Winners and Losers from New Orleans Pelicans Summer League

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Winners and Losers from New Orleans Pelicans Summer League
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Did Brian Roberts do enough to earn a roster spot?

As Summer League has officially ended, the New Orleans Pelicans coaching staff has time to reflect on which players will be extended an invite to training camp.

The team went 2-3 in Las Vegas, receiving stellar performances from the biggest names on the roster. Still, the summer league is not about wins and losses; it is about player development and camaraderie.

With a young team, some of the Pelicans biggest stars—Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson—were on hand to show support and help coach potential teammates. 

The players on New Orleans’ roster a year ago made the highlights, but others had much more to prove. 

The summer league provides an opportunity for fringe players to showcase their talents to NBA coaches and scouts. A good outing could lead to a roster spot come October—whether it’s with the Pelicans or not. 

The team was very competitive and all three losses were by single digits. 

Who performed well? Who wishes they had another crack at it? Here are the winners and losers from Las Vegas.

 

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