NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: Day 6 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 6 in Vegas, the first round of the 2014 tournament:
This was the Tony Mitchell that looks like a surefire NBA player, when he channels his boundless energy into good reads and smart shots. Mitchell stayed in attack mode all game, using his body to muscle up on Denver's wing defenders and get inside. He finished with 26 points on 9-for-12 from the field and 8-for-10 from the line (Watch Highlights), a major bounceback from Monday's sluggish outing.
The Sixers' bench brought a ton of defensive energy in their rout of the Lakers, and it was Paul's younger brother who led the charge. Millsap was aggressive on both ends, notching a Summer League record-tying seven steals while getting to the line 12 times en route to 19 points on 7 shots in 24 minutes. That's the type of performance that opens eyes, especially considering that it started at the defensive end.
Change is sweeping through the Miami roster, and Hamilton is doing everything in his power to be a part of it. The sweet-shooting 24-year-old big man paced the Heat with 18 points and 5 rebounds in their first Summer League win and has now made 17-of-24 from the field in his two games in Las Vegas.
Tyler Honeycutt has been churning out highlights all week, and he produced the best one of Wednesday on one of his six offensive rebounds. Watch the Bighorns and Vipers alum, who made waves when he dunked over four players at the Israeli Super League dunk contest in February, throw down a vicious slam:
Well there goes my Summer League bracket.— Kevin Danna (@kevo408) July 16, 2014
Loosing to the Lakers suck on the video game ... But it's just awful actually playing against the Lakers in real life & loosing lol #beatLA— The...Kiwi Gardner (@kiwis_back) July 16, 2014
Gary Harris is a fine player and will have a great NBA career, I'm sure. But he isn't better than Tony Mitchell.— Jeff Potter (@JeffPotterMA) July 17, 2014