The Memphis Grizzlies won the Summer League Championship last night over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke took home the 2019 Summer League MVP award. Also, the All Summer League First Team was announced.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, New Orleans Pelicans
Alexander-Walker, one of the Pelicans three first-round picks, had an impressive summer league. He averaged 24.3 points, six assists, and close to three steals per game. The rookie figures not to play much this season because of the Pelicans depth on the roster. But with his play in Summer League, he could have earned some more minutes.
Jarrett Allen, Brooklyn Nets
Allen is entering his third season with the Nets. He averaged 16.4 points and 10 rebounds per game in Summer League. Allen will be a crucial player for the Nets in this upcoming season and for years to come. The third-year player will fit nicely with the Nets’ new additions.
Brandon Clarke, Memphis Grizzlies
Clarke, the Summer League MVP, had 15 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks in the Championship game. For the Summer League, Clarke averaged 14.6 and 8.6 rebounds per game. With Jaren Jackson Jr., Ja Morant, and Clarke, the Grizzlies now have an intriguing young core. With time to develop, these three players can turn into something special.
Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat
Nunn is entering his second NBA season and he showed major improvement this summer. He averaged 22 points per game in the Summer League. Also, Nunn shot 50 percent from the field and 38 percent from three. Nunn has earned himself a spot in the rotation for the Heat.
Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks
Robinson is another player who showed tremendous growth this summer. Robinson averaged 13 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks per game this summer. He will be a crucial player for the Knicks this season. Robinson should be the starting center and should be an outstanding rim protector for the Knicks.