Friday, July 17, 2009

Recapping the Summer League

The Las Vegas Summer League ended yesterday for the Toronto Raptors. In the final game, the Raptors edged out the Bucks 84-83, thanks to a last second shot by Quincy Douby. The Raptors finished 3-2 in all, winning the last 3 games.

I don't know who impressed me more--DeMar DeRozan or Quincy Douby. Both put up exceptional numbers. In these 5 summer league games, DeRozan averaged 17 PPG and 4.2 RPG. Not bad for a rookie whose never played at the NBA level. Granted, this is the summer league, and the competition isn't great..but he certainly gave a good first impression.

I was shocked by Douby's performances. For a guy who was lucky to get off the bench last season, he certainly impressed. He averaged 18 PPG and 3.8 APG.

Summer league doesn't mean much...but it's always nice to get a first impression of players, and see if any improvements have been made from the previous season.

With the exception of the front office, the summer is over for the Toronto Raptors. No draft, no summer league--now we just have to wait until training camp in September.

Meanwhile, Jarett Jack coming to Toronto may very well happen in the upcoming days. Indiana is yet to match any offer, and probably won't.

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