The 2014 NBA Summer League Las Vegas tournament is finally over, and while the Sacramento Kings likely won't do much in the regular season, they were at least able to win this year's tournament.
The Kings beat the Houston Rockets in the final 77-68 on Monday thanks to a solid performance from Ray McCallum, who finished with 29 points and nine rebounds and won the championship MVP award.
Now that the tournament is over, let's take a look at the results and scores, followed by a look at some of the most impressive players from Las Vegas.
Complete results can be seen at NBA.com.
|Charlotte Hornets||82-79||New York Knicks|
|Atlanta Hawks||71-78||Houston Rockets|
|Sacramento Kings||80-61||Chicago Bulls|
|San Antonio Spurs||94-95 (3OT)||Washington Wizards|
|Charlotte Hornets||79-83||Houston Rockets|
|Sacramento Kings||74-62||Washington Wizards|
|Houston Rockets||68-77||Sacramento Kings|
All scores can be seen at NBA.com.
Glen Rice Jr., Washington Wizards
As the son of a former three-time NBA All-Star, Glen Rice Jr. will be looking to make a name for himself at the next level, and judging from what he did in the Las Vegas Summer League, it looks like he'll have a shot to make an impact for the Washington Wizards this season.
Before the tournament was even over, Rice was named the MVP of the Las Vegas Summer League, after averaging 25 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the field. His biggest game came against the San Antonio Spurs, as he dropped 36 points, 11 rebounds and four steals while carrying his team to a triple-overtime victory.
After being selected in the second round of the 2013 NBA draft, Rice has continued to develop in the NBA D-League, playing with both the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Iowa Energy and averaging 14.3 points per game over the past two seasons. As former NBA head coach Stu Jackson points out, Rice's experience in the D-League seemed to have helped him in the summer league.
After leading the Las Vegas Summer League in scoring, Rice will be looking to prove himself for the Wizards, and with Paul Pierce now on the team, he'll have the chance to learn from one of the greats at small forward as he continues to develop.
Tim Hardaway Jr., New York Knicks
Much like Rice, Tim Hardaway Jr. is the son of a successful NBA player, although his dad was a five-time All-Star. The 22-year-old only started one game as a rookie but was able to be a consistent bench scorer for the New York Knicks and is looking to become a more prominent player for the team after some strong performances in the summer league.
After being selected to practice with the United States national team, Hardaway proved that the team wasn't making a mistake in choosing in. In five games played in Vegas, he averaged 22.8 points per game while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from behind the arc.
After a promising rookie season and summer league outing, Hardaway will be hoping for a bigger role on the Knicks this season and may very well get his wish. According to Ian Begley from ESPN.com, the Knicks are open to trading away both J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert while reportedly calling Hardaway "untouchable."
If the Knicks were able to trade away one or both of those players, then Hardaway would likely be the go-to option at shooting guard. If he could be close to as productive as he was in the Las Vegas Summer League, he could help turn things around in a hurry for New York.