Sunday, December 22, 2019

Jalen Adams closes Winter Showcase with a big performance

The Salt Lake City Stars (Utah Jazz) were crowned NBA G-League Winter Showcase champions Sunday. Salt Lake City defeated the Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons) 91-88 in overtime at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Members of the Stars will split the $100,000 first place prize. Salt Lake City is riding a 13-game winning streak. 

Jalen Adams was the most efficient player (per-minute) on a winning team during the final day of play at the Showcase. Adams, of the Erie Bayhawks (Pelicans affiliate), scored 37 points (15-21 FG, 4-6 3-pt., 2-2 FT), with nine rebounds and four assists in 33 minutes. Erie defeated Greensboro 112-102. (Jalen Adams is not to be confused with Jaylen Adams of the Wisconsin Herd), 

Joining Jalen Adams on the Hoop Obsession All- G League Winter Showcase team for Sunday, December 22, 2019...

Jon Konchar - Memphis. 33 points (14-19 FG, 2-5 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 16 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in 33 mins. 

Kavell Bigby-Williams - Erie. 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 3-pt.), 10 rebounds, 3 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Kyle Alexander - Sioux Falls. 16 points (8-10 FG), 11 rebounds, in 25 mins. 

Juwan Morgan - Salt Lake City. 18 points (7-10 FG, 2-2 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 33 mins. 

Johnathan Motley - Agua Caliente. 28 points (8-19 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 5-5 FT),  9 rebounds in 27 mins. 

D.J. Hogg - Wisconsin. 24 points (8-14 FG, 5-10 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots in 37 mins. 

Zak Irvin - Westchester. 12 points (4-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 9 rebounds in 26 mins. 

Donta Hall - Grand Rapids. 21 points (8-11 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, 2 steals in 37 mins.

Alen Smailagic - Santa Cruz. 24 points (8-14 FG, 1-5 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 steals in 29 mins. 

Devin Robinson - Raptors 905. 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-3 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 4 rebounds, 3 assists in 25 mins. 

Daryl Macon - Sioux Falls. 25 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-pt., 6-7 FT), 3 rebounds, 2 assists in 32 mins.

Eubanks stars on Day Three of Winter Showcase.

PJ Dozier is a nice prospect
Drew Eubanks was the most efficient player (per minute), on a winning team during NBA G-League basketball action Saturday at the Winter Showcase. Eubanks scored 31 points (12-17 FG, 5-6 FT), grabbed 12 rebounds to go with 3 steals, and 3 blocked shots in 31 minutes. His Austin Spurs defeated the Capital City Go Go 111-96 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (where all games are being played). 

Joining Eubanks on the Hoop Obsession All-G League Winter Showcase Team for December 21st...

Devontae Cacok - South Bay. 32 points (16-25 FG), 16 rebounds in 26 mins. 

Gabe Vincent - Stockton. 35 points (12-17 FG, 9-14 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists in 28 mins. 

C.J. Williams - Long Island. 25 points (7-9 FG, 6-6 3-pt, 2-2 FT), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, in 31 mins. 

Tyler Cook - Canton. 23 points (8-11 FG, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds, 5 assists in 26 mins. 

Christ Koumadje - Delaware. 10 points (5-8 FG), 11 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Dedric Lawson - Austin. 21 points (9-12 FG, 3-5 3-pt.), 6 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 29 mins. 

Moses Brown - Texas. 16 points (7-9 FG, 1-3 FT), 10 rebounds, in 21 mins. 

Kaiser Gates - Maine. 17 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocked shots in 31 mins. 

Zhaire Smith - Delaware. 19 points (7-13 FG, 2-7 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 4 rebounds in 27 mins. 

Aaron Epps - Northern Arizona. 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-8 3-pt.), 9 rebounds in 23 mins. 

Jaylen Hands - Long Island. 23 points (8-15 FG, 5-9 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals in 32 mins. 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Rabb rolls to big day at Winter Showcase

Rabb should be in the NBA full-time. 
Ivan Rabb was the most efficient player (per minute) Friday at the NBA G-League Winter Showcase. The Westchester Knicks' power forward scored 18 points (7-14 FG, 2-3 3-pt., 1-1 FT), grabbed 15 rebounds, and 3 assists in just 24 minutes. The Knicks destroyed the the Greensboro Swarm 120-91 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, which is hosting all games. 

Other G-League Winter Showcase standout performances were turned in Friday by...

