NBA Summer League Scouting Report 2013
Inside the NBA Summer League what draft picks and newcomers to the league are impressing and which ones look weak.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Draft night must feel like a long time ago for Trey Burke and the Utah Jazz. Welcome to the deep end of the pool.
One of the big names in this years NBA Draft was Trey Burke. He averaged 18.6 PPG, 3.2 RPG, and 6.7 APG last season for Michigan and went 9th in the draft to the Utah Jazz. He’s making just shy of $5 million for a 2-year contract. He comes into the league with a lot of buzz, but isn’t impressing anyone in summer league ball down in Orlando. Burke appears to be struggling with the increased tempo of the NBA game and unable to get his shot. This isn’t good for a player many scouts saw as a true 1-guard in the NBA. His summer league performance put him as more of a project than someone who can come into the league and make a significant impact. As the #9 overall pick, the Utah Jazz are certainly hoping he can overcome his summer league jitters and adjust quickly.
One of the biggest standouts in the NBA summer league is Andre Drummond. This second year guy out of UCONN has bean tearing the summer league apart. Drummond just went for 23 points, 18 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a game the other day and continues his solid numbers throughout the entire summer. Drummond averaged 7.9 PPG, 7.6 RPG, and 1.6 BPG in his rookie season for the Detroit Pistons, but is poised for a breakout season next year. His athleticism and attitude have never been an issue and it appears with a year under his belt he’s ready to make a serious impact in the NBA.
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