The Orlando Magic Pro Summer League concluded Thursday with the Dallas Mavericks earning the bragging rights of league champion this year.
It was a grueling six days of summer league basketball in Orlando. Coaches, players, team personnel, and fans were in exhaustion by the end of the leagues’ duration. Most players had not played the grueling five games in six days since youth leagues like AAU. But that’s exactly what a lot of these young men had to do to audition for NBA roster spots.
At times game action wasn’t necessarily dazzling or spectacular. Some games lost interest after the starting minutes. And some were nail bitters ending with game winners. Not every player had a great showing but there were some standout performances from players attempting to earn NBA roster spots.
*Guaranteed lottery selections and players under current NBA contracts were excluded