Power Ranking: Best Lakers summer league players

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8. Josh Selby

It’s amazing that just one year ago, Selby was Summer League MVP. However, this year, he was FAR from an MVP. As a hit and miss player, he was far more miss than hit. It’s clear that Selby hasn’t learned how to harness his athleticism and utilize it best for him. He doesn’t have a jump shot (0-7 3-point from 3), but he can’t get to the rim and (4-19 on 2-pointers). And much like every other point guard the Lakers had this summer, they couldn’t create for others with just 9 assists in 5 games. Compare that with his 11 turnovers and you can see his efficiency as a point guard.

Jul 14, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Selby calls the play for the Lakers offense during an NBA Summer League game against the Portland Trailblazers at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

7. Lazar Hayward

A story of deceiving stats is that of Hayward. Hayward had a 13-point performance and a 7-point outing. However, much like Selby, his inefficiency often hurt him. He often forced the situation and a lot of his points came as a direct result of constantly leaking out defensively. However, Hayward was a pest defensively and was apart of a solid Lakers perimeter defense unit. Thanks to his energy and hustle, he could find a niche in the league, but his game needs a lot more refining.

 

6. Michael Snaer

Snaer started off strong in the summer league, scoring 12 points in the opener. Through the first couple games, Snaer was viewed as a possible training camp invite and arguably the best player in summer league beside Marcus Landry. However, Snaer disappeared in the final two games, scoring 6 points against the Bucks and none against the Warriors. Still, Snaer is absolutely someone the Lakers should keep tabs on, hopefully while on the Los Angeles D-Fenders. His solid defense and play-making ability, as well as his impressive rebounding for a guard (4.2 rebounds a game in 18.6 minutes). Given him a year to hone in on his skills and he could be a breakout player next summer.

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