Summer League 5. 4:30pm. GSW v SAS. Wiseman’s debut?!
So many new undead Spurs
How To Watch
Las Vegas Summer League
The complete game and broadcast for schedule is here.
The GSW games are:
Sun. 7/10/22 Golden State v San Antonio, 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM NBA TV
Players To Watch
James Wiseman. GSW has been very vague about Wiseman’s availability, probably because reality is vague. But he is supposed to play some time during Las Vegas Summer League.
Jonathan Kuminga. Will he dominate SL, or will he float through SL like he floated through G-League? A couple of crushing games and he might be released from SL duty.
Moses Moody. Last year, he showed off a steady presence in SL that was promising but not assertive. This year, he finally busted loose with a 34 point game.
Patrick Baldwin Jr. NOT AT SUMMER LEAGUE UNTIL CLEARED. 2022 #28 pick. He’s trying to rehab a bad ankle which messed up his senior year, his only year of college and his draft stock. I think he should skip SL. If your foot injury was enough to prevent 100% draft workouts and also screwed up your year in college, you should just get it back to 100% so we can see what we got. Myers left the possibility open if Rick Celebrini approved.
Ryan Rollins. 2022 #44 pick. INJURED, WILL NOT BE AT SUMMER LEAGUE. I hoped to see him in SL with a chip on his shoulder trying to prove he can get to the rim and get off jumpers against SL athleticism. Instead, he will be rehabbing his foot.
Gui Santos. 2022 #55 pick. He’s under contract in Brazil for multiple years,
so he will be a draft-and-stash.But there is a remote chance he will come to Summer League, to try to blow people away to get a two-way. Update: after Game 1 of the CA Classic, he is now a folk hero.
Justinian Jessup. 2020 #51 pick. The legendary late second rounder from last year who has been developing in the Australian NBL. In 2020-21, true diehards dreamed about him coming to save the day whenever a Warrior bricked an open three.
Other young players. Given the GSW roster situation, I doubt anybody can make the NBA roster, but impressive play could get someone on to the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Official Team Roster
SAS had so many draft picks this year.
Jeremy Sochan. #9 pick. Athletic two-way player, no jumper.
Malaki Branham. #20 pick. Elite jump shooter with some D.
Blake Wesley, #25 pick. Featured in our Draft Tournament as a bucket getter with questionable jumper.
Kennedy Chandler, #38 pick. Pesky point guard leader, who I ejected from our Draft Tournament for being 6-0 and impossible for GSW to take.
If Mac keeps this up Myers will be forced to sign him somehow. Santos can be stashed for a season or two, I like what I’ve seen from him.
Our 1-10 players is solid. Our bench unit right now with the young guys could be a starting team for many mid tier to bottom level teams. Poole-Donte-Moody-Kuminga-JW
Positive trend for Kuminga, including his otherwise-desultory first SL game, that I've noticed is he's been pretty solid about boxing out/finding somebody to put a body on when a shot goes up.
Also, I absolutely fucking loved his dribble penetration and dish to Wiseman in the 4th quarter. Properly keeping a trailing defender on your hip/back and keeping the handle tight is one of my favorite plays in basketball when done right, and he did it perfectly at 6'8". Then a great dish (and great hands by Wiseman, it was a good pass but with some velocity from maybe 10 feet away, so not an easy catch). And to top it off, Wiseman didn't bring the ball down and gather unnecessarily, just went straight up for the quick dunk.