An interesting tweet from John Reid:
Still think the Pelicans are looking closely at one of their summer league small forwards to emerge for a roster spot.— John Reid (@JohnReid64) July 14, 2014
Oddly, SF is the main position that hasn't been a bright spot for the Pelicans so far - Patric Young and Jeff Withey have been playing well, Russ Smith has been better at distributing, and Courtney Fells has been shooting lights out. Perhaps DeQuan Jones is the man who has the inside track at the SF position - he has played well and had a great year in the D-League last year to back it up.
The undefeated SummerPellies are back in action today at 5:30pm CT against the Spurs - this game won't be on NBATV, either, so you'll have to shell out the fifteen bucks on the NBA's website if you want to watch it.
The starters from the last game were:
PG - Russ Smith
SG - Josh Carter
SF - Josh Howard
PF - Patric Young
C - Jeff Withey
Bryan Gates went with a two towers lineup, with both Young and Withey clogging up the lane (perhaps that's why Russ Smith couldn't score last game). Josh Howard barely played (12 minutes of action), while Courtney Fells saw a ton of action off the bench - almost 24 minutes. Look for Fells and DeQuan Jones to potentially slip into the starting lineup or, at the very least, play a lot of minutes.
For the SummerSpurs, Kyle Anderson is definitely the headliner by my standards. You wouldn't really expect Slo Mo to turn in a great Summer League performance - his skills are predicated on working in a system and creating for teammates. However, he still has 3 assists and 5 rebounds per game thus far, along with a putrid 28% field goal percentage.