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Summer League 7. 4:00 game vs LAL with Joel Ayayi, Mac McClung, Austin Reaves
Last game for a long time, so savor it in all its clunky glory
How To Watch
4pm Pacific on ESPNEWS
Players To Watch
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This is the last game, so it’s very possible a bunch of the names below will be rested.
Jonathan Kuminga. Electrifying unharnessed talent. His passing has improved a lot. His defense, when motivated, is stifling and he can guard (in Summer League) 1 through 5. But will his jumper continue to be a menace to bystanders or settle into consistency?
Moses Moody. Subtle, smart and in the middle of winning plays. His shot creation and driving improved a lot after Game 2 and 3. He whizzed some cool passes in Game 4. Skipped Game 6, so not sure he’ll be playing Game 7.
Justinian Jessup. He seems to have recovered some confidence after a poor start to Summer League. Can he adjust to the speed and strength of NBA players? Can he get open, hit shots and stay with drivers?
Gary Payton II. Can this defensive dynamo play himself onto the roster with some gutsy driving and kicking without a jumper? He has been throwing down some enormous dunks, memorably got hung up on a couple more.
Ryan Taylor. Sharpshooter toiling in the G-League who may get a two-way this year. Didn’t pop out in Sacramento and hasn’t played in Las Vegas. Perhaps it’s his turn now to enter the 10 man rotation? He’s had an ankle injury so we’re not sure we’ll see him at all.
Jaquori McLaughlin, a huge favorite of Perks, who wrote an in-depth piece about him. Some good flashes.
Kyle Guy. He hit 7 threes and a game-winner last preseason against GSW. He hit some threes and made some great passes in Game 3, but also couldn’t create anything off the dribble against the ORL A-team in crunch time and overtime. Has infuriated some DNHQ regulars.
Joel Ayayi. Undrafted out of NCAA Runners-up Gonzaga, he signed a two-way with LAL. Plays an attacking style with variable results.
Mac McClung. Undrafted, played his way into a training camp invite with LAL and some kind of contract, presumably an Exhibit 10. Microwave scorer.
Austin Reaves. Undrafted, got a two-way with LAL. The rare great midrange and FT shooter who is not good from 3. Yet.
Warriors Las Vegas Roster
This is slightly different from the Sacramento California Classic roster. Schakel went to the Kings team, and Dowtin went to the Magic team.