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2014 NBA Summer League: Day 14 Stats And Recap

The 2014 NBA Summer League is in full swing with a boatload of former Big Ten players in action.

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The Summer League is in full swing and there are a bunch of former Big Ten players in action.  Though this is not an NBA site, many of these former Big Ten players are fighting for a roster position in the Summer League.  Success in the pros is highly related to a program's success, which makes the Summer League highly relevant for many of the programs in the Big Ten.  Here are some of the highlights from the day.

We detailed the full Summer League rosters and now we are going to be following those players during their games this summer.  Here are the highlights so far:

With that, let's take a look at how the Big Ten performed on this day of the Summer League.

2014 NBA Summer League Day 14 Stats

Atlanta Hawks

  • Adreian Payne - Michigan State
    • 27 mins, 11 pts, 9 rebs, 2 asts, 1 blk, 1 stl

Charlotte Hornets

  • Noah Vonleh - Indiana
    • 28 mins, 12 pts, 10 rebs, 0 asts, 1 blk, 0 stls
  • Cody Zeller - Indiana
    • DNP

Chicago Bulls

  • Brandon Paul - Illinois
    • DNP

New York Knicks

  • Shannon Brown - Michigan State
    • 14 mins, 6 pts, 1 reb, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • Tim Hardaway, Jr. - Michigan
    • 29 mins, 27 pts, 2 rebs, 0 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • Will Sheehey - Indiana
    • DNP

Sacramento Kings

  • Nik Stauskas - Michigan
    • 25 mins, 9 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 0 stls

San Antonio Spurs

  • Darius Morris - Michigan
    • 18 mins, 0 pts, 2 rebs, 2 asts, 0 blks, 0 stls
  • Deshaun Thomas - Ohio State
    • 20 mins, 11 pts, 1 reb, 1 ast, 0 blks, 1 stl

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Day Fourteen Thoughts

First, here is my intro I am putting in each of these posts:

"Please insert a "grain of salt" warning with everyone of my statements regarding the Summer League.  The competition is much different than your typical NBA regular or postseason game.  Frankly, you just aren't going to run into your LeBron or Durant type of players in the Summer League.  This means that there are some weaknesses in players that just don't get exposed in these type of scenarios."

Essentially, it's fine to watch the Summer League and keep tabs, but if I say a guy is doing very well, don't just assume he's going to be NBA Rookie of the Year next year.  Everything is in the context of the Summer League.

At this point, the Summer League is reaching its end.  The event is crucial in determining NBA rosters and we will have a full picture in a few days of what went down and how it might impact things in the fall.  It will also be interesting to see how each program performed in the event as it's so linked with the program's number of eventual NBA players.  Of course, this will be easier to evaluate once things are finished winding down.

In terms of Day 14, wow.  Several players had massive days including Tim Hardaway, Jr. and Noah Vonleh.  Hardaway appears to be in good shape to lead all Big Ten players in Summer League scoring and Vonleh is truly showing why he is a top notch prospect.  On top of these guys, Adreian Payne and Deshaun Thomas also had big days.  Though fewer Big Ten players participated, this was one of the better days considering how great the top prospects did in Summer League play.

Stay tuned to BTP for more Summer League posts and follow @tbeindit for updates.