Saturday, July 11, 2015

Smart special in Summer League

Smart was crazy good Thursday
Marcus Smart posted a Hoop Obsession efficiency rating above 1.000 Thursday at the NBA Utah Summer League. A game efficiency rating that high usually happens only a handful of times each summer. Smart's Boston Celtics defeated the San Antonio Spurs 85-71. Smart, a second year pro from Oklahoma State had 22 points (9-14 FG, 4-6 3-pt.), four rebounds, seven assists, and three steals in 27 minutes. He was dominant. 

Hoop Obsession All NBA Summer League Team for July 9, 2015

Tyler Harvey - Orlando (Blue). ...Harvey posted 24 points (8-13 FG, 4-7 3-pt., 4-5 FT) with five assists but his Orlando Magic (Blue) team fell to the Indiana Pacers 91-85. Harvey (E. Washington) was the 51st player selected in the 2015 NBA Draft. 

Jack Cooley - Utah. ...Cooley scored ten points (3-8 FG, 4-4 FT) and grabbed eight rebounds in 20 minutes as the starting center for the Jazz. Utah beat the Philadelphia 76ers 84-78. Cooley played 16 games with Jazz in 2014-15. 

Joseph Young - Indiana. ...Young had a better day playing point guard for the Pacers Thursday. He scored 28 points (9-17 FG, 5-9 3-pt., 5-6 FT) and added three boards but most importantly, he had three assists and only one turnover. Young has clearly demonstrated that his jump shot is accurate. 

Devyn Marble - Orlando (Blue) ...Marble scored 22 points (8-17 FG, 5-9 3-pt. 1-2 FT), with seven rebounds, three assists, and four steals in 34 minutes. 

Chris Johnson (Dayton) - Utah. ...Johnson scored nine points (3-6 FG, 1-3 3-pt., 2-2 FT), and added three rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 24 minutes.

Russ Smith - Memphis. ...Smith continued to be one of the best individual performers of the first week of NBA Summer League. In the Grizzlies 87-81 win over Oklahoma City, Smith scored 17 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3-pt., 9-9 FT), grabbed four boards, dished four assists, and had five steals in 27 minutes.  

Darnell Lazare - Memphis. ...Lazare put up nine points (3-5 FG, 3-3 FT) and controlled six rebounds in just 20 minutes. He went undrafted in 2007 out of LSU. Lazare played professionally in Canada in 2014-15. 

Quinn Cook - Oklahoma City. ...Cook is a kid we think could crack an NBA roster due to his overall feel and skill. He makes high IQ basketball plays. Thursday he scored 15 points (6-13 FG, 3-7 3-pt.), had five rebounds, and five assists in 26 minutes off the bench for the Thunder. 

Jarnell Stokes - Memphis. ...Stokes is an old-school power forward. He bullied his way to 18 points (7-10 FG, 4-4 FT) and added four boards in 26 minutes. 

Arinze Onuaku - Indiana. ...Onuaku scored eleven points (3-6 FG, 1-1 3-pt., 4-8 FT) grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots (28 minutes), manning the middle for the Pacers. 

C.J. Fair - Boston. ...Fair scored six points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3-pt.), with seven rebounds, and three assists in 25 minutes. 

Notes: One player, that played at least 20 minutes, was in "negative" efficiency territory. Olivier Hanlan the Utah Jazz rookie selected 42nd overall scored just two points (1-5 FG) in 22 minutes. 

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