10 Takeaways from NBA’s 2016 Orlando Summer League

July 9th, 2016 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »
After seven days and 25 games, the 2016 NBA Orlando Summer League quietly came to a close Friday.

With a playing field light on familiar faces—only two first-rounders from this draft and three from last summer's—the event yielded a fitting champion. The Orlando Magic White team, which featured just a single former NBA draft pick (Kevin Murphy, the 47th selection in 2012), closed out its undefeated week with an 87-84 overtime win over the runner-up Detroit Pistons.

But that title won't produce many lasting memories, save for the T-shirts dispersed to the winners. The true value in these contests is seeing how some of the league's prospects fare against professional competition.

There was plenty of unsightly play but just as many encouraging signs of development. The following 10 players didn't all have dominant stats, but each revealed clues of what his short- and long-term future may entail.

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