3 takeaways from Salt Lake City Summer League: Isaiah Joe and Paul Reed are ready
The last thing that Salt Lake City revealed about the players on this roster is that both Isaiah Joe and Paul Reed are ready for regular minutes moving forward with the Sixers next season. They were the two best players for Philly and played with a high level of confidence.
Joe was drafted to be a sniper from downtown for the 76ers and that’s what he’s done thus far for the club during Summer League. He’s averaged 19.0 points (leads all Salt Lake City participants), 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 3.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks. He shot 48.1 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from downtown on 9.0 attempts per game. Not only did he show he’s a highly efficient 3-point shooter, but he also impacted the defensive end of the floor.
Reed earned a spot in the Sixers rotation prior to their playoff run, but until now it wasn’t certain that he would keep it. His performance thus far has quieted that concern. He averaged 17.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 4.5 turnovers. He converted 52.0 percent of his shots from the floor and 40.0 percent of his shots from deep. Besides, the turnover, there haven’t been many holes in his game.
There are so many positives to take away from Salt Lake City for the Sixers. Hopefully, they can continue the positive momentum in Las Vegas.