Duke’s Gary Trent, Jr, and the Portland Trailblazers won the Summer League Championship after defeating the Lakers last night. Trent, Jr, had 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals, showing off his all-around prowess for the game. He’s certainly not just a sharpshooter. These 2018 Blazers (7-0) are among just 3 teams to go completely undefeated throughout Summer League, including the 2016 Bulls and 2013 Warriors. It was a vengeance W for the Blazers, who lost to the Lakers this past year.
Gary Trent, Jr, has proven his worth throughout summer league for the Portland Trailblazers, with a 20-point performance against San Antonio and a good sample of minutes for the Blazers. He could get some good minutes in the regular season after this impressive performance.
Bleed blue, Duke fans. Guess what? Tomorrow marks 3 months until we kick off the season. That’s 93 days from today. 2232 hours. 133920 minutes. Seemingly too long but we get closer every minute!
After an MRI revealed a bruise on his pelvic bone, the Sacramento Kings announced that Marvin Bagley, III, will miss the remainder of summer league to rest and heal before resuming basketball activities in an estimate of 1-2 weeks. It’s a pretty smart move, seeing as Bagley’s gotten his fair share of exposure and summer league is not the NBA Playoffs and his presence, while coveted, is not necessary.
Meanwhile in Summer League…
Gary Trent, Jr, went OFF today for Portland. He’s an excellent sharpshooter, averaging above .400 from downtown in his lone season at Duke. He scored a game-high 20 points and led the Blazers, his father’s former club, to a 95-89 win over the San Antonio Spurs. Bleed blue, Duke fans.
That’s our Marvin! Marvin Bagley put the Michigan standout Mo Wagner ON A POSTER in Summer League. Welcome to the league, sure. But more importantly, let’s introduce the league to Marvin Bagley, III!
Marvin Bagley, III, is officially a very, very rich young man. At just 19, he has officially signed a four-year contract with the Sacramento Kings. Combined with endorsements from Puma, he should be set for life with smart money management. Bagley is also headed to play for the Kings’ summer league team, alongside the likes of Frank Mason, De’Aaron Fox, and fellow Blue Devil Harry Giles. Bleed blue, Duke fans.
As the only undrafted Duke entree in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, Trevon Duval will attempt to make a roster during undrafted free agency this summer, starting with the Houston Rockets Summer League Team. Duval has plenty to show off, including great size and potential, but will need to work hard after an inconsistent season at Duke. The talent is there: he can make great passes, he’s an elite athlete with room to grow, his shooting could use work but he’s great in the lane; with some hard work, he could gain a permanent spot in the league!