NBA Summer League 2010: Rookie Recap Day Four

TheRookieWall.comCorrespondent IJuly 9, 2010

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Game 1


Oklahoma City Thunder 80 def. Orlando Magic 78

Latavious Williams – OKC: Not as solid a performance as yesterday without some of Oklahoma City’s better talent around him, but this guy is just physically impressive.

Daniel Orton – ORL: Showed some better signs in this game but still nothing to get Magic fans excited. His lowly field goal percentage is at 15 percent for the week.

Stanley Robinson – ORL: Limited minutes again for the second-round pick, but he had an efficient day. Four points, three rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 12 minutes.

Jerome Randle - ORL: The shooting struggles continued for this talented point guard as he was 1-8 for the day and now 33 percent for the week from the field.

Game 2


Indiana Pacers 86 def. Boston Celtics 85

Paul George – IND: His shot was back to being off today as he went 4-16. People know he can shoot and it’s probably just a matter of time, but he’s gotta get that jumpshot to hit more consistently if wants to be big in the league.

Lance Stephenson – IND: Went down with an injury early in this one, but looked impressive in his limited time. Definitely the steal of the draft so far.

Magnum Rolle – IND: Continues to look like a valuable piece taken in the second round. Long, athletic, and can finish strong at the rim. Put up an impressive 19 points and 11 boards.

Luke Harangody – BOS: Easily the most consistent player at Orlando this week, as he’s put in solid performance after solid performance. Looks like he’s earning that roster spot with the Celtics. 16 points, seven rebounds

DeShawn Sims – BOS: A good follow up outing after his 18 point performance yesterday. 10 points on 50 percent shooting with five rebounds in 16 minutes on the court. Plays like a shooting guard almost, but with the strength and size of a power forward.

Ryan Thompson – BOS: Didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but was active as usual. Adds a solid rebounding presence for a guard. The little brother of Jason Thompson is really talented, it just depends on whether a team will give him a spot on their roster.

Matt Janning – BOS: DNP – Didn’t get in the game after his breakout performance yesterday.


Game 3


Utah Jazz 91 def. New Jersey Nets 74

Gordon Hayward – UTA: Another solid and efficient performance from Hayward. Still doesn’t look to take over a game like a top 10 pick might, but it’s hard to criticize his play. 4-4 from the field with two assists and two rebounds. I just wish the Jazz would play him more than the 20 minutes a game they’ve been playing him.

Jeremy Evans – UTA: Uninspiring from Evans today. He is clearly long and athletic, but can he fit inside a relatively complex offense that the Jazz run and be effective?

Derrick Favors – NJ: Not a great game for the third overall pick as he shot 2-7 from the floor with seven turnovers and five fouls. I know it’s summer league, but there are some NBA bigs out there who are plagued by their foul trouble and Favors might be on that path. He is still rebounding at a decent rate and is impressive athletically.

Damion James – NJ: Continues to shoot well and just look impressive in general. Still needs to be more consistent at the line and have a little better shot selection, but these are minor things that should come with a little seasoning.

Game 4


Charlotte Bobcats 77 def. Philadelphia 76ers 76

Sherron Collins – CHA: Nine points, four assists, and only one turnover in 30 minutes on the court. Everyone knows this kid can play, but with his small size, his calling might be that of a backup point guard.

Marquis Gilstrap – CHA: Played fewer than five minutes in this one and only got off a three-point attempt, which he missed. Haven’t really gotten a chance to see this guy for any kind of extended minutes.

Evan Turner – PHI: Struggled in this one with 1-6 shooting and three turnovers in 19 minutes. His foul troubles also continue and it makes you start to worry about his ability to stay in front of NBA wing players. Has had a fairly pedestrian performance this week for the number two overall pick.