Las Vegas Summer League: Day Three Rookie Recap

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Las Vegas Summer League: Day Three Rookie Recap
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Game One

Denver Nuggets 100 def. New York Knicks 90

Andy Rautins - NY: Didn't shoot the ball as well as he'd like and got into a little foul trouble, but he looked active in his first NBA action and the shot should start falling, 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting and nabbed 3 steals.

Landry Fields - NY: Really solid and efficient showing for the wing out of Stanford in his first summer league game. Fields had 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and two steals.

Game Two

Portland Trail Blazers 84 def. Houston Rockets 67

Luke Babbitt - POR: Looked solid in his debut for the Blazers.  He was really versatile offensively. Babbitt can hit it from the outside or just as easily attack the basket. He gets up and down the court very easily at 6'9" and put up 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting.

Elliot Williams - POR: DNP

Armon Johnson - POR: Really quick guard and college teammate of Luke Babbitt, Johnson was really active in this one. He had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals. He fell to the second round and guard play is already pretty heavy in Portland, but we think he has a good chance of making the final roster.

Patrick Patterson - HOU: Patterson struggled in this one as he couldn't get the ball to go down, going 0-for-5 from the field. He showed his value in other ways, collecting 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block. We know he can be an efficient scorer, but his percentage dropped off a cliff after that impressive first day.

Ishmael Smith - HOU: Really quick and gets into the lane almost whenever he wants, but the lack of confidence in his jump shot hurts his overall game. There are plenty of times when he gets the ball open at the perimeter and he just won't let it fly. It's nice he recognizes his limitations, but it doesn't help open up the paint either.

*Interested in seeing the Game Three (Wizards vs. Warriors) and Game Four (Heat vs. Hornets) recaps? Check out TheRookieWall.com

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