Each day during the 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League, OrlandoMagic.com’s Dan Savage will provide you with some insight and rumors surrounding the Magic and the rest of the league.
TOP PERFORMERS: Each season, after all the games are complete, the "official commissioners" of the 2012 AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League announce their selections for the first and second overall All-Summer League squad.
Here are this year's selections:
G- Lance Stephenson (Pacers)
G- Alec Burks (Jazz)
F- Austin Daye (Pistons)
F- Andrew Nicholson (Magic)
C- Miles Plumlee (Pacers)
G- Brandon Knight (Pistons)
G- Reggie Jackson (Thunder)
F – Lazar Hayward (Thunder)
F – Jared Sullinger (Celtics)
C – Kyle O’Quinn (Magic)
HANGING WITH HENNIGAN: OrlandoMagic.com caught up with Rob Hennigan for one final time before the end of summer league and once again the Magic’s general manager reiterated some of the same points he’s been trying to hammer home all week.
Here are some of the highlights:
On remaining patient with the Dwight Howard situation: “With anything, patience is important because many times it can lead to good decisions. I think there is a balance between being patient and staying idle. (Staying idle) is not what we’re doing. We’re staying patient and letting the process dictate the pace of things.”
On where the talks stand: “What I can tell you is that (Thursday) I told you that nothing is imminent and that’s where we stand today. We’re still in the same pattern and there’s really nothing new today.”
SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST: MarShon Brooks made sure he closed out summer league with a bang.
The Nets shooting guard matched an all-time AirTran Airways Orlando Pro Summer League record with 34 points to lead Brooklyn to a 90-77 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
"You're only as good as your last game," Brooks joked after the contest.
Brooks steadily improved throughout the week, after a miserable 0-for-10 showing in the Nets opening contest against the Magic on Monday.
Part of the reason for the upswing could have to do with the fact that Brooklyn is no longer in the Dwight Howard hunt and as a result his name is no longer attached to trade rumors.