Saturday, July 12, 2008

NBA Vegas Summer League - PreLeague All Vegas Team

Vegas Summer League rosters & schedule in post below. The Orlando Summer League is also underway (Russell Westbrook and Jeff Green killed it) but Vegas is where the best summer NBA action is.

Here is my first team PreVegas Team, expect strong performances from this group :

OJ Mayo PG Grizzlies - Is going to light up this league; no question. MVP favorite. Needs to work on PG skills here.

Eric Gordon SG Clippers - Should put up plenty of points in this style of play

Al Thornton F CLippers - Old man Thornton will prove his future worth as a good NBA player starting next season

Darrell Arthur PF Grizzlies - Not a lot of power in this forward but in terms of this team he should be one of the best rookie players in Vegas. Slipped in the draft due to health concerns.

Amir Johnson F/C Pistons - Numbers will not jump out at you due to the style of play but he is certainly one of the best big men here.

Second Team :

Mike Conley PG Grizzlies - Another promising player in the Grizzlies future. We will see how much he has improved his game and what his health status is.

Rodney Stuckey G Pistons - Second year player showed flashes during the playoffs as a poor mans DWADE. More minutes next season and sixth man role await for Stuckey.

Thaddeus Young F Sixers - Another second year player who will see plenty of increased minutes next season. Sixers have big plans for him and have brought him along slowly. Can play in the post but his game is mid range, his improved strenght will help him immensely next year.

Kevin Love PF Wolves - Should put up solid numbers here, look for more rebounds and assists than scoring.

Spencer Hawes C Kings - Very athletic C, has to rebound the ball a lot better for his size. Offensively, Hawes has the goods and has looked to have bulked up since last season.

Now, here are some other players worth following in the Vegas Summer League.

Mike Taylor PG Clippers - Only one game in, but look for Taylor to make a push for a roster spot next season. You may or may not remember him last season playing for Idaho in the NBDL. (Character issues/Kicked off team at Iowa St.)Fast scoring guard, can create offense for himself but by no means is a polished PG product.

Anthony Randolph F Warriors - I expect him to put up numbers here in Vegas but once the season starts you will not hear anything about him. Randolph is a project and Don Nelson known for burying rookies on the bench.

Louis Amundson PF Warriors - One of the best players in last years Summer League, will bang and put up double doubles here.

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