NBA Summer League is in full swing RJ-Barrett currently has a total of 7 of 33 in the two battles, of which 3 points are 2 of 13. The poor performance has made the fans sound of "parallel imports". However, fans of the Knicks and RJ-Barrett should not be discouraged. In fact, even if they are better than Curry and James, their performance in the summer league was not satisfactory and was questioned at the time, but in the end it was Does not affect their future achievements. Today, let’s take a look at the youthful performance of those NBA superstars in the summer league.
When participating in the draft in 2009, many scouts questioned whether Curry’s brilliant shooting on the college court could be transformed into the NBA court, because the players in the NBA are much stronger than the college players, and the scouts strongly suspect that Curry is better. Is it possible to maintain a high hit rate in high-intensity games? And this suspicion was quickly confirmed in the subsequent summer league. In the first summer league, Curry was 4 of 14. In addition, Curry had 4 turnovers while sending only 3 assists. After playing the entire summer league, Curry made a total of 80 shots and 26 shots, only 32.5% from the field.
Before the 2008 draft, the media had been hyping the dispute between Ross and Beasley for the top pick. In the end, Ross High School was the top pick, and Beasley followed closely behind and won the second place. With the end of the draft, Ross Beasley’s heated debate about who is better should have gradually cooled down, but the arrival of the summer league has brought this issue to heat up again. The two men’s first summer league game was a face-to-face contest. Rose's first career shot ended with three non-sticks. In the first game, Rose had 10 points, 4 assists and 5 turnovers. At the other end of the court, Beasley easily scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. Rose continued to slump in the second game, scoring 9 points with 2 of 9 points. After the two games, Rose did not play in the summer league due to a knee injury. On the other side, Beasley averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds in the summer league. The media began to frantically question whether the Bulls chose the wrong person. But a year later, Rose became the best rookie, and two more years later,Rose became the youngest most valuable player in the regular season. Beasley's NBA career was spent in displacement.
James already had the nickname of the little emperor before the 2003 draft. After being selected by the Cavaliers as the top pick, James only handed over 37 in the 2003 summer league. % Of his field goal percentage. What’s even more surprising is that he, known for his passing vision and technique, has only one more assists than turnovers in the entire summer league. The Cavaliers led by James only scored in 4 games. 1 victory, including in the lastIn the game, James only hit 2 goals in 14 shots and scored 9 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist. At the same time, there were 5 turnovers.
Duncan became the top pick in the 1997 NBA Draft. After four years in college, Duncan's technical completion has been very high, so everyone takes it for granted that Duncan will immediately contribute to the Spurs, of course, dominating the summer league is not a problem. But surprisingly, the Jazz’s Ostertag dominated Duncan on both ends of the offense and defense. Facing Duncan’s defense, Ostertag had 23 points and 10 baskets.In contrast, Duncan only scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. In the end, Ostertag led the Jazz to a 85:59 victory over the Spurs.
above The four superstars all have unbearable summer league experiences, but this does not prevent them from becoming superstars in the future. After all, the summer league is a game where newcomers adapt to high-intensity confrontation and develop their new skills in actual combat. We should also believe that Tanhua RJ-Barrett will not be discouraged by the performance of the first two summer league games.