The NBA Summer League is underway, and five former Virginia players have seen action.
Jack Salt saw seven minutes of action with the Phoenix Suns and put back an offensive board for two points. London Perrantes is playing with the New Orleans Pelicans and had six points, seven assists, and four steals in his last outing on Saturday. Devon Hall has been playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder — who drafted him last year — and is hoping to earn a spot on the roster.
Look at Devon Hall doing fancy things pic.twitter.com/a4Aieaj7Lv— Oklahoma City Digest © (@ThunderDigest) July 8, 2019
Kyle Guy, who has been killing it with the Sacramento Kings, had a big week as he signed a two-way contract. This gives Guy a little bit of a leg up as he will be one of two players for the Kings that will spend time with the G-League team, but be able to spend up to 45 days with the parent team (Sacramento). This ups the amount he can earn and gives him more stability over the course of the season.
This also shows a lot of confidence in Guy from the Sacramento front office, which isn’t surprising given his performance in the California Classic (averaging 12.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists while shooting .378 FG% and .409 3pt% over three games ). Oh, and don’t forget his 21 point, five assist outing against China in his first Summer League game in Vegas.
Guy wasn’t the only one putting pen to paper as De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome officially became part of the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns, respectively.
Hunter also got to finally take the court with the Hawks after everything was finalized with his trade. He had a quiet outing against the Minnesota Timberwolves in his first game, with just six points, three rebounds, an assist, and one steal in 20 minutes, but he did connect on this gorgeous shot:
It appears that Jerome won’t take part in Summer League action with Phoenix due to signing late (thanks to the weird trade rules).
In other former player news, Malcolm Brogdon was formally introduced as an Indiana Pacer, where he’ll wear the No. 7:
Malcolm Brogdon: "Victor [Oladipo] reached out to me immediately. I'm looking forward to building a relationship with him... I want to help Victor be an All-Star every year." pic.twitter.com/fHzdOgoVIu— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) July 8, 2019
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