Professional basketball is a year-round sport and Summer League is a big reason why.
Even in July there’s plenty to get excited about, and we’ve selected the best on-court moments for your consumption.
Trae Young heating up at last
Trae Young was averaging 11.8 points on 16-66 shooting before Tuesday night’s game, as Atlanta became the most panic-stricken city in America.
But the drought is finally over, with Young making it rain to the tune of 24 points on 7-13 shooting from distance.
Thank Christ for that.
Furkan Korkmaz dropping 40
Show me one person who saw this coming and I’ll show you a Furkan lier.
Furkan Korkmaz hits 8 threes and finishes with 40 points 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Y7pvA2WbgC
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) July 7, 2018
Kevin Knox kicking endless ass
Knicks first-round pick Kevin Knox is straight up shredding teams, averaging 23.3 points (equal second in Summer League) in the process.
— NBA (@NBA) July 11, 2018
Josh Jackson rejecting the living hell out of Marvin Bagley
It’s one thing for someone to block your shot, it’s another thing to have his nuts in your face while he does it.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 8, 2018
#1 vs #2
Ayton vs Bagley, the matchup everyone wanted to see.
Ayton finished with 21 & 12, while Bagley put up 15 & 7.
Marvin Bagley posterizing Mo Wagner
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 3, 2018
Wendell Carter blocking shots like a man possessed
Summer League can be deceiving, but Carter is looking like one hell of a defensive player so far.
16 points / 9 rebounds / 5 blocks.
— NBA (@NBA) July 8, 2018
Donovan Mitchell rocking a Karl Malone jersey
Much respect to Donovan Mitchell, for showing much respect to the Mailman.
— Karl Malone (@TheDeliverer_32) July 7, 2018