the field this summer.
- Minnesota Timberwolves (6-1) – Kelan Martin. Martin posted 12.9 points and 6.6 rebounds a contest, shooting the ball at 49%.
- Boston Celtics (4-1) – Edwards, Waters, and Williams III. The Celtics young core looks balanced and primed for the NBA. Edwards led the team in scoring with 19.4 points per game, Waters in assists with 4.8 a game, and Williams III in rebounds with 9.8 a game.
- Detroit Pistons (4-1) – Bruce Brown. Brown had a stellar summer putting up 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 8.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.5 blocks per contest. Brown led the Summer League in assists.
- Oklahoma City Thunder (4-1) – Kevin Hervey. Hervey played well down low averaging a double-double, with 15.3 points and 10.3 rebounds a game, along with 1.5 blocks a game this summer.
- Phoenix Suns (3-1) – James Palmer Jr. Palmer Jr. led the Suns with 14.0 points per game this summer, while adding 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.
- Brooklyn Nets (4-2) – Jarrett Allen. Allen dominated down low posting 16.4 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks a game. He ranked fourth in the Summer League in rebounding.
- New Orleans Pelicans (4-2) – Jackson, Hayes, and Alexander-Walker. Frank Jackson only played one game, but put up 30 points. Jaxson Hayes averaged a solid 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game. Nickeil Alexander-Walker was most impressive, however, averaging 24.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 2.8 steals a contest.
- Dallas Mavericks (3-2) – Cameron Payne. Payne posted numbers of 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.7 steals a game this summer.
- Golden State Warriors (3-2) – McClain and Poole. Although Kevin McClain only played in one game, he scored 24 points in that event and had four steals. Jordan Poole averaged 17.8 points and 2.3 steals per game this summer.
- Houston Rockets (3-2) – Clemons and Chiozza. Chris Clemons led the team with 20.8 points per game, along with 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals. Chris Chiozza was second in the Summer League with 6.4 assists per game, while also adding 9.8 points a contest.
- Los Angeles Clippers (3-2) – Terance Mann. Although Mann only scored 8.7 points per game, he tied for the highest rebound rate this summer, at 11.3 per game. He also added 5.7 assists per game, while shooting a team-best 60% from the field.
- Miami Heat (3-2) – Herro and Nunn. Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn were two of the best all-around players we saw play this summer. Herro averaged 19.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.5 steals a game. Nunn averaged 21.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.3 assists, and 1.5 steals a game. Nunn finished third in assists for the Summer League.
- Atlanta Hawks (2-3) – Tahjere McCall. McCall posted 11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.5 steals per game this summer.
- Charlotte Hornets (2-3) – Devonte Graham. Graham played well this summer averaging 14.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 1.7 steals per contest.
- Chicago Bulls (2-3) – Coby White. While not shooting well, White still managed to put up 15.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 1.4 steals per game.
- Cleveland Cavaliers (2-3) – Naz Mitrou-Long. Mitrou-Long led the Cavs this summer with 16.8 points per game. He also added 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per contest.
- Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) – Jock Landale. Landale led the Bucks in both scoring and rebounding this summer with 18.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. He also shot an impressive 55% from the field.
- New York Knicks (2-3) – Barrett, Knox, and Robinson. RJ Barrett averaged 15.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists a game. Kevin Knox put up 16.8 points and 5.6 rebounds a game. Mitchell Robinson averaged a double-double down low with 13.8 points and 10.6 rebounds, while shooting a remarkable 85% from the field.
- Orlando Magic (2-3) – Amile Jefferson. Jefferson posted 16.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game, while adding 1.6 steals.
- Philadelphia 76ers (2-3) – Marial Shayok. Shayok averaged 14.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game this summer.
- Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) – Simons and Trent Jr. Anfernee Simons led the team with 22.0 points per game, while adding 4.3 rebounds per game. Gary Trent Jr. averaged 20.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, and a team-high 2.6 assists per game.
- Sacramento Kings (2-3) – Kyle Guy. Guy led the Kings this summer with 16.8 points per game. He also added 2.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.5 steals a game.
- San Antonio Spurs (2-3) – Walker IV and Weatherspoon. Lonnie Walker IV and Quinndary Weatherspoon only appeared in two games apiece this summer. In these games, however, Walker IV averaged 30.0 points and 4.0 rebounds a game, while Weatherspoon put up 19.0 points and 6.5 rebounds a game.
- Toronto Raptors (2-3) – Chris Boucher. Boucher had an impressive summer putting up 23.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He ranked fifth in scoring in the Summer League.
- Utah Jazz (2-3) – Tony Bradley. Bradley played great all around, averaging 19.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. His rebounding average was the best in the Summer League.
- Washington Wizards (2-3) – Rui Hachimura. Hachimura played well down low, putting up 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per contest this summer.
- Denver Nuggets (1-3) – Jarred Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt averaged a double-double this summer with 11.8 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. He finished tied for the best rebounding rate.
- Indiana Pacers (1-4) – Johnson and Holiday. Alize Johnson averaged a solid 16.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game this summer. Holiday led the Pacers with 22.3 points per game, while adding 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds.
- Los Angeles Lakers (1-4) – Cacok and Miller-McIntyre. Devontae Cacok averaged 11.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game. Codi Miller-McIntyre played solid all around this summer, putting up 9.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per contest.
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Connor just completed his sophomore year at Purdue University, where he is pursuing a double major in actuarial sciences and applied statistics, with a minor in management. He has had a passion for both sports and statistics since a very young age, and enjoys discovering all the new information statistics can give us about sports. Here is a link to his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connor-wolf-bb3775186/.