NBA Summer League has been getting more popular year after year. A lot of rookies and second-year players show up to showcase their skills for there teams. Sometimes some veteran players are looking to get back into the NBA play to show they can still play on the NBA level. As always some rookies stand out more than others.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker New Orleans Pelicans
Alexander-Walker was drafted 17th overall in the NBA draft. With all the hype over Zion Williamson, many people forgot about Alexander-Walker. He is putting on a show in Las Vegas, Alexander-Walker is averaging 24 points and seven assists per game. The former Virginia Tech star can score and guard multiple positions. He will not be called upon much as a rookie for the Pelicans because of the guard depth they have, but in a couple of years, he will be ready to take over.
Tyler Herro Miami Heat
Herro drafted by the Miami Heat to be a shooter. He is averaging 19 points per game. Herro shooting percentages are not great; he is shooting 39 percent from the field and 33 percent from three. Although his shooting percentage is low, Herro does not lack confidence; he shoots all his shoots without hesitation. Herro has shown the ability to score off the dribble and create shots for his teammates. The Heat have drafted a solid player In Herro, let’s see how he does in his rookie season
Carson Edwards Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics selected Carson Edwards in the 2nd round of the NBA draft. So far in Summer League, Edwards is looking worthy of a lottery pick. He is averaging 18 points per game on 52 percent shooting. The one thing Edwards can do is score, at Purdue last season Edwards averaged 24 points per game and shot 36 percent from three. Edwards play in Summer League could land a key role in coming off the bench for the Celtics.