NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Day 1 Recap
The Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas will put dozens of NBA D-League alums on display, from blossoming young NBA talents like Archie Goodwin and Nemanja Nedovic to the minor league's Top Prospects -- Lorenzo Brown, Seth Curry and Kevin Murphy, to name a few.
To sort through the nonstop hoops action that will take place at the 11-day event, NBADLeague.com will offer a daily look at the stars, images and highlights of #NBASummer 2014.
Here's what went down on Day 1 in Vegas:
The 23-year-old Serbian once again resembled the player who debuted with a machine-like 31 points on 9-for-12 shooting back in November, not the one whose jumper went awry as the season dragged on. Being back at 100 percent after dealing with injuries certainly helps. When Nedovic's jumper is falling and the game slows down for him, he looks like he could develop into another late-first-round gem.
The Knicks' offseason trade acquisition was the quickest player on the floor in leading them to a double-digit win over Dallas. He penetrated at will on the offensive end, notched four steals and most importantly turned it over just twice in 30 minutes.
On a Hornets team that couldn't break the ice over the net, McConnell showed command of the offense and aggressiveness in finding his own shot. The former St. Mary's standout is never flashy but is one of the more heady, reliable prospects the NBA D-League has.
On a day filled with nasty slams, NBA D-League highlight machine Ra'shad James unleashed some of his Dunk Contest material while warming up for the Sacramento Kings:
Shane Larkin said that the Knicks have nicknamed Thanasis Antetokounmpo "No Chill" since he's always active and giving maximum effort.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 11, 2014