Jul 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre looks into the crowd during a stoppage in play in an NBA Summer League game against the Portland Trailblazers at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Here we go again. Below is a short recap of how former WCC players fared in yesterday’s games in the Las Vegas Summer League.
For the second straight game, former Pepperdine guard Lorne Jackson did not play for the Washington Wizards summer league team. Jackson’s time will come, but it most be a little frustrating to just be sitting on the bench.
In a game that pitted the LA Clippers versus the D-League Select, the Clippers fell to the D-league select by a score of 83-77. Former BYU forward Brandon Davies finished with 7 points and 5 rebounds in 16 minutes of action. He also had a blocked shot and a turnover.
The Lakers and Elias Harris took down the Portland Trailblazers by a score of 81-63. Harris put in another Gonzaga-esque performance in this game. The German forward scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the victory. The stats are not overwhelming, but his play on the court was awfully impressive. The energy he plays with on the floor must be impressive to NBA coaches.
In his second year in the NBA, Sacre is still trying to make a name for himself and find his niche. Performances such as the one he had yesterday might help do that. Sacre had 8 points and 8 rebounds in the Lakers 18 point victory.
Viney saw some action in the Lakers second summer league game, but he made little to no impact. Viney did not score a single point, and only pulled down 1 rebound.
Dellavedova did not put up as great of a stat-line in yesterday’s game as he did in the Cav’s first game. The Australian floor general scored 3 points and tallied 3 rebounds in the Cavaliers 69-58 victory. Dellavedova’s presence on the court proved to be helpful; Dellavedova’s plus/minus in this contest was +11. This shows the impact that Dellavedova can make on a game, even without putting up big numbers in the stat-sheet.
Heytvelt struggled again in the Cavaliers victory of the Memphis Grizzlies. The former Gonzaga big man only scored 2 points, and snagged only 2 rebounds in yesterday’s contest. Heytvelt is underperforming so far in the summer league, and he will need to pick up his game if he wants to have any chance of making the Cavaliers regular season roster.
Downs showed his great scoring potential in the Toronto Raptors 82 to 76 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Downs scored 11 points off 3-5 shooting, one of his more impressive performances of the summer league season so far.