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NBA Summer time League is BACK!

NBA Summer time League is BACK!


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The 2023 NBA Summer time League is lastly underway after a busy free company week.  There are a complete of 5 video games tonight, though we will likely be specializing in the Miami Warmth vs. Los Angeles Lakers.  The Lakers had a unbelievable free company, and the Warmth proceed to attend on Damian Lillard. The 2 groups will play tonight at 6 PM EST, on the Golden 1 Heart, positioned in Sacramento, California. Additionally, for those who’re seeking to watch or wager on the sport, it would air on ESPN2.  If you’re on the lookout for the perfect betting odds and stats, right here is data to know.

Future 2023-2024 NBA Championship Odds:

*Odds courtesy of DraftKings*

Miami Warmth: +900
Los Angeles Lakers: +1200

NBA Summer time League

*Odds courtesy of DraftKings*

Warmth: +120
Lakers: -140
Over/Below: 163
Unfold: -2.5 Lakers

Warmth Summer time League Roster

Place                         Peak          Weight           Age              College                     Acquired
(F)Nikola Jovic                6-11               225 lbs.           20                                                 #27 Choose 2022
(F)Jamal Cain                  6-7                 205 lbs.           24                 Oakland                  Signed 7/15/22.
(G)Dru Smith                  6-3                 200 lbs.           25                 Missouri                  Signed 7/1/23.
(F) Jamie Jaquez Jr.         6-7                 220 lbs.          22                 UCLA                        #18 2-23
(C) Orlando Robinson     6-11               245 lbs.          22                 Fresno St.                Signed 7/6/22.
(G) Jamaree Bouyea        6-2                 180 lbs.          24                 San Fran                  Signed 7/1/23.
(G) Justin Powell             6-6                 200 lbs.           22                 Washington St.
(G) Chase Audige            6-4                200 lbs.           24                 Northwestern
(G) Caleb Daniels            6-4                210 lbs.           24                 Villanova
(G) Trenton Massner       6-2                175 lbs.           23                 Western Illinois
(G) Alondes Williams      6-4                205 lbs.           25                 Wake Forest
(F)Drew Peterson            6-9                205 lbs.           24                 USC
(F) Taylor Funk                6-9                220 lbs.           26                 Utah State
(F)Ja’von Franklin            6-7                210 lbs.           24                 Georgia Tech
(C)Bradon McCoy           7-0                250 lbs.           26                 UNLV
(C)Patrick Gardner          6-11              250 lbs.           24                 Marist

Roster courtesy of the NBA

Lakers Summer time League Roster

Place                             Peak         Weight            Age             College                     Acquired
(G)Max Christie                   6-5                190 lbs.             20               Michigan State        #35 Choose 2022
(G)Jalen- Hood Schifino      6-6               215 lbs.             20               Indiana                    #17 Choose 2023
(G)Scotty Pippen Jr.             6-1               185 lbs.             22               Vanderbilt                Signed 7/1/22.
(F) Maxwell Lewis                6-7               205 lbs.             20               Pepperdine               from DEN
(F) Cole Swider                    6-9               220 lbs.             24               Syracuse                   Signed 7/1/22.
(C) Colin Castleton              6-11             231 lbs.             23               Florida
(F) Alex Fudge                     6-8               189 lbs.             20               Florida
(G) Damion Baugh               6-4               194 lbs.            22               TCU
(F) LG Figueroa                    6-6               200 lbs.            25                Oregon
(C) Sacha Killeya-Jones        6-11             220 lbs.            24                Kentucky
(F) Paris Bass                        6-8               200 lbs.            27                Detroit Mercy
(G)Bryce Hamilton               6-4                205 lbs.           22                UNLV
(G) D’Moi Hodge                 6-4                185 lbs.           24                Missouri

Warmth Gamers to Watch

Nikola Jovic

(Photograph by Issac Baldizon/NBAE by way of Getty Pictures)

2022-2023 NBA Season:  5.5 PPG | 2.1REB | 0.5 STL | 0.1 BLK | 94.7 % FT | 22.9 % 3PT | 40.1% FG.

Nikola Jovic was the twenty seventh total choose within the 2022 NBA draft and has an opportunity to indicate the Warmth why they drafted him. Though Jovic solely has 15 profession video games below his belt because of a again stress response, he impressed final yr in summer time league.  We noticed him rating 25 factors and drained three’s final summer time towards the Warriors and has gained dimension within the offseason.

Though the Warmth wait on star Damian Lillard, it’s extremely unlikely they’ll commerce Heart Bam Adebayo in the event that they do purchase Lillard. With the resigning of Kevin Love, Jovic will definitely have some competitors towards Orlando Robinson and Thomas Bryant.  

The Warmth anxiously await the event of their Serbian middle, who has glorious basketball IQ, and is a possible three-level scorer.  With the lack of Gabe Vincent and Max Strus, Miami will want extra capturing energy, together with large males to again up Adebayo. 

