OFSDaRon Holmes
C DEN
Mon 7/15/24 10:23 AM

Holmes announced via social media that he's scheduled to undergo surgery Monday to repair his torn right Achilles' tendon.
EDGE Analysis
The first-round draft pick out of Dayton suffered the injury in his first appearance for the Nuggets on Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League. He'll face a lengthy and arduous recovery process from surgery and is expected to miss the entire 2024-25 season, and his availability for Summer League in 2025 could also be affected. The Nuggets had been hopeful that Holmes would slot in as their top backup to Nikola Jokic during the upcoming season, but Dario Saric, Peyton Watson, DeAndre Jordan and Zeke Nnaji now look to be the top contenders to fill frontcourt minutes on the second unit.

Matas Buzelis
F CHI
Mon 7/15/24 12:23 AM

Buzelis posted 28 points (10-22 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds and two steals in 33 minutes during Sunday's 92-82 loss to the Warriors in Summer League.
EDGE Analysis
Buzelis expanded upon his 15-point performance against the Bucks on Saturday with a 28-point outburst Sunday against Golden State. Buzelis was able to find his shot Sunday, tying for a game-high four three-pointers made after missing all four attempts in his previous outing. The 11th overall pick could see a substantial role for the Bulls this season with their uncertainty across the roster.

Julian Strawther
SG/F DEN
Sun 7/14/24 11:56 PM

Strawther went for 32 points (10-21 FG, 6-12 3Pt, 6-10 FT), five assists, three rebounds, one steal and a block in 34 minutes during Sunday's 84-81 loss to the Raptors at Summer League.
EDGE Analysis
Strawther has been impressive offensively in two Summer League appearances, averaging 28.5 points per game. The Gonzaga product seems to be dealing with a minor ankle injury, so it wouldn't be surprising if he is shut down for the remainder of Summer League considering his performance to this point. Strawther could play his way into the rotation this year if he continues to produce offensively, especially with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope departing for Orlando.

Zaccharie Risacher
F ATL
Sun 7/14/24 10:29 PM

Risacher recorded 11 points (4-12 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-5 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a block in 29 minutes during Sunday's 79-76 loss to the Hawks in Summer League.
EDGE Analysis
Risacher posted a second consecutive double-digit scoring outing to kick off Summer League but struggled with efficiency. The first-overall pick has especially struggled from deep, shooting just 25.0 percent from three over his first two outings. Despite his struggle to kick off Summer League, he is a proven proficient three-point shooter, logging 45.0 percent from beyond the arc across 23 games during the EuroCup in 2023-24, so it will be surprising if his shooting woes continue for an extended period.

Tristan da Silva
F ORL
Sun 7/14/24 9:54 PM

Da Silva recorded 23 points (8-13 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and two steals in 26 minutes during Sunday's 91-86 win over the Pelicans in the Summer League.
EDGE Analysis
Da Silva built upon a 13-point outing in Friday's win over the Cavaliers with a 23-point outburst against the Pelicans Sunday. The Colorado product has been a highly efficient scorer, shooting 57.9 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from three. Despite the strong start to Summer League, Da Silva will face an uphill battle to a significant role for the Magic come the regular season due to their depth at the wing positions.

Reed Sheppard
G HOU
Sun 7/14/24 9:26 PM

Sheppard went for 22 points (9-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, five steals and a block across 32 minutes during Sunday's 109-91 victory over the Wizards at Summer League.
EDGE Analysis
Sheppard stuffed the stat sheet Sunday, recording a game-high seven assists and tying a game-high five steals. The third overall pick was also effective creating in the midrange, finding shots for himself and teammates. Sheppard has been impressive to kick off Summer League, averaging 22.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 blocks in 31.0 minutes per game across two appearances.

Adem Bona
C PHI
Sun 7/14/24 9:11 PM

Bona agreed to a four-year, $8 million rookie contract with the 76ers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Bona was drafted with the 41st overall pick in the 2024 draft and has secured a rookie contact after a solid start to the Summer League. The UCLA product has averaged 6.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in 22.7 minutes per game in the Summer League thus far. It will likely be difficult for Bona to crack the rotation with Andre Drummond already serving as backup to Joel Embiid.

Alex Sarr
PF/C WAS
Sun 7/14/24 8:58 PM

Sarr recorded eight points (4-14 FG, 0-5 3Pt), four rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 29 minutes during Sunday's Summer League game against the Rockets.
EDGE Analysis
The offensive struggles continue for Sarr, who has shot just 30.7 percent from the floor across two Summer League appearances. Despite the offensive woes, the second overall pick provided value with solid interior defense once again Sunday, tying for a game-high two blocks.

DTDStephon Castle
G/SF SAS
Sun 7/14/24 8:18 PM

Castle suffered a right wrist sprain during Saturday's win over Portland and is out for the remainder of Summer League, Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Castle injured his right wrist after a fall during Saturday's game against Portland, and he will remain sidelined for the remainder of Summer League as the Spurs play it safe with the fourth overall pick. Castle flashed the potential that made him a highly touted prospect in this year's draft during limited action in Summer League, putting up 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal Saturday against the Trail Blazers. Castle will likely serve as a key player for San Antonio off the bench to begin the 2024-25 campaign.

Craig Porter
G CLE
Sun 7/14/24 5:35 PM

Porter logged 15 points (5-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven assists, six rebounds, a steal and a block across 21 minutes of Sunday's 112-81 win over Milwaukee in Summer League.
EDGE Analysis
Porter paced Cleveland in assists and trailed only Emoni Bates in points. Porter is entering his second NBA season, and figures to play a semi-regular role off the bench for the Cavs after averaging 5.6 points, 2.3 assists and 2.1 rebounds across 12.7 minutes in 51 games as a rookie.