The Salt Lake City portion of Summer League is over and the Philadelphia 76ers come away with the 2-1 record. They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies but pulled away with victories against the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder.
It’s certainly a good feeling to come away with a winning record. However, there were several takeaways from these games that should give Sixers fans hope heading into the Las Vegas Summer League competition and the upcoming season as a whole.
3 takeaways from Salt Lake City Summer League: 3 players that deserve further evaluation
I tweeted out the three players recently and I still hold true to that. Undrafted shooting guard Aminu Mohammed, forward Tyler Bey, and shooting guard Malik Ellison are the three players that should have a future with the 76ers’ G-League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, next season.
Let’s start with Mohammed who played for the Georgetown Hoyas last season. The 6-foot-5 guard was a one-and-done shooting guard he was known as a rebounder and defender in college. In the summer league, he’s played with a high defensive motor and has made high I.Q. plays. In Salt Lake City, he averaged 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 steals, while shooting 42.9 percent from the floor.
The next player is Bey who was a former second round pick of the Dallas Mavericks but only lasted one season there. Last season, he played in the G-League for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, where he played well as a defensive power forward despite being 6-foot-7. For the Sixers, Bey has averaged 5.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.5 steals, while converting 60.0 percent of his field goals.
Last but not least is Malik Ellison who was undrafted and last season played for the College Park Skyhawks. The 6-foot-6 guard was a solid offensive player who could stretch the floor at the G-League level. For Philly in Salt Lake City, he’s averaged 5.0 points on 100.0 percent shooting. He also played very good defense for the 76ers as well.