Sunday, July 12, 2015

Holmes is Saturday star

Holmes' length bothers opponents
Eight NBA Summer League games took place Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, comprising day-two of the annual meet in the desert. Boston Celtics forward Jonathan Holmes was the most efficient player on a winning team. Holmes had 15 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3-pt., 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, and two blocked shots in just 20 minutes. The four-year college player out of Texas went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft. He is a more natural power forward than he is a wing but he also showed that with reps his stroke may become consistent enough for him to play some small forward. ...The Boston Celtics defeated the Portland Trailblazers 85-76. 

Hoop Obsession All-NBA Summer League team for July 11, 2015

Bryce Cotton - Utah. ...Cotton busted 28 points (8-15 FG, 2-6 3-pt., 10-11 FT), and added five rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes. Cotton played 15 games with Utah in 2014-15 after going undrafted out of Providence in 2014. The Jazz lost to the Miami Heat 82-79. 

Kyle Anderson - San Antonio. ...The second year versatile pro had 23 points (8-15 FG, 0-2 3-pt., 7-7 FT), five rebounds, and three steals in 28 minutes. The Spurs fell to the New York Knicks 78-73. 

Bobby Portis - Chicago. ...Portis showed off his deep shooting range, canning three shots from beyond the arc on his way to 23 points (9-14 FG, 3-4 3-pt., 2-5 FT). He added seven boards in his 27 minutes. Portis was the 22nd player selected in the 2015 NBA Draft. ...Chicago beat Minnesota 84-71. 

Jordan Mickey - Boston. ...Mickey, the 33rd player taken in the 2015 NBA Draft, scored 15 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 3-5 FT), grabbed ten rebounds, and blocked three shots in 30 minutes. 

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson - Brooklyn. ...The Nets broke through Saturday with their first win in six summer league tries. Hollis-Jefferson was the key guy in the Nets 76-75 win over Cleveland. "RHJ" had 15 points (5-11 FG, 1-2 3-pt., 4-6 FT), nine rebounds, four assists, and four steals. He was the 23rd pick of the first round in the 2015 NBA Draft. 

Scott Machado - Washington. ...Machado ran the point for the Wizards Saturday and responded with a nice game. He had ten points (4-7 FG, 0-3 3-pt., 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in 22 minutes. ...Phoenix beat Washington 86-77.

Josh Richardson - Miami. ...The rookie from Tennessee (pick number 40 in 2015) scored 16 points (7-14 FG, 0-2 3-pt., 2-3 FT) and added seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots in 28 minutes. 

Malcolm Thomas - Portland. ...Thomas had 13 points (5-8 FG, 3-4 FT), ten boards, and two blocked shots in 31 minutes. 

Seth Curry - New Orleans. ...Seth Curry helped the Pelicans improve to 2-0 in Vegas summer league play. He scored 25 points (9-23 FG, 1-9 3-pt., 6-7 FT), with seven rebounds, and five steals in 33 minutes. New Orleans defeated Dallas 90-86. 

Dwight Powell - Dallas. ...Powell posted strong numbers with 19 points (6-13 FG, 2-7 3-pt., 5-5 FT) and 14 rebounds in 33 minutes. 

Alex Len - Phoenix. ...Len scored 17 points (7-14 FG, 3-5 FT), pulled down eight rebounds, and blocked three shots (28 Minutes) in the Suns victory. 

Notes: The Los Angeles Lakers handled the Philadelphia 76'ers 68-60. ...Three players that logged at least 20 minutes had days to forget. Robert Upshaw (Lakers), Jakarr Sampson (Sixers), and Trey Lyles (Jazz) all had negative Hoop Obsession efficiency ratings for their individual games Saturday. 

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