Henry Ellenson - Long Island. 33 points (14-19 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 12 rebounds and 3 assists in 39 mins.

Juwan Morgan - Salt Lake City. 26 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots in 30 mins. 

Lamar Peters - Westchester. 23 points (8-12 FG, 7-9 3-pt.), 6 rebounds, 4 assists in 25 mins. 

Kavell Bigby-Williams - Erie. 16 points (7-10 FG, 1-1 FT) and 8 rebounds in 22 mins. 

Justin Patton - Oklahoma City. 9 points (2-6 FG, 1-2 3pt., 2-2 FT), 13 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 blocked shots in 26 mins. 

Thomas Welsh - Greensboro. 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3-pt.), 12 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots in 25 mins. 

Juan Toscano-Anderson - Santa Cruz. 12 points (5-12 FG, 1-1 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 14 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in 30 mins. 

Brian Bowen II - Fort Wayne. 21 points (4-13 FG, 3-7 3-pt., 6-6 FT), 9 rebounds, and 4 steals in 34 mins.

Norense Odiase - Northern Arizona. 8 points, (3-5 FG, 1-1 FT) 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocked shots in 28 mins. 

Nigel Williams-Goss - Salt Lake City. 22 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3-pt., 2-3 FT) , 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals in 35 mins. 

Andrew White III - Westchester. 15 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 0-1 FT), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 29 mins. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

Swanigan stands out on Day One of Winter Showcase

Swanigan on assignment from Sacramento. 
Caleb Swanigan of the Stockton Kings was the most efficient player (per-minute) on the opening day of the G-League Winter Showcase. The 22 year-old pivot scored 16 points (7-10 FG, 2-3 FT), and grabbed 13 rebounds off the bench, in 22 minutes. The Kings defeated the Delaware Blue Coats, in overtime 127-120 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. 

Joining Swanigan on the Hoop Obsession All Winter Showcase Team for Thursday, December 19, 2019...

John Bohannon - Maine. 16 points (8-8 FG), 8 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 23 minutes. 

Cristiano Felicio - Windy City. 25 points (10-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds in 31 minutes. 

Shake Milton - Delaware. 27 points (8-13 FG, 3-7 3-pt., 5-5 FT), 6 rebounds, 6 assists in 28 minutes. 

Naz Reid - Iowa. 19 points (8-10 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 0-1 FT), 12 rebounds, 4 assists in 31 minutes. 

Johnathan Motley - Agua Caliente. 32 points (14-23 FG, 0-2 3-pt., 3-3 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 blocked shots in 34 minutes. 

PJ Dozier - Windy City. 26 points (7-16 FG, 1-6 3-pt., 5-6 FT), 11 rebounds, 7 assists in 31 minutes. 

Kenny Gabriel - College Park. 19 points (7-11 FG, 5-7 3-pt., 0-1 FT), 9 rebounds, 3 assists in 27 minutes. 

Gary Payton II - South Bay. 21 points (10-16 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals in 37 minutes. 

Dedric Lawson - Austin. 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 3-pt., 0-1 FT), 3 rebounds, 4 blocked shots in 24 minutes. 

James Webb III - Iowa. 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3-pt.), 10 rebounds in 20 minutes. 

Tremont Waters - Maine. 27 points (11-20 FG, 3-9 3-pt., 1-2 FT), 9 assists. 5 steals in 37 minutes. 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Brandon Clarke stands out in semifinals

Brandon Clarke 
Brandon Clarke, the 21st pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, was the most efficient player Sunday during the semifinals of the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Clarke scored 23 points (7-10 FG, 0-2 3-pt., 9-11 FT), and grabbed 14 rebounds in 24 minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies. Clarke also had the winning basket, a double-pump dunk!  The Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans in overtime 88-86. 

In second semifinal game, Minnesota beat Brooklyn 85-77. With only two games on the schedule Sunday, our Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team includes just five players. Joining Clarke...

Amida Brimah - Brooklyn. 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocked shots in 19 mins. 

Naz Reid - Minnesota. 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocked shots in 19 mins.

Trevon Bluiett - New Orleans. 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 5 rebounds in 21 mins. 

Jarrett Allen - Brooklyn. 15 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 1-3 FT), 14 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 20 mins. 



Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jarrett Allen owns second Saturday of Summer League

Jarrett Allen 
Jarrett Allen, Center for the Brooklyn Nets, was the most efficient player Saturday across eight NBA Las Vegas Summer League games. Allen scored 30 points (11-15 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 8-10 FT), and added eleven rebounds, two steals and two blocked shots in just 24 minutes. The Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons 105-85 to advance to the semi-finals of the championship tournament. Other quarterfinal winners were Memphis, Minnesota, and New Orleans. 

