NBA Summer League 2013: Most Pleasant Surprises from Las Vegas and Orlando

July 23rd, 2013 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »

The 2013 NBA Summer League has officially concluded. The Oklahoma City Thunder have won the Orlando title, and the Golden State Warriors took home the Las Vegas gold. Perhaps most importantly, certain individuals stood out and created a brighter future for their respective professional careers.

So who were the most pleasant surprises from Las Vegas and Orlando?

Certain players entered the Summer League with minimal hype. Others had relatively strong name value but elevated their reputations to new heights with their performances.

One way or another, the Summer League provided us with too many thrills to forget. 


Dwight Buycks, Oklahoma City Thunder (Orlando) and Toronto Raptors (Las Vegas)

Position: Point Guard

Age: 24

Orlando Summer League Averages: 21.0 MPG, 9.5 PPG, 6.0 APG, 2.5 RPG, 2.0 SPG

Las Vegas Summer League Averages: 35.5 MPG, 23.0 PPG, 7.0 APG, 5.0 RPG, 1.0 SPG


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