It is the final day of the NBA Summer League “regular season.” Five Wildcats hit the court today, including a couple of Wildcat vs. Wildcat games. Omari Spellman (Atlanta Hawks) and Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls) squared off. Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers) and Daniel Ochefu (New York Knicks) play in the nightcap and serve as the finale.
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!
With John Collins sitting out for the third game of Summer League, it opened up an opportunity for Spellman to start against the Bulls. Through 32 minutes of action, Spellman was able to put up a double-double performance in the Hawks’ 101-93 victory over Chicago. He finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and a steal. Spellman went 3-for-10 overall on the floor.
Arcidiacono was in the starting lineup once again for the Bulls, running point in their loss to the Hawks. While it wasn’t a big game for him scoring-wise, Arcidiacono had another solid all-around game, getting involved in different areas of the court. He scored just three points off of a 1-for-4 shooting performance, but added four rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block.
Once again, Josh Hart was the leading man for the Los Angeles Lakers. Hart is still tearing up the Las Vegas NBA Summer League and had another big game in the Lakers’ 109-92 win over New York. Hart had a team-high 27 points, with 18 of those coming form the first half of the game. He was 8-for-16 on the floor. Overall, it was a solid all-around game for Hart, who also contributed six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. He also kept the turnovers down, only giving away the ball once.
The Lakers will head into the Summer League playoffs as one of five teams with an undefeated 3-0 record. Aside from the purple and gold, Phoenix, Denver, Portland, and Houston also traversed their three-game slate without a loss.
The Knicks kept their rotation short and tight on Tuesday night. Ochefu saw very limited action, checking in for a minute during the first half of the 109-92 loss to the Lakers.