The 6-foot-9 forward was by far and away one of the most impressive players showcased throughout summer league. Anderson blew the competition away with his 41.5 percent shooting from deep and 52.4 percent field-goal shooting. There is no question that he proved his worth this summer. Unfortunately for Anderson, the Spurs loaded roster has stymied him from exploding on the NBA scene. On the plus side, the former one-and-done forward from UCLA is just 22 years old. With San Antonio on the verge of some player turn over, Anderson could figure his way into the regular rotation this upcoming season.
Lyles was unquestionably Utah's most prolific and reliable scorer throughout summer league play. The 6-foot-10 forward connected on 47 percent of his threes and reached at least 20 points in all but one contest. With his dominating summer league performance, it is reasonable to expect Lyles to make some big strides this offseason. Although Derrick Favors currently clogs the middle, Lyles could wind up pressing Rudy Gobert for more minutes. Regardless of how big of jump Lyles takes from his rookie season to this sophomore campaign, there is reason to believe that the former Kentucky star is in store for a better statistical season than one year ago.
Although Johnson was Detroit's leading scorer, his shooting percentages left much to be desired. He shot 35.5 percent from the field and a dismal 26.7 percent from deep. However, Johnson was locked in from the charity stripe, as he made all 18 of his free throw attempts. He also proved to be a force on the defensive end, averaging 2.2 steals per game. With Tobias Harris ahead of the 20-year-old on the depth chart at small forward, Johnson is likely to continue developing his game while serving as Detroit's sixth man in the coming season.
The 29-year-old had previously spent six seasons in the NBA with the Thunder, Hornets and Celtics, but last appeared in the league during the 2013-14 campaign. White was one of the top players on the Torino roster last season, averaging 17.1 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 32.2 minutes per game. If he continues to excel in Italy, White could generate some renewed interest from NBA teams.
Clarke made his NBA debut last season with the Celtics, appearing in three games over the course of his pair of 10-day deals. The team chose not to re-sign him after the conclusion of his second 10-day contract, and Clarke ended up latching on with the Timberwolves for summer league play. He averaged 8.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 23.0 minutes per game in his eight appearances, but that production wasn't enough for him to earn a guaranteed deal from another NBA team. Clarke will attempt to boost his stock overseas before potentially returning to North America in 2017-18.
Green has been a journeyman in his NBA career bouncing around between eight teams in nine season plus two in Russia. It will now all come full circle for the veteran swing-man as he heads back to Boston where he was drafted in 2006. The Celtics already have a trio of established guards on their roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Avery Bradley as well as Jae Crowder and prized rookie Jaylen Brown on the wing, so Green may have a hard time finding time in the rotation early on. However, due to a plethora of assets the Celtics will continue being brought up in trade rumors that could free up space for Green on the court. He averaged 8.9 points and 1.2 triples in 22.6 minutes per game in Miami last season.
Green will pay a $560 fine and his assault and battery charge will both be expunged. The All Star forward was accused of striking a man at a restaurant in East Lansing, Michigan, where Green attended college at Michigan State. Now that his case is closed, Green will be able to fully focus on playing for Team USA at this summer's Olympics.
Nowitzki originally agreed to a two-year contract worth around $40 million, but the Mavs have officially upped the number for their veteran forward. He'll be joined in the team's frontcourt by newcomers Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes, but Nowitzki will likely remain a solid scoring weapon and viable fantasy option.
Grant emerged as one of Philadelphia's most dependable offensive assets last season. His shortened summer league appearance likely indicates that Philadelphia knows he has little to prove at that level. Grant is one year removed from averaging 9.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per contest with the 76ers. Last season, Philadelphia possessed 10 players who each netted eight or more points per game. When you factor Ben Simmons into that equation it generates the notion that something has to give. Grant has proven he can succeed at the professional level, but with a clustered rotation only time will tell if his production takes a backseat.
Vonleh opted to jump ship to the NBA after one season at Indiana which, in retrospect, may not have been the best decision for his growth as a player. In two professional seasons, Vonleh has posted 3.6 points and 3.8 boards per game. However, it seems as though the former lottery pick may finally be projecting into the player scouts once thought he would become. Vonleh led Portland in the rebounding column and proved to be one of the team's most reliable offensive options this summer. Despite the emergence of Mason Plumlee, the Trail Blazers still haven't completely filled the void left from LaMarcus Aldridge's departure last season. In a perfect world, Vonleh would step up and surface as a solid contributor. However, whether or not the 20-year-old has the ability to cement his presence in the rotation remains to be seen.