Takeaways from 2016 NBA Summer League Semifinals and Championship Preview

July 17th, 2016 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

Ricky Rubio is still on the Minnesota Timberwolves, and team owner Glen Taylor doesn't think that will change anytime soon, per Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune. Kris Dunn, 2016's No. 5 pick, should earn enough minutes to become a fringe contender for Rookie of the Year. 

If summer league is any indication, no one should count out Tyus Jones in the battle for Minnesota point guard minutes either.

After leading the Wolves to a 93-83 comeback victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday at Las Vegas Summer League, he'll have one more chance to demonstrate his abilities in Sin City. He'll guide the Timberwolves into battle against the Chicago Bulls during the championship game as the newly named Summer League MVP, per the Timberwolves' Twitter feed. 

Jones clearly got the better of Tyler Ulis in the head-to-head matchup on Sunday, exploding for 29 points, three rebounds, six assists and a steal while shooting 9-of-17 from the field and 11-of-13 from the charity stripe. He consistently worked his way into the teeth of the defense, minimizing the ill effects of his shaky jumper with a steady stream of la ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.