The last two seasons, I’ve been out in Vegas for NBA Summer League. It’s a unique time filled with bad basketball, broken hearts (if you’re trying to make a team and don’t), lots of booze (if you’re staying at the SB Nation house), and lots of bacon.
So far for the Warriors, the young fellas have been impressive. Jordan Bell went and did some crazy Draymond Green-esque stuff, wherein he literally stuffed the box score like a plump Thanksgiving turkey. Stuffed it all the way up, more stuffed than a nostril with a summer cold. Stuffed like a trip to the taxidermist. Stuffed like a, uh, yeah you get my point.
The Warriors' rookie already out here posting a 5x5 pic.twitter.com/B8FHnUJ1zQ— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 12, 2017
Afterwards, he tweeted this:
Just trying to be like draymond— Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) July 12, 2017
Yessssss. I love this.
It sure seems as if the Warriors’ rookie is enjoying his first couple weeks as a pro baller.
Meanwhile, Patrick McCaw continues to prove that he’s on track to win the MVP of the league someday, thereby reinforcing every single happy thought in Nate’s head.
So, what will we see tonight? The Warriors enter tournament play with nothing really to prove. They are 0-3, and will be facing the Timberwolves for the second consecutive day. It’s all about continued development from their young core of Bell, Damian Jones, Patrick McCaw, and Kevon Looney. But, as Looney did not play in the last game, we’ll have to keep an eye on his status.
In completely unrelated news — and because there’s only so much you can write about Summer League — here is something that made me chuckle quietly:
Say what you will about me, but no one can doubt my credentials as a discriminating connoisseur of fine didgeridoos. pic.twitter.com/Yf4med36ED— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) July 12, 2017
How to watch:
Time: 3:30pm PT
Where: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
TV: ESPN 2
The winner of today’s match will face the Celtics (featuring Jayson Tatum) tomorrow at 3:30pm. If the Warriors lose again, they’ll be done for the tournament, so get your basketball on while you can! It’s almost the doldrums of summer, wherein games become far and few between.