Full Summer League Grades for Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls wrapped up their Vegas Summer League play Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls had two Summer League All-Stars in current Bull Jimmy Butler, and in D-League stud Malcolm Thomas.
However despite the All-Stars, the Bulls went merely 1-4 in their five games, and got absolutely destroyed in their last game. That being said, these are the Bulls' Summer League grades.
Leon Powe, Forward, Atléticos De San Germán
Measurements: 28 years, 6'8", 240 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 13.0 MPG, 4.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 26.3% FG
Leon Powe was a player who has had some limited success in the NBA before joining the Bulls' summer league team. He has played four years in the NBA, and has put up averages of six points, four rebounds, and over 51% shooting.
That player did not show up in the summer league. Powe had very little ability to do much of anything on the basketball court, and contributed almost nothing to this team's success. His paltry performance likely cost him any chance at a spot in the NBA, as well as earns him a:
Jake Anderson, Guard, Iowa State
Measurements: 25 years, 6'2", 205 lbs
Stats: 1 Game, 15.0 MPG, 0.0 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 1.0 APG
Jake Anderson is a guard from Iowa State University who earned a spot on the Bulls' summer league team. However after making the team, he did virtually nothing to show why he was there.
Anderson only played in a single summer league game, where he put up three numbers and an assist in fifteen minutes. In the grand scheme of things, this is virtually no production at all for a guy hoping to make an NBA roster.
Chase Simon, Guard, Detroit Mercy
Measurements: 23 years, 6'7", 215 lbs
Stats: 1 Game, 13.0 MPG, 4.0 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 33.3% FG
Chase Simon was a guard from Detroit Mercy University.
Simon only played in a single summer league game, playing 13 minutes and dropping four points and two rebounds. Those numbers aren't horrible, but aren't anywhere near good enough to get a real look from a pro team.
Demetri McCamey, Guard, Mersin
Measurements: 23 years, 6'3", 200 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 13.6 MPG, 4.4 PPG, 1.6 APG, 36.8% FG, 33.3% 3P
Demetri McCamey is a fan favorite in Chicago due to his playing for the University of Illinois for his college career. Because of this, he had every chance to make the Bulls' training camp roster with a solid showing in summer league.
However at the end of the day, McCamey just flat out didn't play very well. He was only utilized for 13 minutes per game, and averaged extremely underwhelming percentages from the floor.
If McCamey wants to make the NBA, he's going to have to show more than what he did in summer league.
Malcolm Thomas, Forward, Los Angeles D-Fenders
Measurements: 23 years, 6'9", 225 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 11.4 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 1.4 BPG, 53.5% FG
Malcolm Thomas was one of the big surprises of this year's summer league, coming out of the D-League and being a summer league All-Star for Chicago.
Thomas showed the ability to rebound and score efficiently during summer league. Before his bad last game, he was averaging almost 15 rebounds a game.
Unfortunately the Bulls already have three power forwards on the roster so he might not make the roster, but he has likely earned himself a spot in the NBA with this performance so his grade must be an:
Jermaine Taylor, Guard, Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Measurements: 25 years, 6'4", 210 lbs
Stats: 4 Games, 6.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 41.4% FG
After four very mediocre games, Jermaine Taylor showed some promise in his fifth game, scoring 21 points on 9-18 shooting from the field.
However despite his shooting, he shot 1-6 from the three point line, and didn't really contribute much to the Bulls' success on the court. That along with the fact that he only had one game gets him a:
Ramone Moore, Guard, Temple
Measurements: 23 years, 6'4", 190 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 19.4 MPG, 5.0 PPG, 26.5% FG
Moore ended up just being another player on the Bulls' summer league roster who put up a lot of shots and din't get much result. In the end he averaged five points per game, but shot merely 26% from the field. There isn't a team in the NBA looking for a player who scores that inefficiently.
Jimmy Butler, Guard/Forward, Chicago Bulls
Measurements: 22 years, 6'7", 220 lbs
Stats: 4 Games, 20.8 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 43.1% FG, 89.7% FT
Jimmy Butler ended up becoming one of the top players this season in the Summer League, finishing as a summer league All-Star. He is also one of two players on the Bulls' summer league team that is on the NBA roster.
Butler showed many signs of progress from his first season in the league. The most notable difference was Butler's assertiveness offensively. He had the ability to get fouled and head to the free throw line with a much higher degree of effectiveness.
If Butler can keep up this level of performance, then he will have a much higher usage rate on the Bulls' NBA roster.
Edwin Ubiles, Guard/Forward, Dakota Wizards
Measurements: 25 years, 6'6", 204 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 4.4 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 41.7% FG
Edwin Ubiles spent some time on the Washington Wizards roster last season, and played guard and forward. However Ubiles didn't show why he earned that spot in summer league.
Ubiles had a very mediocre summer league experience, averaging barely over four points per game. He had acceptable efficiency, but he just didn't really get it done.
Henry Sims, Center, Georgetown
Measurements: 22 years, 6'10", 245 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 3.2 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 27.3% FG, 1.4 BPG
Henry Sims is a player who was considered to be an NBA level talent at Georgetown at the center position, since there are not many great big men in the NBA. Thoughts were that he would at least be a passable player in the Summer League.
However Sims came out and showed almost nothing on the basketball court. If you're a big man and you're shooting under 30% on any basketball court in the world, then you really have no business being in the NBA.
Olek Czyz, Forward, Nevada
Measurements: 22 years, 6'7", 240 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 12.0 MPG, 4.6 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 35.3% FG
Czyz was a Duke produce who transferred to the University of Nevada at Reno for the end of his college career, and is now looking for a spot in the pros.
Czyz showed flashes on the court, but did not show enough to earn an invite to training camp in my opinion. If you can't do that, then you haven't accomplished what you set out to do as a basketball player.
Jamie Skeen, Forward, Ironi Ashkelon
Measurements: 24 years, 6'8", 242 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 1.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 30% FG
Jamie Skeen had virtually no place on the roster, and showed as much in Summer League. He got almost ten minutes per game, and showed virtually nothing on the floor in his five appearances. He will not show up on an NBA team this season with numbers like that.
Marquis Teague, Guard, Kentucky
Measurements: 19 years, 6'2", 189 lbs
Stats: 5 Games, 10.6 PPG, 3.0 APG, 29.4% FG, 3.8 TO
Marquis Teague was the Chicago Bulls' first round draft pick in the 2012 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky. He is the other of two players on the Bulls' roster on the summer league team, along with Jimmy Butler.
Teague had an overall underwhelming experience in the Summer League. He put up a lot of shots and was aggressive, but just couldn't get any sort of a rhythm going. Overall he looked awful on the court, and will need to improve quite a bit to be able to contribute at the next level at this point.