NBA Summer League 2012: Rookies Who Put Up Monster Totals on Day 5 in Las Vegas
The NBA Summer League is the perfect time for teams and fans to get a great look at the draftees that could make their prospective team's rosters for the upcoming season.
Las Vegas is the new spot for the NBA Summer League after the participating teams picked up from Orlando and headed out west to Sin City.
Here are three rookies who put up monster numbers on Day 5 from Las Vegas.
Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard is already proving that the Portland Trail Blazers made one of the best picks of the first round when they picked the Weber State point guard No. 6 overall.
After scoring 25 points on Sunday night, Lillard came out on Tuesday and poured in 27 points on 9-for-21 shooting from the field. He also contributed five rebounds and three assists, but an uncharacteristic seven turnovers in 35 minutes.
Once again, he showed the ability to shoot from the outside and the strength to score around the rim.
He's going to be a top-tier point guard in this league someday. There's no doubt about that.
Terrence Jones - Houston Rockets
Terrence Jones scored 50 total points in his first three Summer League games, and put up nearly half of that on Tuesday.
The No. 18 overall pick dropped 24 points on an efficient 11-for-20 from the field en route to helping his team score an 11-point win over Lillard and the Blazers. He also added 12 boards and three assists in just under 30 minutes.
Jones is playing against inferior competition, but he's tearing it up. Through four games, he's knocking down shots at a robust 54-percent clip. It would be an absolute blessing for the Rockets if he could carry that into the regular season.
Jeremy Lamb - Houston Rockets
Just a little tidbit here: These three players played in the same game on Tuesday night.
In four games, Jeremy Lamb has put together a scoring average of 21 points per game in the NBA Summer League. The No. 12 overall pick didn't shoot as well as Jones did on the night, but he still posted a respectable 47 percent from the field.
Who will have the better career?
He went 3-for-6 from behind the arc and pulled down six rebounds in 34 minutes. More impressively, he committed just one turnover and had a plus-18 rating on the night.
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