Joining Allen on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for Saturday, July 13, 2019...

Isaia Cordinier - Brooklyn. 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 3-4 FT), 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Kelan Martin - Minnesota. 23 points (8-14 FG, 5-9 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 5 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Amile Jefferson - Orlando. 19 points (8-17 FG, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds in 21 mins. 

Mitchell Robinson - New York. 18 points (8-9 FG, 2-4 FT), 9 rebounds, 3 blocked shots in 24 mins. 

Tyler Cavanaugh - New York. 19 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 6-8 FT) 4 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Moritz Wagner - Washington. 20 points (6-14 FG, 0-4 3-pt., 8-9 FT), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots in 24 mins. 

R.J. Barrett - New York. 21 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3-pt., 5-8 FT), 8 rebounds, 10 assists in 28 mins. 

Mitchell Creek - Minnesota. 12 points (5-6 FG, 2-2 FT), 6 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Carsen Edwards - Boston. 25 points (9-23 FG, 6-14 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 8 rebounds in 24 mins. 

Brandon Goodwin - Denver. 22 points (8-13 FG, 2-7 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 6 assists in 26 mins. 

Deng Adel - Houston. 20 points (7-10 FG, 3-5 3-pt., 3-4 FT), 7 assists in 28 mins. 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Dozier dazzles on "consolation day" in Vegas

P.J. Dozier 
P.J. Dozier of the Philadelphia 76'ers was the most efficient player (per-minute) during action Friday in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. The Sixers beat the Toronto Raptors 108-102. Dozier, who spent last season as a two-way player for the Boston Celtics, scored 22 points (8-14 FG, 4-7 3-pt., 2-2 FT), with seven rebounds, and seven assists in 24 minutes. Dozier is a 6'6" guard that is still just 22 years-old. 

We select a daily All-Summer League Team. Those that played well enough on "consolation day" to earn the honor for Friday include Dozier and these eleven players: 

Alize Johnson - Indiana. 25 points (10-17 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, in 32 mins. 

Chris Boucher - Toronto. 24 points (6-8 FG, 2-4 3-pt., 10-12 FT), 7 rebounds, 4 assists in 28 mins. 

Antonio Vrankovic - Croatia. 16 points- (8-14 FG), 10 rebounds in 21 mins. 

Demetrius Jackson - Portland. 14 points (6-9 FG, 1-2 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 6 rebounds, 6 assists in 25 mins. 

JaCorey Williams - Cleveland. 18 points (8-11 FG, 2-6 FT), 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocked shots in 31 mins. 

Malik Newman - Cleveland. 33 points (11-17 FG, 4-6 3-pt., 7-9 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 steals in 31 mins. 

Jordan Caroline - Lakers. 20 points (7-8 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 3-5 FT) in 23 mins. 

Jarnell Stokes - Portland. 19 points (7-9 FG, 2-2 3-pt., 3-4 FT), 4 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Kevin McClain - Golden State. 24 points (9-16 FG, 5-10 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 3 rebounds,  2 assists, 4 steals in 29 mins. 

Haywood Highsmith - Philadelphia. 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Jaron Johnson - Lakers. 19 points (6-10 FG, 2-5 3-pt., 5-8 FT), 4 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Robert Williams incredibly efficient Thursday

Robert Williams III
Robert Williams III, a second year center for the Boston Celtics was the most efficient player Thursday in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Williams scored 16 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 FT), grabbed 16 rebounds, and dished four assists in just 20 minutes. Boston thrashed the Memphis Grizzlies 113-87. 

Thursday's action ended the preliminary round of play in the Las Vegas Summer League with the top eight teams advancing to the Championship Tournament which begins Saturday. Boston emerged as the top seed, followed by Detroit, Minnesota, New Orleans, Miami, Dallas, Brooklyn, and Memphis. Friday will feature teams that did not make the cut. 

Joining Williams on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for Thursday, July 11, 2019...

Tony Bradley - Utah. 23 points (9-15 FG, 5-6 FT), 13 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 23 mins. 

Jarnell Stokes - Portland. 17 points (8-8 FG, 1-1 FT), 7 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Wenyen Gabriel - Sacramento. 18 points (6-10 FG, 4-8 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 8 rebounds, 4 blocked shots in 26 mins. 

