Twenty-six NBA organizations descended into Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Orlando to see their prospects in action nearly two weeks ago. The joy of summer league comes from seeing glimpses of future ability flash in a showcase built to display it now.
Although success in the Summer League doesn’t necessarily guarantee a player will thrive once the regular season gets underway, it never hurts to show teams that you’re ready for the next level of play. Plenty of youngsters raised their game at the 2017 Summer League. These five individuals, however, stood out among the rest. Here are a few scattered thoughts on the big names of the summer as we move toward the quiet months of the NBA calendar.