The NBA Summer Leagues are July pre-training camp training camps for first-round draft picks to start learning their new teams' systems, and for second- and third-year guys to get better acclimated with what their teams like to do thanks to injuries or lack of playing time.
It's also a showcase for undrafted players and potentially forgotten veterans to get that one shot, maybe even a last one, to prove to the league's teams, coaches and talent evaluators that they have something to offer.
Those first-rounders are guaranteed a spot on their respective teams; they're just playing to get a head start on the playbook.
But for the older guys, the former college stars who've been playing in Europe or elsewhere or even the occasional former highly coveted, high draft picks who never lived up to expectations, they are trying to get back into someone's good graces.
So with that, here's a look at a group of guys who showed up well in the summer and are just hoping to hang in with continued strong play in training camp.