Top Ten Las Vegas Summer League Players
1. Jerryd Bayless: Who cares that him running point was like a Ben Stiller movie or that he managed so few assists his teammates almost decided to bring their own ball on the court to play catch? The kid was transcendent. Floaters, fadeaways, dunks, steals, you name it. If it's got flash, Bayless was unleashing it on someone this week.
2. Kevin Love: You know how some people's college game just doesn't transfer to the pro game? Yeah, Kevin Love won't be having that problem. Tough, resilient, with a range of moves and offensive versatility to go along with the sweetest, yes, outlet pass we've seen, Love was incredibly impressive.
3. Anthony Randolph: Youth and athleticism rules! The lanky Warrior started the week off with a bang and played solid throughout. His impressive handle really made him stand out, along with a tenacious effort on defense.
4. Donte Green: Green was kind of the forgotten draft pick this year, and he absolutely lit up Rockets' opponents with a dazzling array of dunks and aggressiveness. The kid's playing with a chip on his shoulder, and it worked.
5. DJ Augustin: Handle, speed, defense, and a high basketball IQ. That's what you want from a point guard.
6. Pops Mensa-Bonsu: Pops can't do anything else. He hustled, played great defense, and scored in a variety of ways. A team would be right to take a chance on him and save him from another year in Europe.
7. Elton Brown: The double-double machine. The Summer League is all about guys who look great one minute and terrible the next. Brown showed why he was a top player in the D-League last year with a versatile offensive skillset and a physical nature on defense that coaches love.
8. OJ Mayo: The Beale Street Miracle had a few ups and downs with his turnovers, but there's no question that when the kid works inside his offense, he has more talent than anyone else on the floor.
9. Marreese Speights: The guy was unstoppable on the boards and blocked everything in his direction -- he might be everything Samuel Dalembert was supposed to be.
10. JJ Hickson: Earned his points the hard way with very physical play in the paint.
Honorable Mention: CJ Watson, Aaron Brooks, Quincy Douby and Jason Thompson also turned heads at various points in the weekend.