All Summer League Team
Anthony Randolph, GSW - The silky smooth lefty averaged a Vegas high 26.8 points per game and established himself as a breakout candidate for the 2009-10 season.
Nick Young, WAS - Young scored the ball efficiently all week and hit five three-pointers en route to 36 points in the Wizards debut. The Wizards traded for Randy Foye and Mike Miller in hopes of contending this season and a productive Young off the bench will be key.
Blake Griffin, LAC - The 2009 #1 overall pick looked as good as advertised as he dominated the paint all week. As he did at Oklahoma, Griffin showed a knack for getting easy buckets around the hoop, something that will come easier in L.A. now that Zach Randolph is in Memphis.
Chase Buddinger, HOU - Buddinger shot a ridiculously efficient 68% from the field, while averaging 17.8 ppg and hitting 8 of his 11 three-point attempts. If he proves he can handle himself defensively, don't be surprised to see Buddinger crack the rotation immediately.
Jodie Meeks, MIL - If you score 54 points in an SEC game, it probably means you can score the ball and although he slipped in the Draft, Meeks spent all week continuing to prove that (19 ppg).
DaJuan Summers showed enough for the Pistons to trade away Aaron Affalo. Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson both played well for the Kings. Although he was not as good as last season, Jerryd Bayless continued to push for playing time in Portland. His teammate Dante Cunningham was a pleasant surprise and could be a sleeper. Playing for his career, Adam Morrison proved he can still score the ball. Darren Collison looked good and might be the backup for CP3 that the Hornets have been looking for. Realizing they should no longer be forced to play in the Summer League, Andray Blatche and Quincy Douby each had a few nice games. Rodrigue Beaubois gave the Mavericks a taste of what the future might look like when Jason Kidd hangs 'em up.
- Anthony Morrow was hotter than the Vegas heat when he dropped 47 points on the Hornets in what was undoubtedly the single best performance of the VSL.
- Joey Dorsey was a beast on the boards and led the League in rebounding at 14.8 per game.
- After playing in Italy last season, Brandon Jennings led the Summer League with 8.2 assists per game. Also averaging 8.2 assists was Memphis' Marcus Williams, who played about as much in the NBA last season as Jennings.
- Steph Curry really struggled with his shot, but there is little doubt he will find his stroke and it was encouraging to see him contribute in other ways throughout the week.
- Jonny Flynn was good all week and solidified himself as the Wolves starting PG.
- Knicks rookie Jordan Hill struggled most of the week, but finished with a strong game. His teammate Toney Douglas looked like a playmaker, although he couldn't find his shot. The most impressive Knick was former Jazz first round pick Morris Almond who averaged 14 points and don't be surprised to see him on the roster come opening night.
- Danilo Gallinari was working out with the team in Vegas and says he will be 100% by training camp. Expect a big season from him as the Knicks look to prove that he and Wilson Chandler are enough entice free agents next summer.
- Omri Casspi, who will become the first Israeli to play in the NBA, struggled with his shot, but displayed the intangibles that made him a first round pick.
- Big men are certainly the most difficult to judge as they usually face the weakest competition during the Summer League. Even so, Hasheem Thabeet really struggled and has a lot to improve.
- The NBDL Select team held their own finishing with a 3-2 record.
- The Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies finished with league best records of 5-0.