NBA Las Vegas Summer League
Portland Trail Blazers - Guard
Drafted: 1st Round (21st Pick) by the Portland Trail Blazers (2011)
Las Vegas Stats: 2 games, 18.5 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.0 SPG
Smith had a terrific summer league cut short by two separate injuries. In his first action, Smith tallied 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting and two rebounds in just 12 minutes before suffering an ankle injury that forced him out of the lineup for the second half of action in an 85-82 win over New Orleans. On July 17, the second-year pro blistered the Houston Rockets for 27 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals. He was 10-of-16 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line in the game. In a scary sight with under one minute remaining, Smith took an elbow to the head on a driving layup and collapsed to the floor. He was carted off the court on a stretcher and later diagnosed with a concussion. The concussion ended Smith's summer league, but he has since bounced back and is preparing for the 2012-13 season. Smith finished 13th in scoring in the Las Vegas Summer League despite having both contests he played in cut short by injuries.
New Orleans Hornets- Guard
Drafted: 1st round (10th pick) by the New Orleans Hornets (2012)
Las Vegas Stats: 2 games, 10 PPG, 3.5 APG, 2.0 SPG
Rivers got his first taste of NBA action as a professional in Las Vegas and performed well before getting banged up and missing the final three games of action. Rivers played in his first game of the summer on July 15 against the Portland Trail Blazers, scoring 14 points and adding two assists and three steals. He struggled from the field going 3-of-13 from the floor but consistently broke down the defense and got into the lane. Rivers got to the free throw line 10 times in the opener, going 7-of-10 from the charity stripe. Against the Milwaukee Bucks on July 16, Rivers contributed six points and five assists. Rivers finished among the summer league leaders in assists (t-23rd) and steals (t-9th).
New Orleans Hornets- Forward
Las Vegas Stats: 5 games, 14.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.2 APG
Thomas impressed throughout the summer league campaign, which was highlighted by a 22-point game against the Milwaukee Bucks on July 16. In the game against the Bucks, Thomas was 6-of-11 from the field and 10-of-10 from the free throw line. In his opening game of the summer, Thomas finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points and snatching 11 rebounds. He also had a pair of 14-point, eight-rebound efforts during the Las Vegas summer league schedule. The second-year pro scored in double figures in four of the five contests and was an impressive 28-of-30 (.933) from the free throw line. Thomas was tied for 16th in rebounding, while also ranking 10th in minutes per game (32.6 mpg.).
Washington Wizards- Forward
Las Vegas Stats: 4 games, 7.3 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 0.2 BPG
Randolph had a strong campaign, including back-to-back double-doubles to close out the summer league, in helping Washington to a 3-1 mark in Las Vegas. On July 17, Randolph scored 16 points and had 15 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. He was 7-of-11 from the field and added two free throws in the contest. In his final game of the summer, Randolph registered 10 points and 11 rebounds. The six-year pro was 3-of-11 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the win over Milwaukee. Randolph finished tied for 13th in rebounding, despite playing just 17.8 minutes per game.
NBA Orlando Summer League
Detroit Pistons- Forward
Drafted: 2nd Round (33rd pick) by the Detroit Pistons
Orlando Stats: 3 games, 10.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 0.3 APG
Singler returned from playing overseas in Spain a year ago to get a taste of NBA summer league action in Orlando. He guided the Pistons to a 2-1 record in his three games played and reached double figures in scoring twice. On July 9, Singler scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field in a win over the Utah Jazz. Singler also added two rebounds, two steals and a block in the contest. The following day, he scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting and added five rebounds and an assist in a win over Orlando. Singler shot 50.0 percent (11-of-22) from the field in the three contests.
Indiana Pacers- Center
Drafted: 1st Round (26th pick) by the Indiana Pacers (2012)
Orlando Stats: 5 games, 13.0 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.0 BPG, 0.2 APG
Plumlee was named to the Orlando All-Summer League team after averaging 13.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for the Pacers. He scored in double figures three times and added one double-figure rebounding game. On July 11, Plumlee played his best game of the summer against the Boston Celtics, scoring 18 points to go along with eight rebounds and three blocks in 33 minutes of action. He was 6-of-12 from the field, 6-of-8 from the free throw line and added a pair of highlight reel dunks in the contest. In his first game of the summer league, Plumlee finished a point shy of a double-double as he scored nine points and had 10 rebounds. He was 3-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from the free throw line. On July 12, the rookie scored 15 points in a game against the Utah Jazz. He was 6-of-7 from the field and 3-of-6 from the free throw line. In addition, he snatched six rebounds. Plumlee finished 13th in scoring, ninth in rebounding and tied for 10th in blocks during the Orlando Summer League.
Philadelphia 76ers- Guard
Orlando Stats: 5 games, 5.8 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 1.4 APG. 0.6 BPG
Scheyer returned to the NBA summer league after playing last season in Israel and in the NBDL. On July 13, he finished with nine points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 1-of-3 from three point range, in 25 minutes of action. On July 12, in a game against the Orlando Magic, Scheyer scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting and was 2-of-4 from three point range in 25 minutes of game action. Throughout the five games, Scheyer shot 40 percent (4-of-10) from three point range while playing just under 17 minutes per contest.