Jamie Jaquez Jr. 

 (Photograph by Issac Baldizon/NBAE by way of Getty Pictures)

2022-2023 School Season: 17.8 PPG | 8.2 REB | 1.5 STL | 0.6 BLK | 77 % FT | 31 % 3PT | 48% FG.

The Warmth shocked the world once they drafted UCLA Star Jamie Jaquez Jr. seventeenth total within the 2023 NBA Draft.  Led by Head Coach Erik Spoelstra, the Warmth have an superb system with regards to the event of rookies and undrafted gamers.  Jaquez has nice dimension and is a drive on the defensive finish.  As well as, he performed all 4 years for UCLA, and now has the prospect to develop below an elite system created by Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra.

He’s a particularly hard-working particular person who will slot in nicely with the system, and he brings elite perimeter protection to this Miami staff.  Jaquez Jr. averaged greater than 1 steal a sport and has glorious footwork and passing expertise. The Warmth averaged the least variety of factors per sport final season, and Jamie Jaquez Jr. is NBA prepared, and will most probably play and guard a number of positions.

Lakers Gamers to Watch

Jalen Hood-Schifino 

(Photograph by Sarah Stier/Getty Pictures)

2022-2023 School Season: 13.5 PPG | 4.1 REB | 0.8 STL | 0.3 BLK | 77 % FT | 33 % 3PT | 45 % FG.

All eyes will likely be on the rookie this summer time. 

Jalen-Hood-Schifino was drafted seventeenth total within the 2023 NBA draft by the Lakers, and final performed for Indiana.  Though the Lakers have an amazing quantity of expertise and depth of their backcourt, Hood-Schifino might discover a spot within the rotation, particularly if he impresses this summer time. Initially the number of Hood-Schifino was a shock for a lot of Lakers followers, however right here’s what we have to look ahead to:

Hood-Schifino solely had one season in collegiate basketball and wishes some improvement in his sport.  He’s on the taller facet for a guard, and we noticed him play laborious protection, particularly within the NCAA Event.  Though he must work on his three-point shot Hood-Schifino excels with the mid-range jumper and is able to guarding a number of positions because of his dimension.  He additionally has the flexibility to get to the basketball and facilitate the ball.  It will likely be enjoyable to look at him tonight.  

Max Christie

(Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures)

2022-2023 NBA Season: 3.1 PPG | 1.8 REB | 0.2 STL | 0.2 BLK | 87.5 % FT | 41.9 % 3PT | 41.5 % FG.

Max Christie was chosen because the thirty fifth total choose within the 2022 NBA Draft out of Michigan State. Though Christie didn’t play many minutes, and averaged low numbers, it’s time to look at how he produces in summer time league.  There are rumors Max Christie added some weight within the off season and could possibly be a serviceable guard within the NBA.  Additionally, the Lakers lately added a wide range of expertise in free company, nonetheless, that doesn’t imply Christie couldn’t earn a rotation spot. With Schroder and Lonnie Walker IV gone in free company, the door might open for Christie.

The Lakers ranked twenty seventh within the league in three-point capturing final season and may use all the assistance they will get.  Poised to make a playoff run, Christie shot 66.7 p.c from the sector in three video games towards Denver and averaged 7.3 Factors.  It’s necessary to notice, he averaged 7.3 factors in solely quarter-hour averaged per sport.  Though Christie struggled from the three within the playoffs, he’s a profession 41.9 p.c three-point shooter, and is a superb shooter from the road.  The Lakers signing Gabe Vincent, Austin Reaves, D’Angelo Rusell, and Cam Reddish will most probably make it close to inconceivable for Christie to get minutes. It’s his time to shine and present what he can convey to the NBA in his second yr.


 With the Damian Lillard commerce talks happening, it isn’t sure Jamie Jaquez Jr. or Nikola Jovic will likely be on the roster if the Warmth purchase him.   Nonetheless, that is their probability to show themselves to the group and the remainder of the league.  For the Lakers, we are going to see rookie Jalen Hood-Schifino present why he belongs within the NBA, and what he can convey to the staff. 

I just like the Lakers right here, who’ve an abundance of expertise, together with Jalen Hood- Schifino and Scotty Pippen Jr., Max Christie, and Cole Swider. I believe this sport will likely be shut, and I’ve the Lakers at -2.5.  I’m uncertain of the cash line because it’s the primary sport of the summer time league, and we’re uncertain how a lot every star will play.  I’ll take the OVER right here, since summer time league is brief, and that is the time for these gamers to indicate case their abilities.  

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Sara Jane is a full-time content material creator, specializing in each faculty basketball, the NBA, NFL, and author of Ballislife.com. Don’t neglect to comply with her on Twitter/YouTube/Kick/Twitch/Instagram: @GGirlSports.


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