Dewan Hernandez - Toronto. 18 points, (7-11 FG, 0-3 3-pt., 4-4 FT) 8 rebounds in 23 mins. 

Stan Okoye - Boston. 15 points (6-8 FG, 2-3 3-pt., 1-2 FT), 6 rebounds in 18 mins. 

Rui Hachimura - Washington. 25 points (-12 FG, 2-3 3-pt., 5-6 FT), 9 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 31 mins. 

Terence Davis - Toronto. 16 points (6-14 FG, 4-9 3-pt.), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in 22 mins. 

Amir Coffey - Clippers. 19 points (7-14 FG. 1-5 3-pt., 4-6 FT), 9 rebounds, 6 assists in 31 mins. 

Carsen Edwards - Boston. 15 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 4-4 FT) 3 rebounds in 18 mins. 

David Michineau - Clippers. 14 points (5-11 FG, 4-4 FT), 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in 32 mins. 

Chris Chiozza - Houston. 12 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 3 rebounds, 5 assists in 27 mins. 

Mitch Rob best on Vegas day six

Mitchell Robinson 
Mitchell Robinson, of the New York Knicks, was the most efficient player on day six of the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. The second year pro scored 13 points (6-6 FG, 1-2 FT), grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked five shots in 24 minutes. The Knicks won their first game of the Summer League, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 117-96. 

Joining Robinson on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for day six...

Kevin Knox - New York. 25 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3-pt., 9-12 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 assists in 24 mins. 

Codi Miller-McIntyre - Lakers. 15 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 6-9 FT), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals in 22 mins. 

Bruce Brown - Detroit. 11 points (5-13 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 14 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals in 27 mins. 

Shayne Whittington - Dallas. 19 points (6-9 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 6-6 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 23 mins. 

Jordan McLaughlin - Minnesota. 17 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3-pt., 1-1 FT) 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals in 27 mins. 

Devontae Cacok - Lakers. 14 points (7-9 FG), 9 rebounds, 2 steals in 23 mins. 

Kendrick Nunn - Miami. 28 points )13-20 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals in 33 mins. 

Luka Samanic - San Antonio. 11 points 3-8 FG, 1-1 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 21 mins. 

Justin Simon - Chicago. 9 points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 1-2 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 assists in 19 mins. 

Dzanan Musa - Brooklyn. 20 points (8-15 FG, 3-5 3-pt., 1-3 FT), 8 rebounds in 25 mins. 

Daulton Hommes - Milwaukee. 10 points (3-5 FG, 2-3 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 4 steals in 19 mins. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Edwards stars on day five

Carsen Edwards
Carsen Edwards, of the Boston Celtics was the most efficient player on a winning team during play Tuesday in the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Edwards had 23 points (8-12 FG, 5-7 3-pt., 2-3 FT) and three rebounds in 23 minutes as the Celtics remained unbeaten (3-0) with a 95-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets. 

Joining Edwards on the Hoop Obsession All Summer League Team for day five...

Amile Jefferson - Orlando. 24 points (11-17 FG, 2-2 FT), 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 26 mins. 

Anfernee Simons - Portland. 35 points (13-18 FG, 6-7 3-pt., 3-3 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 steals in 30 mins. 

R.J. Barrett - New York. 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 blocked shots in 27 mins. 

Terance Mann - Clippers. 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-1 3-pt. 0-1 FT), 11 rebounds, 9 assists in 28 mins. 

Chris Boucher - Toronto. 23 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3-pt. 7-8 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 28 mins. 

Tanner McGrew - Utah. 17 points (5-8 FG, 5-8 3-pt., 2-4 FT), 4 rebounds in 19 mins. 

Johnathan Williams - Houston. 10 points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 9 rebounds, 2 steals in 20 mins. 

Khadeen Carrington - Oklahoma City. 12 points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 5-5 FT), 4 rebounds, 5 assists in 23 mins. 

Tyler Harvey - Memphis. 19 points (6-12 FG, 5-8 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 3 assists, 2 steals in 23 mins. 

Mitchell Robinson - New York. 13 points (5-7 FG, 3-7 FT), 14 rebounds, 3 blocked shots in 26 mins. 

Jarnell Stokes - Portland. 6 points (2-7 FG, 0-1 3-pt. 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocked shots in 23 mins. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Day four, Las Vegas NBA Summer League. Clap for Costello

Matt Costello
Matt Costello, Center for the Detroit Pistons, was the most efficient player on a winning team Monday in the Las Vegas NBA Summer League. Costello, a former Michigan State standout, scored 20 points (6-7 FG, 8-9 FT) with 8 rebounds and two blocked shots in 20 minutes. 

