Philadelphia 76ers-fan perspective from Summer League: Players I enjoyed
Summer League is like a movie trailer. If a player piques your interest, then you’ll want to watch his movie. Vice versa if they play memorably bad. I’ll list some non-Sixers that I’ll want to see more of: Mark Williams, JT Thor, Brady Manek, Wendell Moore Jr, Kennedy Chanler, Kenny Lofton Jr., Blake Wesley Malakai Branham, Malcolm Hill, Jabari Smith Jr., Tari Eason, Quentin Grimes, Miles McBride, Trendon Watford, and Jabari Walker.
In order, the players are from the Hornets, Timberwolves, Grizzlies, Spurs, Bulls, Rockets, Knicks, and Trailblazers.
The Sixers that I really wanted to see didn’t play in their game against the Bulls. Isaiah Joe, Charles Bassey, and Jaden Springer were all done by this time. To prevent injuries I suppose. The club certainly has interesting players to be leading the Delaware Blue Coats and/or contribute in a small manner to the parent club Sixers.
Charlie Brown Jr., Malik Ellison, Michael Foster Jr., Trevelin Queen, and Grant Riller come to mind following that thought. In all honesty, I could see each guy getting a shot next year to ease the load of the wear and tear that an NBA season induces on a roster. Nothing truly, spectacular. My favorite quality of all these guys was their tenacity on the defensive end of the ball roaming the perimeter.
All in all, I would say that NBA Summer League is definitely worth the trip. As a Philadelphia 76ers fan, it is a great place to understand more about the ranks of the team and other teams around the league. A place where you can stock up on as much research as possible about the future of the NBA essentially. Only, next year I’ll make sure to go at the start of it.