Chicago's McDermott and Snell earn All-NBA Summer League First Team honors
LAS VEGAS, July 21, 2014 – Glen Rice, Jr. of the Washington Wizards was unanimously named Most Valuable Player of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014, while nine additional standout players highlight the Samsung All-NBA Summer League First and Second teams, as selected by a panel of media members. The summer classic has featured 24 teams competing in a total of 67 games over 11 days and will culminate Monday night in the Championship game between the 14th seeded Houston Rockets and the 8th seeded Sacramento Kings. The Championship game will air live on NBA TV at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific.
Rice, Jr. played in six games in Las Vegas, helping the Wizards advance to the semifinals of the Samsung NBA Summer League tournament and secure a 5-1 record at the event. He averaged a league-leading 25 points on .469 shooting, to go along with 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals.
Rice, Jr. is joined on the Samsung All-NBA Summer League First Team by Wizards teammate Otto Porter, along with Chicago Bulls Doug McDermott and Tony Snell and Donatas Motiejunas of the Houston Rockets.
Rudy Gobert (Utah Jazz), Tim Hardaway, Jr. (New York Knicks), Jordan McRae (Philadelphia 76ers), Russ Smith (New Orleans Pelicans) and T.J. Warren (Phoenix Suns) make up the Samsung All-NBA Summer League Second Team.
Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 has featured a tournament-style schedule for the second consecutive year, with the Golden State Warriors having won the inaugural championship in 2013. Each of the participating teams played three games apiece between July 11 and 15 before being seeded in the tournament, which tipped off on July 16 and will run through the championship game on July 21.
The Samsung All-NBA Summer League teams are listed below.
Samsung All-NBA Summer League First Team
Doug McDermott – Chicago Bulls
Donatas Motiejunas – Houston Rockets
Otto Porter – Washington Wizards
Glen Rice, Jr. – Washington Wizards
Tony Snell – Chicago Bulls
Samsung All-NBA Summer League Second Team
Rudy Gobert – Utah Jazz
Tim Hardaway, Jr. – New York Knicks
Jordan McRae – Philadelphia 76ers
Russ Smith – New Orleans Pelicans
T.J. Warren – Phoenix Suns