With the tournament portion of the Las Vegas Summer League kicking into action Wednesday, it’s time to look back at the great, and not-so-great performances from Day Six in the desert, including a novel use of a 6’11” point guard in the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Day Six — Wednesday July 16th
Gorgui Dieng — Dieng had his best Summer League performance, pulling down 19 rebounds and adding 13 points in the upset. Dieng was great last season, but looks like he’ll be stuck behind Nikola Pekovic this season. Things could change if Kevin Love gets traded though.
T.J. Warren — scored 26 points, but not a lot else. Still, the rookie has now scored over 20 points in three of the four games and the only game he didn’t was the game in which he got his face busted open and was only able to play seven minutes. He looks like a real contributor.
Noah Vonleh — the ninth overall selection recorded a double double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, also chipping in with two blocks. Both he and Cody Zeller started and looked the gods. It seems as though Zeller will get first shot at the starting job, but Vonleh, after a disastrous debut, will be a interesting dynasty target.
Giannis Antetokounmpo — we saw both the goods and the bad of the Greek Freak on Wednesday, scoring 20 points with seven rebounds and two blocks, but also turning the ball over six times. There was a whisper that the Bucks may look to use him at point guard this season ad while the size mismatch would be insane, he’ll need to tighten up on the ball control before that becomes a reality. Still, Antetokounmpo is very much on the standard league radar this season.
Donatas Motiejunas — 18 points and seven boards for the big man and he’ll be counted on to fill a big role in Houston this year with Omer Asik‘s departure. I imagine he’ll get around 25 minutes a game and it’s good to see him performing at a high level here.
Kendall Marshall — Marshall has looked poor so far this summer league and continued that trend in a blowout loss to the Sixers. Marshall had just seven points and one assist, his calling card from last season, and his roster spot is in jeopardy with Jordan Clarkson‘s strong play.
Tyler Ennis — Ennis struggled for the second consecutive day, missing all six of his field goal attempts for just three points. He added five assists and two steals, but cannot seem to get his shot to fall at all so far in Las Vegas. He will get better.
DeAndre Daniels — The Raptors’ second-round pick played 13 minutes, missing all six of his shots, of which five were from deep, and picked up five fouls. Yuck.