Brooklyn Nets Summer League: Summer Nets Come Up Short Against Lonzo Ball, Lakers
For two players who seem destined to have successful NBA careers as underrated do-it-all perimeter cogs, Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie showed perhaps the most encouraging signs for any Nets fan from this Summer League experience by flashing the willingness to be assertive offensively.
From the opening tip-off of the Nets-Lakers Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal game, LeVert and Dinwiddie played with lit infernos under their glutes to find their own shots. Whether by moving off-ball attentively to find space for spot-ups, knocking down stepback jumpers, flying down the court in transition in a high-paced matchup, or even just attacking their defenders off simple but direct drives to the rim, LeVert and Dinwiddie did it all to try to quickly score on the often out-of-sorts Lakers defense. LeVert and Dinwiddie combined for 31 points in the first half and 45 for the entire game.