Event *Official* 2022 NBA Summer League Thread

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  1. Predator

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    He had double the amount of shots as anyone else and Frankie was looking to get him the ball.

    As a matter of fact, a lot of the sets ran by the Kings were to get him shots. Did you watch the game?
     
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    I think that will be tough on his team.
    Certainly is capable though. Wasn’t hitting tonight but his shot is so smooth/effortless.

    Still think the only thing that will hold him back is he shoots a lot of contested shots because he can’t create enough space, particularly off the bounce.
     
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    I did not watch the entire game--summer league is kind of boring if it's not your team playing haha.

    Edit: I'm just saying in general bigs struggle in summer league.
     
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    I think it’s interesting to watch some players, but yeah it can be boring and a tough watch at times. In general I agree it can be a struggle for some bigs. The Kings are pretty much using this as a Keegan showcase though lol. I think Keegan is fun to watch also. Such a smooth player.

    I’ll probably tune in for Chet/Jabari/Paolo if they’re playing as well. Probably Sochan, Eason, Daniels.
     
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    I'll definitely be watching a lot of vegas summer league. This california invitational is not that interesting since the kings are the only team with a high draft pick. So once Keegan sits it's basically a bunch of nobodies. At least with Vegas both teams will have players to watch for the most part.
     
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    Telling people to stop sucking him off is over the line.
     
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    my expectations for shaedon are fairly low in summer league.

    - ~10-15 ppg on decent efficiency.
    - doesn't get overwhelmed by defenses focusing more attention on him.
    - shades of improvement during the course of the week.
    - last but not least: i want to see him play all of the games. I know top picks have a tendency to shut it down at the end, but he needs reps.

    Most of all, I just want him to show that he belongs. That matchup against Dyson might not be pretty but I want to see him withstand the pressure and show some flashes.
     
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    Pretty low expectations for a guy many tab as possibly a future superstar.
     
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    I’d love to see him come out and dominate but at this point I will be happy if he comes out and just shows that he clearly belongs so he can shut people up.
     
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    Who’s the last straight from high school player to play in SL? That’s basically what Sharpe is.
     
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    Well Anfernee was the last Blazers for sure.
     
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    first summer league, and he hasn't played 5 on 5 in a calendar year.

    these games are hardly predictive of future success. i think he's gonna take a while to get his legs. just need to see a work ethic to build on his fundamental ability.
     
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    didn't qyntel woods dominate his first SL? i think there's a bit more structure in Vegas games these days.
     
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    I think that was actually the Utah summer league.
     
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    I think even Kobe in his first summer league game probably showed signs of greatness.
     
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    It’s a figure of speech and I didn’t tell “you” or any other specific poster that.

    Now if you feel it was targeted at you, can’t help ya there buddy. That’s a personal problem.
     

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