2019 Summer League
Summer Standouts, Day 6
From NBA.com Staff
Gary Trent Jr., Portland Trail Blazers
Good luck finding faults in the performance Trent Jr. put on the Houston Rockets that was a case study in efficient Summer League play on Sunday. He scored 31 points (in 25 minutes), going 10-for-12 overall and a sizzling 7-for-8 on 3-pointers. He was also perfect at the line (6-for-6) while playing solid defense, rebounding well (six boards) and setting the overall tone in Portland’s win.
Ignas Brazdeikis, New York Knicks
In perhaps the best game of the day, a Knicks rookie took the spotlight. No, it wasn’t No. 3 overall pick RJ Barrett, but his teammate Brazdeikis who made New York fans rejoice. Although the Knicks lost, Brazdeikis had 30 points — including a clutch 3-pointer that sent the game to overtime — as well as eight rebounds and two assists.
Coby White, Chicago Bulls
Chicago’s top pick in the 2019 Draft continues to keep it rolling at Summer League. After a 17-point debut on Friday in a blowout win, White was solid for the Bulls again. He notched 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, but it wasn’t all perfect. White had seven turnovers to spoil an otherwise solid night.
Duncan Robinson, Miami Heat
Robinson did his work in the rebounding department and the rest of his game flowed from there. The second-year big man pulled in 10 rebounds — all on the defensive glass — and then added 20 points on offense as the Heat blew past the Jazz.
Keldon Johnson, San Antonio Spurs
One of the last picks in the first round of the 2019 Draft, Johnson was efficient and solid in Sunday’s win against the Hornets. Johnson had 19 points on 6-for-10 shooting and nailed all seven of his free throws, too. He and fellow first-round pick Luka Samanic (16 points) showed youthful promise and savvy in helping San Antonio to a win.
Terence Davis, Denver Nuggets
Davis was red hot against the Orlando Magic, shooting 8-for-13 overall as part of a night in which he was red-hot from deep (5-for-7 on 3-pointers). He also added five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block. The day got even better for Davis as he reportedly signed a two-year deal with the Raptors.
Omari Spellman, Atlanta Hawks
The Minnesota Timberwolves rolled the Hawks, but Spellman showed some nice all-around aspects to his game. He had a solid scoring night (16 points, 7-for-12 shooting), put in work on the boards (eight rebounds) and came up with three big blocks in the loss, showing some improved defensive mobility.