All that seems left in NBA news are teams picking through the leftovers of 2010 free agency, but let’s not forget other things going on in the NBA world.
The NBA’s two Summer League sessions in Orlando and Las Vegas are all wrapped up. It was a chance for first-round picks to strut their stuff, second-year standouts and flops to show why they should stay in the pros, and the unheard of players to get their names out there.
Like Blake Griffin, Tyreke Evans, and Brandon Jennings in the 2009 Summer League games, rookies John Wall and Demarcus Cousins lived up to their expectations as top draft picks. Evan Turner and Derrick Favors, like Ty Lawson and Stephen Curry, will need to continue to develop in training camp.
Then, there are the Taj Gibson's—those who surprised with their skill but barely made it on people’s mock drafts. They are the ones who made a good impression in their Summer League performances and could find significant roles in their team’s roster.
If given the chance.