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NBA Wildcat Watch: Las Vegas Summer League Roundup (July 8)

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Another loaded day of summertime hoops.

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We’ve reached the halfway point of the NBA Summer League “regular season.” Day three is here and it’s another loaded day of hoops. Seven Wildcats are in action today, including an-almost couple of Wildcat vs. Wildcat showdowns. Jalen Brunson (Dallas Mavericks) and Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks) were set to square off, but DiVincenzo was still dealing with an injury. However, it seems like Josh Hart (Los Angeles Lakers) and Ryan Arcidiacono (Chicago Bulls) will play in the nightcap.

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!

Kris Jenkins

Kris Jenkins did not play in the Spurs’ 95-90 win over the Washington Wizards.

Up Next: vs. Portland on Tuesday, July 10, at 4 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Omari Spellman

Omari Spellman came off the bench and provided eight points, seven boards, three steals, and a pair of blocks. Another game for the big man where although he was struggling with the three-ball, he was contributing in a variety of ways. However, it was a rough game for the Hawks, who fell behind early and never recovered. They fell to the Trail Blazers, 85-68.

Up Next: vs. Chicago on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Jalen Brunson

Brunson was in the starting five for the Mavericks’ game with the Milwaukee Bucks. It was another rough game for Brunson, who couldn’t find a rhythm offensively. The 6-foot-3 point guard logged a game-high 26 minutes, but finished with six points off of 1-for-9 shooting (and 1-for-4 from deep). He also had three rebounds, three steals, two assists, and five turnovers.

The Mavericks beat the Bucks, 81-78.

Up Next: vs. Golden State on Monday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

Donte DiVincenzo

DiVincenzo missed another Summer League game due to a groin injury. The Bucks ended up losing a close one to the Mavericks.

Up Next: vs. Denver on Monday, July 9, at 9 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Daniel Ochefu

The Knicks fell to the Jazz, 90-85, on Sunday night. Ochefu came off the bench and added 16 minutes on the floor, contributing four points, four rebounds, one assist, one block, and a steal. He was 2-for-2 overall.

Up Next: vs. Lakers on Tuesday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Josh Hart

Josh Hart was active and in the starting lineup for the Lakers’ 69-60 victory over the Bulls. Hart put together another high-scoring performance, leading the way with a game-high 19 points. While his 5-for-15 shooting doesn’t look all that efficient, he was pretty good from beyond the arc, where he went 4-of-7. He did most of his damage in the first half, where he accumulated 16 of his 19 points. Apart from that, Hart also had six rebounds, three assists, and one steal.

Up Next: vs. New York on Tuesday, July 10, at 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

Ryan Arcidiacono

Arcidiacono and the Bulls couldn’t get much going offensively. He was once again in the starting five and played a game-high 31 minutes. However, he was limited to just five points, off of a 2-for-9 shooting performance. Arcidiacono also had nine rebounds, three assists, and four turnovers.

Up Next: vs. Atlanta on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 p.m. ET (NBA TV)