Summer League wrap up: a player-by-player breakdown
Three returners, draft picks, and players fighting for a chance on the roster, let’s recap the Portland Trail Blazers successes, player-by-player, at NBA Summer League.
Layman shined once again in his second summer league with the Portland Trail Blazers. Currently on a 3-year, $3,457,562 contract with Portland, Layman averaged and co-lead the Blazers with 13.4 points per game and was third with 4.4 rebounds per game for Portland.
Best game vs. Atlanta Hawks: 23 points
In his second Summer League with Portland, Caleb Biggie Swanigan was dominant once again down low while also proving he can shoot the three. Biggie averaged 8.4 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game throughout Summer League.
Swanigan is currently on a 2-year, $3,205,920 contract with Portland.
Best game vs. Memphis Grizzlies: 21 points, 16 rebounds.
After bulking up over the course of the offseason, last year rookie Zach Collins came into Summer League preparing to win a championship. And that he did. Collins averaged 8.0 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game, second for the Blazers, for Portland throughout Summer League.
Collins is currently on a 2-year, $6,686,160 contract with Portland.
Best game vs. Memphis: 13 points, 12 rebounds
Leaving everything he’s got on the court and having a full-throttle goal in Summer League, Wade Baldwin felt that he did everything he could to earn a contract with Portland coming out of a Summer League championship.
Baldwin co-lead the Blazers with 13.4 points per game and was tied for second overall in Summer League averaging 7.4 assists per game.
Best game vs. Utah Jazz: 20 points
The first round draft pick adjusted to the bigger bodies, more fast-paced NBA game quite well for a kid out of IMG Academy. Anfernee Simons averaged double-figures in scoring with 11.0 points per game throughout Summer League.
The rookie is currently sitting on a 2-year, $3,985,080 contract with Portland.
Best game vs. Atlanta Hawks: 20 points, 4 rebounds
Gary Trent Jr.
Another 2018 draft pick by the Blazers, Gary Trent Jr., made a name for himself throughout Summer League for his ability to shoot the ball. Trent Jr. averaged 11.4 points per game with Portland.
Trent Jr. is currently on a 3-year, $3,919,177 contract with the Blazers.
Best game vs. San Antonio Spurs: 20 pts, 4-for-8 from three-point range.
The status of John Jenkins is unknown and uncertain, however, Jenkins did have a relatively decent standing at Summer League averaging 12.0 points per game. His best game, Jenkins recorded 12 points vs. the Atlanta Hawks. Following Summer League, Jenkins quoted that he was “thankful for the opportunity” with Portland.
KJ McDaniels (pictured) averaged 6.4 ppg and 4.4 rpg throughout Summer League and was named the MVP of the Summer League championship game with 17 points (shooting 57.1% from the field) and 7 rebounds in 20 minutes.
Archie Goodwin breaks the NBA Summer League record in points with 342. Goodwin, who averaged 9.5 points per game with Portland, just completed his fifth Summer League appearance. Goodwin was drafted back in 2013 by Oklahoma with the 29th overall pick.