And, we’re back. The NBA Summer League is off and running in Las Vegas. The Brooklyn Nets kick things off Monday afternoon against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Which of course means one thing: it’s Cam Thomas time. Right, Bob?
What’s Cam Thomas look like his first time on an NBA court? Will it be the Cam Show? The Summer League is built for guards with a scoring knack? Is Day’Ron Sharpe a better shooter than he showed at North Carolina? And was his huge weight loss — some 30 pounds — a good thing? What about Kessler Edwards’ game makes draftniks thinks he went too low at No. 34? And should David Duke Jr., with his prototype shooting guard body and shooting mechanics, have been drafted? The Nets apparently thought so.
Expect Thomas to get the most fan eyeballs on Monday. He was ranked as high as No. 9 on Draft big boards but fell to No. 27 on Draft Night. He’s a scorer more than a shooter, someone who can heat up fast, but some GMs were turned off by his shot selection. The Brooklyn brass hopes they got a steal, maybe even someone who can give them minutes this year. It won’t be easy to break into the rotation with all that superstar talent in the backcourt ... and he is only 19.
There’s also Day’Ron Sharpe. Oh, and David Duke, Jr. Right, yes, also Brandon Knight. YES, that Brandon Knight. This should be a fun team. Get pumped!
WHO: Brooklyn Nets (0-0) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (1-0)
WHEN: 5:00 PM EST
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