Summer League Dreams 2016

Spurs Summer League Roundup — an updated post wherein we discover the joys of the summer league.

July 7 — Spurs rookie Dejounte Murray is pretty damned good. He had himself a good game against the Celtics in his Summer League debut. The best play was that lob from Summer League hero Kyle Anderson.

DM finished with 21 points on 8/12 shooting. He was able to get to the basket and draw fouls, and even showed some range with some deep twos. Unfortunately, the Spurs blew a six point lead with a minute remaining to fall to 2-1 in the Utah SL. Bryn Forbes and Jonathan Simmons were cold this game, combining for 8/26 from the field, including Forbes’ 1/6 from three.

We’ll see more of him as the Las Vegas Summer League begins. With this debut, and Kyle Anderson and Jonathan Simmons’ quality play, the future of the Spurs 2016/17 bench looks bright. This crew will not score as easily, but this should translate into some good minutes as they spell the Olds on the squad. Also, was Antonio Daniels the last Spurs point guard that could dunk?

July 5th — Well Simmons and Anderson is a nice duo for Summer League dominance. Simms had 35(!) and Kyle had 23 playing something like a small-ball 4. Late fourth quarter malaise aside — where the duo kind of went cold (along with the rest of the Summer Spurs) and allowed the Ben Simmons-less Sixers to storm back, the squads looked infinitely better than their Philadelphia counterparts. Arcidiacano looked okay, but nothing special at point guard, while Bryn Forbes lit things up from deep. He had 23 points on 8/10 shooting including 4/5 from deep. That’s the kind of thing we want. He’s on a guaranteed contract and that looks nice right now.

Pop apparently told him to do what got him to this point: shoot. He seems okay with that prospect:

“I don’t think there’s any anxiety,” Forbes said. “This is what I’ve been doing my whole life. I know what I can do.”

July 4th — As everyone was busy setting off explosives, Kyle Anderson and Jonathan Simmons dominated a squad of largely undrafted players on the Jazz. KA finished with 25, and Simmons with 18. We won’t see the man we want to see — Dajounte Murray — until possibly Las Vegas summer league, says Spurs Nation’s Jabari Young