July 18 / Day 9
Name: Jonny Flynn
Team: Timberwolves
Status: First-round pick (No. 6)
A younger version of: Damon Stoudemire as well as other small and quick penetrators come to mind.
Chances of making team: He’s one of the point guards of the future who happens to be in the present. (Fellow draftee Ricky Rubio is in contract limbo.) Flynn has wowed Summer League observers by averaging 17 points on 53-percent shooting and 7.5 assists. He appears more confident and fearless with each passing game. “That just comes with time,” Flynn said after Saturday’s 100-96 loss to New Orleans. “I’m learning the NBA game, the style of game, what you can and can’t do on the floor. But this was a tough loss. To be up most of the game and lose in the last two minutes just shows that they outworked us.”

-- Art Garcia

July 17 / Day 8
Name: Tyreke Evans
Team: Kings
Status: First-round pick (No. 4)
A younger version of: Bigger point guard in the mode of Jamal Crawford.
Chances of making team: Big part of the puzzle in the franchise’s rebuilding plans. Won’t be pressured to take on too much with Beno Udrih on the roster, but expect Evans’ role to grow as the season wears one. Impressive so far, averaging 19.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 30.2 minutes. One concern has been his 40.3 shooting percentage. “I’m going out there every day to work hard on my dribbling and my shooting,” Evans said. “I’m trying to get to the rack and be effective. So far I think it’s been a pretty good run.”

-- Art Garcia

July 16 / Day 7
Name: Brandon Jennings
Team: Bucks
Status: First-round pick (No. 10)
A younger version of: Quickness and slinkiness brings to mind Kenny Anderson and Tony Parker.
Chances of making team: Won’t just be handed the reins to the offense just yet with Ramon Sessions (restricted free agent) and Luke Ridnour probably around next season. But it’s clear Jennings is the playmaker of the future for a franchise trying to return to respectability. Jennings averaged 14.6 points on 38-percent shooting, 8.2 assists and 3.6 steals for his first Summer League experience. The Bucks finished 4-1. “I played pretty good,” he said. “I think I showed people I can run the team, lead my team to victories and just be that true point guard.”

-- Art Garcia

July 15 / Day 6
Name: Jordan Hill
Team: Knicks
Status: First-round pick (No. 8)
A younger version of: Energy player with decent face-up game is a mix of Chris Wilcox and Ronny Turiaf.
Chances of making team: Running big man will be plugged into Mike D’Antoni’s system from the start. Knicks have to upgrade across the board and Hill is a big part of their future. Still has plenty to learn. Totaled 14 points and five boards against Detroit, but had trouble staying with fellow rookie Austin Daye. “Defense,” Hill said. “That’s what I was disappointed in.”

-- Art Garcia

July 14 / Day 5
Name: Ty Lawson
Team: Nuggets
Status: First-round pick (No. 18) by Minnesota and traded to Denver
A younger version of: The speedy point guard has been likened to Raymond Felton and Tony Parker.
Chances of making team: Part of the point guard rotation behind Chauncey Billups, Lawson could be the potential successor at point guard. His first game as a Nugget didn’t go as planned, missing all seven of his shots and dishing out three assists to four turnovers in 29 minutes. Lawson did make all eight of his free throws. “I turned the ball over, didn’t make shots,” said Lawson, adding that he needs to work on his jumper. “It was the first game,”

-- Art Garcia

July 13 / Day 4
Name: Stephen Curry
Team: Warriors
Status: First-round pick (No. 7)
A younger version of: The quick release brings to mind Ray Allen. Stephen Curry's father, Dell, wouldn’t be a bad comparison, either.
Chances of making team: The sharpshooter from Davidson will be in the rotation. He’s done nothing here so far to suggest otherwise, averaging 22.7 points through three games. Though shooting 35 percent is a concern, Curry looks to be a perfect fit with Don Nelson’s runnin’ and gunnin’ Warriors.

“I hope to go into training camp and prove myself to be a great player that can be productive on the court with those guys,” Curry said.

-- Art Garcia

July 12 / Day 3
Name: Hasheem Thabeet
Team: Grizzlies
Status: First-round pick (No. 2) out of Connecticut
A younger version of: The 7-foot-3 center from Connecticut has been likened to Dikembe Mutombo. Reputation built on the defensive end -- rebounding and blocking shots. Though he’s hardly a finished product at the other end, Thabeet has good hands and attacks the rim once he gets the ball down low.
Chances of making team: Expected to be the franchise center for the next decade. The Grizzlies’ hopes to eventually get out of the lottery fall largely on the shoulders of Rudy Gay, O.J. Mayo and Thabeet. The UConn product understands those expectations. For now, he’s just trying to follow the directives of the coaching staff. "Get more aggressive," he said. “Get more aggressive on offense and get more aggressive on defense.”

-- Art Garcia

July 11 / Day 2
Name: Omri Casspri
Team: Sacramento
Status: First-round pick (No. 23) out of Israel
A younger version of: The 6-9 forward has been compared to Andres Nocioni and Hedo Turkoglu. He runs the floor well, has good hands but still needs to improve his ball-handling. He’s committed 10 turnovers in two games. He just turned 21 and was considered one of the rising stars in Europe playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Needs to improve strength to be effective in the NBA.
Chances of making team: AAs a first-round pick, Casspri is set. Playing time is hardly a given, even with a young team that’s rebuilding under new coach Paul Westphal. Kevin Martin, Francisco Garcia and Nocioni are among those who man the wing spots for the Kings. “I’m just trying to get my rhythm,” Casspri said Saturday after scoring 11 in a 98-95 overtime loss to Golden State. “It’s our second game. We’re just going step by step. The situation on this team is I can produce as soon as I can find my rhythm.”

-- Art Garcia

July 10 / Day 1
Name: Chase Budinger
Team: Houston
Status: Second-round pick (No. 44) by Detroit, traded to Houston
A younger version of: At 6-foot-7 and 218, he's got the bounce and body type of Richard Jefferson. One personnel director who worked Budinger out before the Draft was impressed with his athleticism, but thought the San Diego native needed a little more grit to his game. Budinger does have a nice shot and above-average court awareness. The Arizona product had a NBA Summer League debut with 11 points (5-of-11 shooting) and five rebounds in 20 minutes Friday against Golden State.
Chances of making team: NNothing is guaranteed as a second-round pick and Budinger knows it. He’s also going to a team in transition, with the playing status of Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady up in the air for the upcoming season. "It’s not all up to me," he said of his odds of sticking with the Rockets. “I’ve got to keep playing hard, listening to the coaches and do all the things they ask of me.”

-- Art Garcia

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