Summer League play is well underway in Las Vegas. Here are some updates from Saturday and Sunday’s games for Omari Spellman (Atlanta Hawks), Phil Booth (Cleveland Cavaliers), and Eric Paschall (Golden State Warriors).
Each time a former Wildcat hits the court for Summer League play, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often!
Spellman seemed to have some rust in his first taste of NBA action. The Hawks lost their Summer League opener to the Milwaukee Bucks, 89-83, on Saturday. Spellman was in the starting five for Atlanta. Through 26 minutes, he had eight points (on 3-of-13 shooting, 1-for-6 from long range), eight rebounds, one assist, three blocks, and three turnovers.
The following day, Spellman was able to bounce back and enjoy a solid performance, despite the fact that the Hawks lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Spellman returned to the starting lineup, and he was able to find his scoring touch. He was the lone bright spot for Atlanta in a lopsided 90-66 loss. For a majority of the game, Spellman was the only Hawk to score in double figures, until some teammates were able to eclipse the mark late in the game. Spellman finished with a team-high 16 points (7-of-12 shooting), eight boards, and three blocks.
Up Next: vs. Indiana on Tuesday, July 9, at 5:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
Booth didn’t play in the Cavaliers’ 82-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls.
Up Next: vs. Boston on Monday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
On Saturday, Paschall was sidelined for the Warriors’ game against the Toronto Raptors. Golden State won over the Toronto Raptors, 80-71.
It was later revealed that Paschall sat out due to a tailbone injury, but he may return for Golden State’s game against the Lakers on Monday night.
Up Next: vs. Lakers on Monday, July 8, at 11:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)