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2010 NBA Las Vegas Summer League Recap: Day 2

Toronto Raptors 103 def. Phoenix Suns 69

Ed Davis – TOR: Davis hadn’t played a game since February according to his Twitter, so you’d expect some rust.  When he stepped on the court he was very impressive though pouring in 15 points (7-11 shooting) and pulling in eight rebounds.  If he can improve on that the Raptors may have gotten a steal at 13.

Solomon Alabi – TOR: For whatever reason Alabi slid into the second round, but he showed signs of what makes him intriguing as a prospect.  He finished with eight points and six rebounds in just over 17 minutes.  He knocked down all four of his foul shots and blocked two shots, if he can develop a jumper look out for him to contribute this year.

Michael Roll – TOR: A outside shooter for the Bruins he knocked down his only three point attempt in his first summer league game.  In only seven minutes he was very assertive, finishing with 10 points on four of five shooting.

Gani Lawal – PHX: Favors was the top prospect from Georgia Tech in this draft, so Lawal slid to the second round.  He played 27 minutes and had an efficient 18 points and six rebounds.  He struggled from the foul-line, but that can come with time.

Matt Janning – PHX: Janning played in Orlando for the Celitcs, and now finds himself in Vegas with the Suns.  He sturggled to find his shot, but had a solid overall performance with eight poitns, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Brandon Johnson – PHX: Not highly touted coming out of San Diego, Johnson hopes to find a spot on the up and down Suns.  In his first game he was the only player with a positive plus minus in this blow out despite only scoring two points.

Gavin Edwards – PHX: A good big is hard to find and Edwards has the build to play in the NBA.  He comes from a great program in the Huskies, but struggled in his first game, finishing with more fouls (five) than points (four).

Scottie Reynolds – PHX: DNP – If a first team All-American can’t find playing time in summer league it doesn’t bode well for his NBA future.

Denver Nuggets 92 def. Los Angeles Lakers 74

Laurence Ekperigin – LA: Another 10 minutes of burn for Ekperigin.  He had three points and three rebounds.  Not a stellar line, but what you expect from bigs in summer league.

Devin Ebanks – LA: Another very solid outing for Ebanks, who we originally projected as a late lottery pick.  He had 24 points, but only one rebound. On the defensive end he had three steals and disrupted even more plays.

Derrick Caracter – LA: Another double-double for the big man from UTEP.  A very solid 17 points (7 of 12 shooting) and 12 rebounds, and he even added four assists passing out of the post.  However, he had six turnovers, so he needs to protect the ball better.

Detroit Pistons 89 def. Golden State Warriors 69

Greg Monroe – DET: Much better performance today from the big man out of Georgetown. Seemed more active and focused, showing a decent all around game. Put up 11 points on 4-6 shooting, hauled in 8 boards with 3 assists and 2 steals. Has had foul issues in his first two games, but that is probably more a product of summer league rules.

Terrico White – DET: Really impressive size and athleticism with this guy. Less assertive in this one, but still had decent numbers. Still needs to look to distribute more as he’s the point man for this summer league team of athletic, perimeter forwards.

Mac Koshwal - DET: Got the fouls under control this game and put together a really solid second effort for the Pistons. Cleaning up some easy ones, went 3-3 from the field and snagged 6 boards.

Elijah Millsap – DET: Being the little brother of Utah’s Paul Millsap, it’s no surprise that Elijah was an active and efficient presence on the floor in this one. Little brother plays guard though and put together a decent stat line in 18 minutes. 7 points on 3-4 shooting, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals.

Edgar Sosa – DET: Solid game for the undrafted four year guard out of Louisville. Had some nice finishes at the basket and dished out 5 assists in 16 minutes.

Houston Rockets 87 def. Dallas Mavericks 78

Patrick Patterson – HOU: Probably felt a little over confident with his shooting after yesterday’s great performance. Settled for the jump shot early and didn’t seem to recover going 3-11 from the field. Managed to grab 8 boards however.

Ishmael Smith – HOU: Although he doesn’t shoot the ball as well, Smith can remind you a little of Houston’s starting point guard, Aaron Brooks. A small, really speedy guard who loves to get in the lane. Smith is probably more of a pass first point guard, but had an ok offensive outing, putting in 9 on 4-7 shooting.

Dominique Jones – DAL: Looks great when he’s getting into the lane, but those are some tough finishes. Combine that with a sub .800 free throw percentage and increased risk of turnovers leaves his game with some work to do, but the upside and talent is clearly there.

Omar Samhan – DAL: Looked great today scoring 17 points on 8-12 shooting. Smart big man with good hands and solid foot work in the painted area. Can also pick and pop for that mid range jump shot, which makes him a very versatile offensive option. The knock on him is athleticism, but I think he brings enough to the table otherwise.

Jeremy Lin – DAL: Continued his high energy and scrappy play in this game with relatively limited minutes. Unlikely to make a roster, but he’s making solid basketball decisions out there and just getting after it.


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