NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 7 in Orlando

July 7th, 2016 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

The 2016 NBA Orlando Summer League championship-day schedule is set after Thursday's three-game slate. But let's be honest: That's probably not why you're here. (If you are, it'll be the Detroit Pistons vs. the Orlando White for the OSL crown at 12 p.m. ET Friday.)

These showcases are more about individuals than teams.

Thursday brought some compelling player-driven narratives to the forefront. One sophomore started to see results on a savvy investment, while a first-round rookie hinted at what he'll add sooner than later. A basketball journeyman inked his first NBA contract, while a fringe forward took a step toward extending his own.

With Friday's five-game finale starting bright and early, let's get right to Thursday's top takeaways.


Stanley Johnson's Experiments Are Paying Off

No one packed more physical gifts into their OSL luggage than Pistons sophomore Stanley Johnson. He looks like he was manufactured in a basketball factory, bulky in the right spots, nimble for his size and explosive on ...

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