JJJ Started and was co points leader for the C's with 17. Kris Joseph came off the bench and also scored 17 and 11 rebounds. Johnsons stat line however was also impressive adding 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Sully chipped in 11 and 7 and Jamar Smith scored 13. Melo played almost 17 minutes and was held scoreless, only had 3 rebounds, but did at least block 2 shots. Am I the only one unimpressed with Melo so far?
Anyway, Pistons guard Brandon Knight was the story as Detroit routed the C's bringing them to 3-1 in Summer League action.
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Some personal viewpoints...
-I like JJJ's game and he is gonna get better. Moore has looked good despite todays 6 point 4 turnover performance. I like Dionte Christmas, he scored 10 points again and 8 rebounds. He has been consistent in each contest.
-Sully is gonna be fine. He is a big man with lots of nice low post moves and he is quick with a jumpshot but is gonna need to improve in all those categories to bang with the NBA's bigs...which I dont think he will have a problem with eventually.
-Kris Joseph is proving he will have a job in the NBA and if what I see in Summer League can translate on the NBA level, he will be a sleeper for us. And good drafting to DA if he pans out, cuz he looks legit. May need to work on his 3 point shooting (0-3?).
-Jamar Smith is like Dionte, very interesting player who has avged 10.5 ppg in the Summer League. Was 3-6 from deep vs the Pistons today. I like his game but Dionte seems to have a better all round game.
-Fab? I dont know what to say. Maybe I am being unfair but he is pretty damn raw. He has the size to at least give presence inside but I wonder if he is strong enough to handle NBA 5's.
A bid to end the Orlando Pro Summer League with an undefeated record ended Thursday afternoon for the Boston Celtics. They fell 93-79 to the Detroit Pistons in the first game of the day at Amway Center’s practice court, dropping their overall record to 3-1.
Boston’s coaching staff altered its starting lineup in order to get a better look at some players who had played limited minutes through the first three games. That decision resulted in the Celtics displaying some sloppy play early on, and they could never dig themselves out of an early deficit.