Joining Costello on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for day four in Vegas...

Elijah Bryant - Milwaukee. 31 points (11-15 FG, 5-7 3-pt., 4-5 FT), 7 rebounds in 24 mins. 

Jaxson Hayes - New Orleans. 28 points (10-15 FG, 8-14 FT), 3 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Jarrod Uthoff - Detroit. 17 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Christ Koumadje - Philadelphia. 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, 4 assists in 20 mins. 

Josh Reaves - Dallas. 18 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3-pt. 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 blocked shots in 25 mins. 

Cameron Payne - Dallas. 32 points (9-17 FG, 7-12 3-pt., 7-7 FT) in 28 mins. 

Qi Zhou - China. 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3-pt., 4-5 FT), 9 rebounds, 4 blocked shots in 24 mins. 

Nickeil Alexander-Walker - New Orleans. 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 8 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots in 27 mins. 

Jordan Caroline - Lakers. 27 points (8-14 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 12-12 FT), 5 rebounds in 24 mins. 

Lonnie Walker IV - San Antonio. 32 points (12-23 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 5-6 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots in 30 mins. 

Kevin Hervey - Oklahoma City. 17 points (5-15 FG, 1-8 3-pt., 6-8 FT), 17 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocked shots in 29 mins. 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Gary Trent Jr. special on Sunday

Gary Trent Jr. 
Gary Trent Jr. scored 31 points, with 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals in 25 minutes on his way to being the most efficient player on day three of the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Trent, a second year shooting guard for the Portland Trailblazers, made 10 of his 12 field goal attempts, seven of which were three-point shots (7-8 3-pt FG). Trent made all four of his foul shots. The Blazers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 97-87. 

Joining Trent as outstanding performers on day three...

Brandon Clarke - Memphis. 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-1 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 4 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 17 mins. 

Naz Mitrou-Long. Cleveland. 21 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 3-pt., 6-7 FT), 5 rebounds, 8 assists in 27 mins. 

Mitchell Robinson - New York. 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-3 FT), 9 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 29 mins. 

Antonio Vrankovic - Croatia. 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 3-pt.), 8 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Miles Bridges - Charlotte. 23 points (8-14 FG, 4-9 3-pt., 3-3 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 steals in 30 mins. 

Duncan Robinson - Miami. 20 points (8-13 FG, 2-7 3-pt., 2-3 FT) 10 rebounds in 30 mins. 

Terence Davis - Denver. 22 points (8-13 FG, 5-7 3-pt., 1-2 FT), 5 rebounds, 3 assists in 29 mins. 

Ignas Brazdeikis - New York. 30 points (11-19 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 5-6 FT), 8 rebounds in 32 mins. 

Ben Moore - San Antonio. 17 points (4-7 FG, 9-10 FT), 8 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 29 mins. 

Kendrick Nunn - Miami. 22 points (8-17 FG, 2-9 3-pt., 4-4 FT), 3 rebounds, 8 assists in 31 mins. 

Terance Mann - Clippers. 6 points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3-pt.), 14 rebounds, 4 assists in 27 mins. 

Caboclo stars on day two in Vegas

Bruno is blossoming
Bruno Caboclo was the most efficient player on a winning team during play on day two of the 2019 NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Caboclo scored 19 points (7-9 FG, 2-4 3-pt., 3-4 FT), grabbed five rebounds, and came up with a pair of steals and blocked shots in his 22 minutes for the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies hammered the Indiana Pacers 101-75. 

Caboclo is now 23 years old. He is 6'9" but has a 7'7" wingspan. He signed a a multiyear contract with the Grizzlies in February.

Joining Caboclo on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for Day Two in Las Vegas... 

Devin Robinson - Portland. 14 points (3-5 FG, 8-9 FT), 10 rebounds, 2 blocked shots in 20 mins. 

Devontae Cacok - Lakers. 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 8 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Tony Bradley - Utah. 19 points (9-14 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, 3 assists in 26 mins. 

Grant Williams - Boston. 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots in 19 mins. 

Mfiondu Kabengele - Clippers. 21 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 6-8 FT) 10 rebounds in 25 mins. 

Isaiah Roby - Dallas. 14 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 1-1 FT), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots in 25 mins. 

