While the Summer League is used as a battleground for National Basketball Association hopefuls, much like the National Basketball Association G-League, it's the first opportunity for many fans to see their team's rookies or lesser-known players up close and personal.
With the excitement of a busy offseason in full swing, the Minnesota Timberwolves will move their attention to Las Vegas this weekend. In total, 63 games from Las Vegas will air across ESPN and NBA TV's linear channels - a Summer League record. He and second-year forward Jaylen Brown will have an opportunity to show their skills against a Trail Blazers Summer League squad highlighted by first-round picks Zach Collins (No. 10) and Caleb Swanigan (No. 26).
Friday, fans flocked to the court to see Lonzo Ball, the Los Angeles rookie, and UCLA alumnus.
The former IN forward averaged 6.2 points and 2.3 rebounds IN 18.3 minutes per game last season.
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Brandon Ashley, a center from Arizona, led the Mavericks with 21 points, including 10 in the second quarter, and was on the receiving end of a pair of nifty assists from Smith in the final quarter.
Even with his shot not falling, the former IL guard was still able to make an impact in his shift from starting for the Dallas Mavericks in the Orlando Summer League to starting for the Cavaliers.
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