The Spurs finished 5-0 in the NBA Summer League this past week. That’s not really saying much in the grand scheme of things, but it beats going 0-5 any day. The Spurs’ top draft pick, James Anderson, did not participate in the Summer League due to a bad hamstring. Well that bodes well for the future. OK, fine, I will reserve judgement a little longer. Also, it’s worth noting that none of the Spurs stars, young or old, were on this year’s team and they still handled up. Nice..
Here are the averages of the best performers for the Spurs in this year’s Summer League:
Tyler Wilkerson: 12 ppg, 6.5 rpg – Best game: 20 points, 9 rebounds, one assist.
Alonzo Gee: 14.2 ppg – Best Game: 24 points, four rebounds, four steals, one assist.
Gary Neal: 16 ppg – Best Game: 25 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals
Curtis Jerrells had a 20 point game, but not much else of note, and we saw him last season so we kind of know what he can do.
I like Gary Neal so far, and he has made a strong case for himself with his three-point shooting, and Wilkerson has some potential as well since he can grab some boards. I like Gee’s scoring, but his turnovers (3.8 per game) are terrible.
James Gist sprained his wrist and missed the second half of Summer League play. The injury may have hurt his chances of moving on with the Spurs this season, and it’s a shame he couldn’t compete a little longer. We’ll have to wait and see I guess.
Neal, Wilkerson, Gee, and Jerrells will probably all be at the Spurs training camp.