Seven former Washington Huskies competed in the NBA summer leagues that concluded in Las Vegas and Orlando. Here’s a rundown on how they fared.
Terrence Ross, Toronto (1st round pick, 2012)
Stats (Las Vegas): 12.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 3.4 turnovers, 24.8 minutes in five games
Shooting: 22-52 FG (42.3%), 3-13 3FG (23.1%), 16-18 FT (88.9%)
Best game: 17 points, 8 rebounds vs. Denver
Comment: Started every game. One of the featured players for the Raptors. However, he finished fourth in scoring. It’s the same old story with Ross. Athletically he’s one of the most dynamic players on the court, but he didn’t dominate like many believe he should. Still new Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri is being patient with Ross.
Tony Wroten, Memphis (1st round pick, 2012)
Stats (Las Vegas): 12.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 3.8 turnovers, 1.5 steals, 31.7 minutes in six games
Shooting: 20-89 FG (25.3%), 5-30 3FG (16.7%), 28-45 FT (62.2%)
Best game: 23 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds vs. Washington
Comment: One of three players who started every game for Memphis, which was 2-4. Played more minutes than anyone else. Needed to show he can run an team and make perimeter shots. Some NBA observers believe he was the biggest disappointment this summer. Averaging more turnovers than assists is never good. And shooting 25 percent from the field isn’t great. Had three games where he attempted at least 11 FTs.
Justin Holiday, Philadelphia (underafted 2011)
Stats (Orlando): 9.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 rebounds, 25.3 minutes in four games
Shooting: 12-38 FG (31.6%), 6-17 3FG (35.3%), 7-12 FT (58.3%)
Best game: 11 points, 8 rebounds vs. Brooklyn
Comment: Last year Holiday led the Sixers in scoring at the Orlando NBA summer league. He wasn’t as good this year, but he was in a different role. Philadelphia has a good idea about Holiday, who was in the Sixers training camp and finished the season with the team last season.
Jon Brockman, New Orleans (2nd round, 2009 Portland)
Stats (Las Vegas): 5.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 24.0 minutes
Shooting: 12-29 FG (41.4%), 0-0 3FG (0%), 5-6 FT (83.3%)
Best game: Nine points, 10 rebounds vs. New York
Comment: After spending last season in France, Brockman returned to a NBA setting and showed he’s the same player he was before last year’s bizarre eye injury that led to his release from Houston. It remains to be seen if he’ll stick with the Pelicans or get a chance with another team. Brockman started every game this summer and was second on the team in rebounding.
Abdul Gaddy, Charlotte (undrafted 2013)
Stats (Las Vegas): 5.3 points, 0.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.8 turnovers, 14.5 minutes in four games
Shooting: 7-15 FG (46.7%); 0-1 3FG (0%); 7-9 FT (77.8%)
Best game: 17 points, 1 assist: vs. D-League Select
Comment: Made one start. Charlotte wanted to look at a lot of players, which helps explain why Gaddy missed two games. In fairly limited minutes, he may have won an invitation to a NBA training camp.
Scott Suggs, Milwaukee (undrafted 2013)
Stats (Las Vegas): 3.8 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 15.6 minutes in five games
Shooting: 8-23 FG (34.8%), 2-10 3FG (20.0%), 1-3 FT (33.3%)
Best game: 10 points, 2-2 3FG vs. Nuggets
Comment: Missed his first eight three-pointers in four games, which isn’t a good thing for a spot-up shooter. If Suggs isn’t making perimeter shots, then he’s a non-factor because he doesn’t contribute much in other areas. Suggs wrote a first-person account of his NBA summer league experience for the Missourian.com.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Chicago (undrafted 2011)
Stats (Las Vegas): 3.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.4 turnovers, 15.2 minutes in five games
Shooting: 5-19 FG (26.3%), 0-0 3FG (0%), 6-14 FT (42.9%)
Best game: Nine points, 3 rebounds vs. Dallas
Comment: His stats were modest, but Bryan-Amaning made two memorable plays in the summer league against the Mavericks. He made one start when he played 39 minutes and finished with just five points on 1-for-8 shooting, nine rebounds and five blocks. Also had two games where he played fewer than seven minutes.