The NBA's Las Vegas Summer League is the annual stage upon which roster hopefuls, young stars, and celebrated rookies shine. Each July, pursuant to the previous season's end, NBA connoisseurs' basketball palates are whetted in anticipation of their franchises' future prospects. This summer, a handful of promising rookies and young veterans provided a scintillating glimpse into round-ball's crystal ball.
While the Chicago Bulls' summer squad capped the showcase with a rousing 84-82 overtime triumph against Minnesota, prior to Monday night's championship thriller, the NBA announced its 2016 All-Summer League selections. Though rising Timberwolves guard Tyus Jones nabbed MVP honors; highly-touted recent draft picks Ben Simmons, Jaylen Brown and Thon Maker stole the show.
Here's a quick look at the players who made the most of their time in the desert.
All-NBA Summer League First Team:
- Tyus Jones (Minnesota Timberwolves)
- Jordan McRae (Cleveland Cavaliers)
- Bobby Portis (Chicago Bulls)
- Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76'ers)
- Alan Williams (Phoenix Suns)
- Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics)
- Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Kelly Oubre Jr. (Washington Wizards)
- Norman Powell (Toronto Raptors)
- Tyler Ulis (Phoenix Suns)
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