2018 Summer League
Summer Standouts, Day 14
NBA.com staff reports
A look at top performers from the 14th day of action at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League:
Josh Hart, Los Angeles Lakers
The point guard continues to make a case in becoming a key cog with the Lakers’ young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma. Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to the lead the Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the semifinals. Hart, who will enter his second season later this fall, has averaged 24.2 points per game in six games during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Villanova product could be in line to be the second Laker in consecutive years (Lonzo Ball) to be named NBA Summer League MVP.
Svi Mykhailiuk, Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers’ second-round pick last month is turning heads with his play in Las Vegas. He scored 31 points, including six made 3-pointers on 11 attempts during the Lakers’ double-overtime victory over the Cavaliers. The Lakers went on an 18-2 run to take a 28-17 lead and were led by Mykhailiuk, who was 4-for-4 from long-range in the first quarter. The sharp-shooting Ukrainian is shooting 42.9 percent (18 of 42) from 3-point range in six games.
Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers
Despite shooting only 9 of 22 from the field, the point guard from Alabama is giving Cavaliers fans reasons for hope in the future after the departure of LeBron James. Sexton finished Monday’s loss against the Lakers with 27 points. He also forced overtime by nailing a 3-pointer late in regulation and then hit a free throw with 3.3 seconds left in OT to force a second overtime period.
Caleb Swanigan, Portland Trail Blazers
The Blazers first-round pick from 2017 may be getting more playing time next season as the big man continues to have a productive showing in Las Vegas. The 6-foot-8 power forward had 21 points and 16 rebounds as the Blazers took down the Grizzlies 97-92.