Friday's games at the NBA Summer League were the last for those teams not in the winner's bracket. Those guys fighting for roster spots had one more chance to impress their coaches and front office. It's a tough spot to be in, but for Mitchell Watt and Javon McCrea, today's games meant a great deal. Luckily, they both came through with solid games.
Let's touch on McCrea first. McCreas' Dallas Mavericks took down a injury-ridden Phoenix Suns team 88-64. He was a perfect 5-5 from the field, ending up with ten points. That was his highest point total in the five Summer League games. On defense McCrea was also effective, grabbing three rebounds in eighteen minutes of play. That was the most court time he has seen during the Summer League, and he certainly made the most of it. McCrea averaged a little under five points and over one rebound per game.
Mitchell Watt had yet another productive game in the Warriors' 79-74 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Watt had struggled a little as of late but his game picked up Friday, scoring six points on 3-6 shooting. Defensively, Watt was solid once again, collecting four rebounds and blocking two shots. Watt ended up averaging six points and five rebounds per game during Summer League, a pretty good showing.
The only former MAC player left is former RedHawk Michael Bramos, as he and the Atlanta Hawks face the Houston Rockets today at six on NBA TV. Bramos has had three straight DNPs, but hopefully that changes tomorrow.