Coming off of an ugly 1-4 Las Vegas Summer League performance, the Los Angeles Clippers had little to smile about as they left Sin City. With only one win against the Atlanta Hawks, the Clips struggled mightily in the desert. While the team’s play as a whole was underwhelming, summer league coach Tyronn Lue should still be leaving pleased with the performances of some of his players.
Among them was the play of Reggie Bullock, the Clippers’ first-round pick and No. 25 overall selection. Bullock lived up to his reputation as a smart playmaker and a solid perimeter defender, suggesting that he will fit in perfectly in Lob City. His shooting was rather cold, but we will get to that later.
Outside of Bullock, there was also the compelling storyline of the battle for third-string point guard between Maalik Wayns and Jerome Randle. Front office looks for another Clipper big were also prevalent at summer league, as new coach Doc Rivers, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin all stopped by to watch their potential teammates.
With summer league over, who came out on top for the Clippers? Who were the big winners, who were the losers and who might we see on LAC come opening night?
We will evaluate the winners and losers by their summer league performance as well as their potential roster fits.
All statistics used from NBA.com.