Looking back on yesterday it was impressively Deng Adel that took a major step forward in securing that coveted 2-way deal that so many of these budding young stars are fighting for right now. Day 6 saw Adel and the Houston Rockets prevail 109-102 over the Brooklyn Nets but it wasn't all good news for the Aussies yesterday with Mitch Creek's Summer League coming to an end as the Dallas Mavericks fell 85-93 to the Chicago Bulls.
Let's take a look at some of the action from today:
Deng Adel (Houston Rockets):
28 minutes, 13 points, 3 rebounds 2 assists
Adel came off the bench and was a real spark for the Houston Rockets. He brought high energy to the floor and created some space whilst knocking down 3/3 from beyond the arc which would bring a smile to the coaching staff at Houston.
After minutes were hard to come by early for Adel he has found a place in the rotation which is exciting for his future in the NBA.
Now the Rockets must prepare to play the Cleveland Cavaliers and Adel will be keen to continue this kind of form and continue his journey in the NBA Summer League.
Mitch Creek (Dallas Mavericks):
START: 22 minutes, 8 points, 6 rebounds
Today Creek set out to help the Dallas Mavericks move through to the next round. It felt like a tougher assignment for Creek as on offense it felt like he was asked to show case some more of his outside game and give scouts a glimpse of what he can offer.
Unfortunately for Creek he went 0/3 from beyond the arc and shot only 37.5% from the field but on a good note he still displayed the facets of his game that has people talking. He brought his usual high energy game and pulled down 6 rebounds in the mean time. His time has now come to a close at the Summer League as he couldn't help his Mavericks overcome the Chicago Bulls.
Jock Landale (Atlanta Hawks):
START: 14 minutes, 8 points, 6 rebounds
We saw the Atlanta Hawks lead by Trae Young eclipse a 27 point deficit yesterday. It was a great sign to see Jack be apart from that charge home.
Jock showed off his high efficient game play that we saw in such a successful college career. He shot 2/3 from the filed and 1/1 from behind the arc. If Jock can continue to work on his outside game and become a genuine stretch 5 man it will go a long way for his NBA aspirations. He is a beast on the boards and positions himself so well against more agile opponents. He still lacks a step and against players like Wendell Carter Jr. he was exposed by the fleet footed big man.
Atlanta got the win 107-101 over Indiana and now progress to play the Portland Trail Blazers tomorrow.
What's next in Las Vegas?
Today currently we are watching the only Aussie on the hardcourt today in Jonah Bolden (Philadelphia 76ers) who got the start against the Phoenix Suns. He has lined up playing big at Centre and has been matched on he much larger and dangerous number 1 pick Deandre Ayton. At the half the 76ers are trailing the Suns 35-42 with Bolden playing 14 minutes whilst grabbing 5 rebounds and blocking 2 shots.
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