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Vegas Summer League – Wildcats Everywhere

The NBA Summer League has now wrapped up schedules in Orlando and Utah.  Now all eyes are on Vegas.  There were 6 games played on Friday, with 4 of those including former Cats.  Here’s what happened:


Mychal Mulder got the start for Toronto, while James Young started for the Pelicans.  Mulder had an ok outing with 6 points and 2 assists in 17 minutes of play.  Young fared better, scoring 12 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3PT), 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 steals.  In the end, the Raptors edged out New Orleans, 96-93.


Archie Goodwin was a late addition to the Brooklyn roster, but he had a very productive 22 minutes.  Goodwin scored 14 points on 6-10 shooting (2-2 FT) and added 6 boards and 1 assist to help the Nets defeat Atlanta, 75-72.


The much-anticipated debut of Lonzo Ball probably didn’t go as well as LaVar had expected.  Yes, I know that Ball has no Kentucky ties, but our fearless leader here at Cameron Mills Radio felt the Ball’s stats would be followed by most folks, so I’ve included his numbers for comparison’s sake.  Lonzo struggled with his shooting, which many experts predicted could be an issue.  In 32 minutes, Ball scored 5 points on dismal shooting (2-15 FG, 1-11 3FG), though he did notch 4 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, along with 3 turnovers in the Lakers’ OT 96-93 loss to the Clippers.

Gonzaga graduate and former Wildcat, Kyle Wiltjer, saw very limited action for the Clippers.  Kyle played 8 minutes and tallied 2 points and 1 rebound.


Unlike his counterpart in LA, De’Aaron Fox started his NBA career with an impressive game, immediately showing his passing skills and ability to get his teammates involved.   Fox’s speed was also on display, prompting one announcer to say “he’s faster than gossip.” I had to include this video, mostly because we got a bonus of seeing Devin Booker as he was being interviewed during the game.

Fox ended the game with 18 points, 3 boards, 4 assists, 5 steals, 1 block and only 1 turnover.  Not a bad showing for his NBA debut.

Skal Labissiere also played significant minutes in the Kings’ 89-85 loss to the Suns.  Skal had 10 points, 1 rebound and 2 blocks and looked very comfortable on the court.

The 3rd Cat on the Kings roster, Dominique Hawkins, did not play (coach’s decision).

Tomorrow’s Noteworthy Games:

WAS vs MEM 4 p.m. ESPNU

TOR vs MIN 6:30 p.m. NBA-TV

MIA vs SA 8 p.m. ESPNU

BOS vs LAL 8:30 p.m. ESPN

PHI vs GS 10:30 p.m. ESPN


Michele Brown
Michele Brown
Writer at since Feb. 2015 Co-host of Big Blue Views podcast. Mom, Christian, sports junkie, golf addict and speed typist. I can cook your mama's food better than she can.

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