NBA Summer League top performers

Lonzo Ball, LA Lakers

Best game vs Philadelphia 76ers: 36pts, 11 rebounds, 8 assist.

It is hard not to say Lonzo Ball was not the best player in the Summer League. Lonzo has averaged 16.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 9.3 APG in the summer league. Those numbers are very impressive for a rookie, and what makes these numbers for Lonzo even more impressive is that we have never seen a rookie ball like Lonzo Ball has done in the summer league.

Although Lonzo has played only in the summer league, he has a NBA MVP trophy under his belt. Lonzo’s vision on the court is very impressive and his willingness to pass the ball to his other teammates is outstanding. The Lakers looked like a completely different team this summer.

The Lakers could sneak their way into the 8th seed of the Western conference playoffs next season. With Lonzo Ball leading the way, the Lakers could be on their way back to the top of the NBA.

But then again, this is the NBA Summer League.

Josh Jackson, PHX Suns

Best game vs Utah Jazz: 21pts, 15 rebounds,

He is bringing the afro back in to the NBA. Josh Jackson was very impressive in his summer league play. Jackson averaged 17.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG, and 1.6 APG. Jackson should be a solid addition to the Phoenix Suns.

Jackson brings a flair into the Suns young team. The Suns are still in a rebuilding mode and are looking for a guy to build around, and Jackson could be that guy. If Jackson puts in the work that will be needed to become a super star in the NBA he could become an NBA All-Star.

Jackson was the 4th pick in the 2017 NBA draft. This class could be special and Jackson could be the best in his class.

But then again, this is the NBA Summer League.

Kyle Kuzma, LA Lakers

Best game vs Portland Trail Blazers: 30pts, 10 rebounds

Lonzo Ball was the first pick for the Lakers but the next pick was Kyle Kuzma. Kuzma played for University of Utah, and was selected in the 1st round with the 27th pick.

Ball has looked great on the court this summer mainly because Kyle Kuzma was on the court. The chemistry these two rookies have developed is a great sign for the Lakers future.

Kuzma has expressed to the Lakers that he can play any position on the court if they need too. Kuzma has been over looked because of who he was drafted with, but by the time the NBA season gets to the mid-season point I expect Kuzma to be a rookie All-Star.

Kyle Kuzma averaged 22 PPG, 6.4 RPG, and 2.7 APG in the summer league.

*Feature photo from NBA.com

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