DURHAM, N.C. – As the NBA Summer League is in full swing, rookie Mason Plumlee was impressive in the first five games of his pro career for the Brooklyn Nets. In his second contest, Plumlee was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field and poured in 23 points to go along with nine rebounds. Brother Miles Plumlee also had a tremendous summer league campaign, as he averaged 11.3 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks. The Orlando Summer League wrapped up July 12.
The Las Vegas Summer League is in action from July 12-22, with Ryan Kelly playing for the Lakers, as well as Austin Rivers and Lance Thomas suiting up for the Pelicans.
Forward – Brooklyn Nets
Drafted: 1st Round (22nd pick) by the Brooklyn Nets (2012)
2012-13 NBA Summer League Stats: 5 games, 13.2 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 2.4 APG, 0.8 SPG, 0.4 BPG
Mason Plumlee was impressive in his first taste of professional basketball for the Nets. The 22nd overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Plumlee finished as the Nets second leading scorer, averaging 13.2 points per contest. In his first game as a pro against the Pistons, Plumlee recorded a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds in 30 minutes of play, including a big dunk over Detroit rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Plumlee was even more impressive in his second contest of the campaign against Miami, recording 23 points on a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor and nine boards. In his final game of the summer campaign, Plumlee scored 23 points with five rebounds and five assists against Philadelphia.
Forward - Indiana Pacers
Drafted: 1st Round (26th pick) by the Indiana Pacers (2012)
2013 NBA Summer League Stats: 4 games, 10.0 PPG, 9.5 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.5 SPG, 3.0 BPG
Miles Plumlee enjoyed a strong summer league season for the Pacers, averaging 10.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest. Plumlee’s best game came in the second contest on July 8, where he had 16 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks in 30 minutes of playing time to lead the Pacers to a 96-75 victory over the Sixers. In the Pacers opening contest of the summer league season, Plumlee finished with nine points and nine rebounds in 29 minutes of playing time. The Pacers finished the summer league campaign with a 3-2 ledger.
Forward - Detroit Pistons
Drafted: 2nd Round (33rd pick) by the Detroit Pistons (2011)
2013 Summer League Stats: 0 games, 0.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG
Singler was on the Pistons roster for the Orlando Summer League, but did not accumulate any stats.
Guard – Boston Celtics
Drafted: 1st Round (21st pick) by the Portland Trail Blaizers (2011)
2013 Summer League Stats: 1 games, 4.0 PPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 1.0 SPG, 0.0 BPG
After playing for two seasons in Portland, Smith joined the Celtics in the Orlando NBA Summer League. He started the opening contest for the Celtics, before injuring his right calf five minutes into the contest. The severity of his injury is still unknown, leaving the possibility that Smith could still be ready in time for the season opener. Prior to leaving the July 7 contest, Smith scored four points and was 2-of-3 from the floor with one steal.