The first four games of the Orlando Pro Summer League are in the books. Let’s take a look back at some of today’s superlatives.
Best Individual Performance: Terrence Williams, New Jersey Nets. Starting at point guard, Williams put on a show, with 23 points, 1 rebound, 7 assists, and 3 monstrous dunks. He didn’t get much help from his teammates, however, as no one else scored more than 11, and his Nets fell to the 76ers by an 84-74 final.
Breakout Performance: Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers. The second-round draft pick got off to a hot start against the Orlando Magic as Indiana cruised to victory, scoring a game-high 21 points with 3 assists. His ability to drive and finish wowed the spectators and made him a trending topic on Twitter. In a Summer-League game. Let’s not forget that detail.
Most Disappointing Performance: Daniel Orton, Magic. Orlando ran its offense through its rookie center in the post, but he struggled to get anything working. He shot 1-of-8 from the field in 13 minutes of play before earning an ejection for fighting Pacers big man Josh McRoberts. Orton also had 4 turnovers and 5 fouls, with just 3 rebounds. He has a lot of work to do.