Oklahoma City Thunder 80 def. Orlando Magic 78
Latavious Williams – OKC: Not as solid a performance as yesterday without some of Oklahoma City’s better talent around him, but this guy is just physically impressive. As a complementary player with the talent already with the Thunder, Williams
Daniel Orton – ORL: Showed some better signs in this game but still nothing to get Magic fans excited. His lowly field goal percentage is at 15% for the week.
Stanley Robinson – ORL: Limited minutes again for the second round pick, but he had an efficient day. 4 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks in 12 minutes.
Jerome Randle - ORL: The shooting struggles continued for this talented point guard as he was 1-8 for the day and now 33% for the week from the field.
Indiana Pacers 86 def. Boston Celtics 85
Paul George – IND: His shot was back to being off today as he went 4-16. People know he can shoot and it’s probably just a matter of time, but he’s gotta get that jumpshot to hit more consistently if wants to be big in the league.
Lance Stephenson – IND: Went down with an injury early in this one, but looked impressive in his limited time. Definitely the steal of the draft so far.
Magnum Rolle – IND: Continues to look like a valuable piece taken in the second round. Long, athletic and can finish strong at the rim. Put up an impressive 19 points and 11 boards.
Luke Harangody – BOS: Easily the most consistent player at Orlando this week as he’s put in solid performance after solid performance. Looks like he’s earning that roster spot with the Celtics. 16 points, 7 rebounds
DeShawn Sims – BOS: A good follow up outing after his 18 point performance yesterday. 10 points on 50% shooting with 5 rebounds in 16 minutes on the court. Plays like a shooting guard almost, but with the strength and size of a power forward.
Ryan Thompson – BOS: Didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but was active as usual. Adds a solid rebounding presence for a guard. The little brother of Jason Thompson is really talented, it just depends on whether a team will give him a spot on their roster.
Matt Janning – BOS: DNP – Didn’t get in the game after his breakout performance yesterday.
Utah Jazz 91 def. New Jersey Nets 74
Gordon Hayward – UTA: Another solid and efficient performance from Hayward. Still doesn’t look to take over a game like a top 10 pick might, but it’s hard to criticize his play. 4-4 from the field with 2 assists and 2 rebounds. I just wish the Jazz would play him more than the 20 minutes a game they’ve been playing him.
Jeremy Evans – UTA: Uninspiring from Evans today. He is clearly long and athletic, but can he fit inside a relatively complex offense that the Jazz run and be effective.
Derrick Favors – NJ: Not a great game for the 3rd overall pick as shot 2-7 from the floor with 7 turnovers and 5 fouls. I know it’s summer league, but there are some NBA bigs out there who are plagued by their foul trouble and Favors might be on that path. Still rebounding at a decent rate and is athletically impressive.
Damion James – NJ: Continues to shoot well and just look impressive in general. Still needs to be more consistent at the line and have a little better shot selection, but these are minor things that should come with a little seasoning.
Charlotte Bobcats 77 def. Philadelphia 76ers 76
Sherron Collins – CHA: 9 points, 4 assists, and only one turnover in 30 minutes on the court. Everyone knows this kid can play, but with his small size his ceiling might be that of a backup point guard.
Marquis Gilstrap – CHA: Played less than 5 minutes in this one and only got off a 3 point attempt, which he missed. Haven’t really gotten a chance to see this guy for any kind of extended minutes.
Evan Turner – PHI: Struggled in this one with 1-6 shooting and 3 turnovers in 19 minutes. His foul troubles also continue and it makes you start to worry about his ability to stay in front of NBA wing players. Has had a fairly pedestrian performance this week for the number 2 overall pick