The 2021 NBA Summer League slate conclues in Las Vegas on Tuesday with eight games tipping off. Teams are starting to make decisions on two-way contracts and G-League squads, which many of the players at Summer League will be involved with if they don’t make an NBA roster.
Here we’ll be recapping all the games for Tuesday, August 17th.
NBA Summer League recaps
Carlik Jones had a big game for Dallas, recording 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in the team’s Vegas finale. The question is whether this is enough to earn Jones a camp invite or a two-way deal.
Four Heat starters reached double digits, including KZ Okpala and and DeJon Jarreau. Those two are likely to get opportunities going forward with the team, which will be looking to get back to contention this year in an Eastern conference loaded at the top.
It was the Jaden Springer show in this one. The rookie guard showed out with 21 points and could be a rotation player immediately, especially if the 76ers do decide the move on from Ben Simmons before the season starts. Paul Reed also had a strong game with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
For the Jazz, Jarell Martin was a force in this one. He had 23 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Dakota Mathias was also great for Utah, tallying 22 points and going 4-9 from behind the arc. Both players could receive camp invites.
Rockets 95, Trail Blazers 92
Armoni Brooks had a big first quarter en route to 30 points for the Rockets in the win. Josh Christopher added 20 points in a strong supporting effort. Houston did not play Jalen Green or Alperen Sengun in this game.
The Trail Blazers fielded one of the oldest Summer League rosters ever and are unlikely to bring anyone from this team onto the regular season squad. Antonio Blakeney raised eyes with 23 points and seven rebounds, but no one else really stood out for Portland. Greg Brown had an impressive dunk.
Matt Morgan was the breakout star here with 24 points off the bench, shooting 4-6 from three-point land. He could receive a training camp invite or a two-way deal. The Raptors held Scottie Barnes out of this contest.
The Nets did not let Cam Thomas take the floor here, but veteran Brandon Knight was the leader for Brooklyn. He had 15 points, two rebounds and two assists as he looks to get back to the NBA.
Trevelin Queen impressed in this comeback victory for the Lakers with 21 points, five rebounds and four steals. The New Mexico State rookie may have done enough to get more consideration from the front office for a training camp invite. Austin Reaves and Vic Law, two contenders for camp invites, struggled in this game.
The Warriors held Jonathan Kuminga out of the contest, but did play Moses Moody. The Arkansas product finished with 14 point but went just 2-7 from behind the arc. Golden State will be counting on Kuminga and Moody for rotation minutes during the regular season. Kyle Guy had a solid all-around game with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Pelicans 87, Timberwolves 58
New Orleans used a 30-3 run across the 2nd and 3rd quarters to blow open the consolation game in a hurry. Guard Daulton Hommes led the way with 17 points and four other players had double digit points. Forward Naji Marshall was the biggest overall playmaker, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing 10 rebounds to go with his 5 points. Isaiah Miller was the only Minnesota player to reach double digits, finishing the game with 13 points.