Sport 5 NBA rookies (not named Lonzo Ball) who wowed us in Summer League

16:55  18 july  2017
16:55  18 july  2017 Source:   For The Win

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Los Angeles Lakers star-in-the-making Lonzo Ball was the 2017 Summer League MVP, and we all paid extremely close attention to what he did on the court and what he wore on his feet. That means you may have missed some other rookies who might wow us in the regular season, too.

5 NBA rookies ( not named Lonzo Ball ) who wowed us in Summer League . Proof that Lonzo Ball winning Summer League MVP means absolutely nothing. The Houston Rockets are for sale, and they deserve a 'Flawless' owner: Beyonce.

5 NBA rookies (not named Lonzo Ball) who wowed us in Summer League© Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports 5 NBA rookies (not named Lonzo Ball) who wowed us in Summer League Los Angeles Lakers star-in-the-making Lonzo Ball was the 2017 Summer League MVP, and we all paid extremely close attention to what he did on the court and what he wore on his feet.

That means you may have missed some other rookies who might wow us in the regular season, too. Who knows? Maybe they end up having a better rookie year than LaVar's kid.

Here are a few of those names with some of their highlights:

1. Dennis Smith Jr.

If Ball wasn't around, this Dallas Mavericks guard would be the one with all the Summer League buzz. Look at what the ninth overall selection in this year's draft did:

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5 NBA rookies ( not named Lonzo Ball ) who wowed us in Summer League . Proof that Lonzo Ball winning Summer League MVP means absolutely nothing. The Houston Rockets are for sale, and they deserve a 'Flawless' owner: Beyonce.

5 NBA rookies ( not named Lonzo Ball ) who wowed us in Summer League . Proof that Lonzo Ball winning Summer League MVP means absolutely nothing. The Houston Rockets are for sale, and they deserve a 'Flawless' owner: Beyonce.

Some sweet passing, but watching the 6-foot-3 guard drive to the hoop at will was a joy.

2. John Collins

We found out the Atlanta Hawks rookie can jump out of the gym.


3. Bam Adebayo

Speaking of high-flyers, the forward raised some eyebrows with his play this summer.


4. Josh Jackson

A two-way threat did some great things on both ends of the court:


5. Jayson Tatum

He looked exactly like the scorer the Boston Celtics drafted him to be.

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5 NBA rookies ( not named Lonzo Ball ) who wowed us in Summer League . Proof that Lonzo Ball winning Summer League MVP means absolutely nothing. The Houston Rockets are for sale, and they deserve a 'Flawless' owner: Beyonce.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting. A long time ago we said the class of 2016 was special. It delivered in college basketball last year and the early returns in the NBA summer league are exciting. Lonzo Ball has tremendous passing vision.

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