The biggest tournament of the summer for people that don’t like kicking balls starts today in Las Vegas. That’s right, it’s the NBA Summer League tournament.
Afrer playing three games to be seeded, the Cavaliers earned the eighth seed with a 2-1 record. They’re up against the Kings, who snagged the 24th seed.
Cleveland’s team has played fairly well and has a chance to win the whole thing if Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic continue to show up. Osman is averaging 20 points, 4.5 assists, and 8 boards a night, while Zizic is getting 20.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 12.5 boards. Both guys have looked like seasoned professional players. Which isn’t all that surprising, since both were pros before turning 18.
Colin Sexton has been getting 16.7 a game and showing his effort. It hasn’t been all pretty, but he has shown enough flashes that he’s going to be worth watching. The Cavs may win it all on the back of two guys that are too experienced for this run, but I’ll take another title anyway even if it’s not a prestigious one.
The Kings are led by number two draft pick Marvin Bagley III.