It was consolation day at the Las Vegas Summer League, and a host of WCC alumni wrapped up their stints in Vegas. Here is how they did:
The Phoenix Suns were crushed by the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 88-62, but that didn’t stop former Gonzaga forward Elias Harris from putting up solid numbers. Harris scored 15 points, a team-high for the Suns, on seven of 12 shooting. He also chipped in four rebounds and an assist.
Harris finished the summer league with 10.6 points per game and 4.4 rebounds in his summer league campaign. Although he had his struggles, Harris made a serious case for making the Suns roster, or any other team’s for that matter.
David Stockton got some playing time in the loss, seeing about 13 minutes of action. The former Gonzaga floor general scored four points and grabbed one rebound. More impressively, Stockton accumulated three steals, something he did a lot while at Gonzaga.
Stockton appeared in two games for the Suns, averaging 3.0 points and 0.5 assists. Based on his summer league performance, Stockton’s chances of making an NBA roster are pretty slim and Europe is most likely a more realistic scenario for him.
Sam Dower did not play in the Raptors 64-60 win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The recently graduated Gonzaga big man 0.5 points throughout the summer league. Dower will likely sign with a French team instead of the NBA.
Former Loyola Marymount icon Anthony Ireland saw some action in the Lakers 83-77 win over the Denver Nuggets. He failed to score, but snagged a board in the win.
Ireland’s summer league is over, with the 5-foot-11 point guard averaging 0.3 points and 1.3 rebounds in three games played.
After starting a majority of the 76ers games before tonight, Brandon Davies posted a DNP (did not play) in the Sixers 91-87 loss to the D-League All-Stars. Davies averaged 5.5 points and 2.5 rebounds throughout the summer league, and his position on the team’s roster is likely in question, although he was a member last year.
Steven Gray played about 28 minutes for the Cavaliers in their 95-90 win over the Miami Heat, and led the team in scoring with 17 points. He also chipped in three rebounds and five assists, making this performance easily his best throughout the summer league.
Gray struggled throughout much of the summer league, but this bright performance from the Gonzaga graduate could greatly improve his chances of making an NBA roster. Gray averaged 6.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists while playing in four games for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer league.
Matthew Dellavedova, as stated before, was in Australia training with the national team in preparation for the World Cup of basketball. His roster spot on the Cavaliers appears to be pretty secure with him averaging 11.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists throughout the summer league.
Here is the quarterfinal schedule for WCC alumni in the Las Vegas Summer League:
1:00 p.m. PST: Hornets (McConnnell) vs. Knicks
3:00 p.m. PST: Hawks (Holt) vs. Rockets
5:00 p.m. PST: Kings (Lane) vs. Bulls
7:00 p.m. PST: Spurs (Daye) vs. Wizards