The NBA Summer League is an opportunity for newly-drafted rookies to show their new coaches what they can do, and if they perform well, they could easily find themselves competing for significant minutes once the regular season starts. Obviously, lottery picks are under the microscope quite a bit, as their performance in the Summer League basically sets the tone for their NBA careers.
This summer, various rookies have stood out while others have faltered.
Take Harrison Barnes (pictured), for example. The Golden State Warriors drafted him with the seventh overall pick, and in the NBA Summer League, he has proven to be a good scorer, and his one-on-one defense has improved as well. Yet as is the case with any Summer League season, some rookies have seen their overall stock drop immensely.
Thus, let's have a look at some of the rookies of the Summer League and answer the immortal question: Who's hot and who's not?