7 Takeaways from Friday's NBA Summer League Action

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7 Takeaways from Friday's NBA Summer League Action
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While one champion was crowned in Orlando on Friday, 19 others were counting their winnings in Sin City.

OK, so maybe the Las Vegas Summer League Championship is still a ways away, but it's hard to imagine that too many players would prefer a trip to Disney World to the Entertainment Capital of the World. Even harder still when remembering that Dwight Howard's days on the summer circuit are long gone.

With temptations at every turn, though, this horde of future stars and roster hopefuls can ill afford to focus on anything but the business at hand. Despite the additions of playoff formats in each host city, team success takes a distant backseat to (in some cases) securing a paycheck or (in others) strengthening one's hold on a key rotation slot for next season.

Players in both cities put their best foot forward during Friday's nine-game schedule. I'll spare you any spoiler alerts here, but let's just say that some of them were familiar names (Andre Drummond, Jeremy Lamb, Austin Rivers), while another is quietly building his basketball brand (Khalif Wyatt).

So to help you save on travel expenses, here's a recap of the biggest news from the NBA's cross-country journey on Friday.

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