Kavell Bigby-Williams - New Orleans. 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 FT), 14 rebounds in 23 mins. 

Chris Clemons - Houston. 25 points (9-20 FG, 7-13 3-pt.), 2 steals in 24 mins. 

Miye Oni - Utah. 14 points (5-7 FG, 4-5 3-pt.) in 22 mins. 

Bruce Brown - Detroit. 17 points (6-14 FG, 0-3 3-pt., 5-6 FT), 10 assists, 3 blocked shots in 29 mins. 

John Konchar - Memphis. 7 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals in 23 mins. 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Earthquake! Gafford glorious on Day One in Vegas.

Daniel Gafford
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake centered in Ridgecrest, California, was felt strongly in Las Vegas during the evening games of the 2019 NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. The rolling quake hit at 8:19 pm. The final 7:53 of play in the New Orleans Pelicans / New York Knicks game was canceled. The Orlando Magic / San Antonio Spurs game was halted after three quarters.  

The most efficient player on the opening day of action in Las Vegas was Daniel Gafford. The Chicago Bulls rookie BIG had 21 points, ten rebounds, and four blocked shots in 28 minutes. He was a second round pick in 2019 (38th overall). The Bulls routed the summer version of the Los Angeles Lakers 96-76. Joining Gafford on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for Day One in Vegas...

Kendrick Nunn - Miami. 15 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in 19 minutes. 

Frank Jackson - New Orleans. 30 points (11-17 FG, 5-9 3-pt., 3-3 FT), 2 blocked shots in 23 mins. 

Drew Eubanks - San Antonio. 15 points (5-5 FG, 5-6 FT), 3 blocked shots in 18 mins. 

Lonnie Walker - San Antonio. 28 points (11-17 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 6-6 FT.) in 23 mins. 

Mitchell Robinson - New York. 8 points (3-4 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, 4 blocked shots 22 mins. 

Tyler Herro - Miami. 23 points (5-13 FG, 4-9 3-pt., 9-9 FT), 4 assists, 3 steals in 23 mins. 

Jock Landale - Milwaukee. 25 points (6-13 FG, 3-8 3-pt., 10-10 FT), 10 rebounds in 27 mins. 

Kelan Martin - Minnesota. 12 points (408 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 3-3 FT) 11 rebounds in 26 mins. 

Alonzo Trier - New York. 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 2-3 FT), 5 rebounds, 4 assists in 23 mins. 

Todd Withers - Detroit. 16 points (6-9 FG, 4-7 3-pt.), 4 rebounds in 20 mins. 

Antonius Cleveland - Dallas. 22 points (7-12 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 7-8 FT), 5 rebounds in 25 mins. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

2019 NBA Summer League. Keenan Evans stands out on day three.

Keenan Evans 
Keenan Evans (Texas Tech 2018) was the most efficient player during action Wednesday across the two NBA Summer Leagues that wrapped up in Sacramento and Salt Lake City. Evans, who was undrafted in 2018, scored 20 points, grabbed three rebounds and snared two steals in 18 minutes for the summer version of the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 81-68. Evans played last season in the NBA G League for the Delaware Blue Coats. 

Joining Evans on the Hoop Obsession All-Summer League Team for day three...

Willie Reed - Utah. 14 points (7-13 FG, 0-1 FT), 16 rebounds in 24 mins. 

Jordan Howard - Lakers. 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-8 3-pt.), 4 rebounds, 4 assists in 28 mins. 

Kyle Alexander - Miami. 2 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots, in 20 mins. 

Semaj Christon - Sacramento. 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-3 3-pt., 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals in 25 mins. 

Damien Jones - Golden State. 15 points (5-8 FG, 5-6 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocked shots in 29 mins. 

Nick Perkins - Lakers. 20 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 3-pt., 2-2 FT), 7 rebounds in 16 mins. 

John Konchar - Memphis. 11 points (5-10 FG, 1-4 3-pt.), 8 rebounds in 26 mins. 

Miye Oni - Utah. 17 points (5-12 FG, 4-8 3-pt., 3-4 FT), 6 rebounds, 2 steals in 28 mins. 

Davon Reed - Golden State. 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3-pt. 2-2 FT), 2 steals in 19 mins. 

Hollis Thompson - Sacramento. 9 points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 2-2 FT) 6 rebounds in 23 mins. 

Wenyen Gabriel - Sacramento. 16 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3-pt., 3-4 FT), 5 rebounds in 23 mins.