“PESPTF00942-topic.html” class=”local_link” >Wendell Carter Jr. on Tuesday was named to the NBA’s Summer League first team, as voted on by media members.
Let the countdown begin for Blazer fans waiting to see if the guy who gave James Harden fits in the regular season past year and now that same guy who led this summer league team to a championship will be back with the Blazers.
Even before the Summer League, the Lakers were really appreciative of Hart’s defensive and rebounding abilities.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat Cleveland Cavaliers 112-109 in the second overtime, as Ukrainian forward Svi Mykhailiuk put on a 31-point performance for the victor side. Hart made it 106-105 by hitting the second of two free throws with 5.7 seconds remaining.
His performance on Monday surpassed the 36-point effort by Lonzo Ball previous year.
Hart was the incumbent backup point guard before Rajon Rondo was signed, but he still looks likely to get minutes as the backup shooting guard. Bagley played three games in front of home fans with the Sacramento Kings but just one in Las Vegas prior to being diagnosed with a pelvic bone bruise. I play this game to win.
Portland set the tone early, as the Blazers rode a 31-19 first quarter to victory. One year ago, the Lakers defeated the Blazers in the 2017 title game.
Wade Baldwin IV led the starters with 14 points, four rebounds and six assists. Hart also chipped in nine rebounds, while Xavier Rathan-Mayes had nine assists to go with 12 points.
20-year-old Sviatoslav mykhailiuk, together with “Los Angeles Lakers” will play in the final match of the Summer League NBA (Las Vegas). The general make up of Summer League rosters are rookies, G-League players, and sophomores that weren’t utilized during the regular season. “We knew it was going to be a home game for them and an away game for us. And Josh embodied all those things over this time”. The Lakers’ president of basketball operations gushed about Hart last week and said that the Villanova product could be forcing his way into the conversation for a starting spot this fall.
However, could Josh Hart be a case to prove that Summer League should evolve into a platform for both rookies and sophomores to improve their stock?