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2010 NBA Summer League Recap - July 6


Welcome to the NBA, Daniel Orton. In his Summer League debut, Orton was ejected after getting into a scuffle with the Pacers' Josh McRoberts. The Magic rookie finished with three points (1-of-8 from the field), three boards and five fouls in more than 13 minutes. And you wonder why he fell to the 29th spot of the 2010 NBA Draft.

It's far too early to say, "I told you so," but I have been high on Lance Stephenson all season and felt the Pacers got one of the steals of the 2010 NBA Draft with the 40th pick. Stephenson had 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting while dishing out four assists and only committing two turnovers as he spent a good portion of Indy's game running the point which is interesting since the Pacers badly need a floor leader of the future. "Born Ready" is a great creator and slasher, and it will be interesting to watch and see if Indiana keeps running the offense through him in almost a Tyreke Evans-like role through the rest of summer league.

Ladies and gentlemen, a B.J. Mullens sighting. He only played in 13 games this past season for the Thunder and looked as if he was going to be a bigger project than originally expected. The former first-round pick put up a day-high 24 points in Orlando. Oklahoma CIty has to be thrilled that he showed some growth on Day 1.





Luke Harangody is not going to wow anyone with his athleticism, but he has a natural feel for the game and displayed that for the Celtics. He hit 4-of-6 from beyond the arc and looks in great shape as he is far more toned and slim than he was at Notre Dame. Boston could have gotten a great pick at No. 52.

Second-year players have an obvious advantage in Summer League compared to the rookies. Guys like Terrence Williams, Jrue Holiday, James Harden and Gerald Henderson looked like vets on the floor. All but Henderson played major minutes last season so the Bobcats have to hope Henderson ready to be more of an impact player during his sophomore campaign.

The No. 2 and 3 overall picks met head-to-head as Evan Turner's 76ers took on Derrick Favors and the Nets. Turner had a solid all-around outing posting 12 points, eight boards, and four assists while Favors had eight points and nine rebounds. The two players did combine for 13 fouls though (players cannot foul out in Summer League.)

From the "remember me" files... former Illinois big man James Augustine capitalized on his playing time for the Jazz, dropping 20 points in 21 minutes. For a team likely in need of some depth inside since Carlos Boozer is likely to leave via free agency, that is a great way to get the front office's attention.





Recent NBA Draft and Offseason Blog Entries:

Four-Team Trade - 8/12
More with Ted Leonsis: Turning around the Washington Wizards - 8/11
Ted Leonsis Taking Washington Wizards on a New Path - 8/8
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 8/5 (Shaq)
NBA Announced Nationally Televised Game Schedule - 8/4
Michigan State Dismisses Chris Allen - 8/4
2011 NBA Free Agents - 7/30
2010 NBA Offseason Losers - 7/29
2010 NBA Offseason Winners - 7/28
Larry Bird Ranked Worst NBA GM - 7/27
Chris Paul Possible Trades - 7/26
Tracy McGrady to Chicago looking Extremely Likely - 7/26
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/24 (Kurt Thomas)
2011 NBA Draft Trades - 7/24
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/23 (Jefferson)
John Hammond May Have One More Transaction Up His Sleeve - 7/23
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/20 (Kleiza)
Evan Turner vs. Purdue Fans in Heated Twitter Trash Talk - 7/19
Top 10 2010 NBA Free Agents Available - 7/18
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/18 (Brad Miller)
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/17 (Brewer)
Magic Match Offer Sheet for J.J. Redick - 7/17
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/16
How Does Wesley Matthews Fit in Portland? - 7/16
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/15
Jefferson-Chandler Trades Analysis - 7/14
Michael Redd Era Over in Milwaukee - 7/14
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/13
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis (Last Weekend's) - 7/13
Childress-Turkoglu-Morrow Trades Analysis - 7/13
Sixers' Evan Turner Struggled in Summer League - 7/13
Specific Details of NCAA Tournament Expansion Announced Today - 7/13
Bulls Sign Kyle Korver, Offer Sheet to J.J. Redick - 7/11
Brainwashed Timberwolves Fans Fail to See the Light - 7/10
Winner in LeBron Sweepstakes? Milwaukee Bucks - 7/10
Larry Sanders Brings a Unique Skill Set to Milwaukee - 7/10
LeBron James to Miami Heat Recap - 7/9
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/9
Knicks-Warriors David Lee Trade Analysis - 7/9
Timberwolves-Heat Michael Beasley Trade Analysis - 7/9
Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to Miami Heat - 7/8
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/8
The LeBron James Show - 7/8
Carlos Boozer Signs with Bulls - 7/8
Profiling Milwaukee's Potential Point Guards - 7/8
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/7
2010 NBA Summer League Recap - 7/7
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/6
2010 NBA Summer League Recap - 7/6
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/5
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/4
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/3
It's Not LeBron or Bust for the Bulls - 7/3
2010 NBA Free Agency Signings Analysis - 7/2
2010 NBA Free Agency: Day 1 - 7/2
Former NBA Player Kendall Gill on the Bulls Free Agent Prospects - 7/2
2010 NBA Draft Day Trades - 6/25
Foreign Flavor Losing Flair in NBA Draft - 6/24
Bucks-Warriors Corey Maggette Trade - 6/23
2010 NBA Draft Mailbag - 6/22
76ers-Kings Samuel Dalembert Trade - 6/18
2010 NBA Draft Mailbag - 6/3
2010 NBA Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown - 5/17
Evan Turner's Flaws - 5/13
Where Will Joe Johnson Go? - 5/12
Bulls Could Use Oklahoma State's James Anderson - 5/10
2010 NBA Draft Mailbag - 5/9
2010 NBA Draft Early Entries - 5/9
Debate's Over: Deron Williams is the Best Point Guard - 5/8
Someone to Be Drafted from DePaul? Yes, Really - 5/7
Gani Lawal: Testing the NBA Draft Waters - 5/6
Can De'Sean Butler Be Mr. Clutch in the NBA? - 5/5
Derrick Favors: No. 1 Big Man on 2010 NBA Draft Boards - 5/4
Jordan Crawford: More Than the Guy Who Dunked on LeBron - 5/3
Devin Ebanks is an NBA Draft Wildcard - 5/3
Where Will Dwayne Wade Go? - 5/1
Where Will Chris Bosh Go? - 5/1
2010 NBA Trade Deadline Grades - 2/19
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