Thursday, July 12, 2007

Other Summer League Action

With the Sonics taking today completely off, I've taken the opportunity to make my way over to Cox Pavilion to watch some other NBA Summer League action. In today's opener, Denver beat Detroit.

Kentwood product Rodney Stuckey was impressive again for the Pistons, scoring 18 points and handing out three assists. His game should translate very well to the NBA.

One-time Sonics big man Jelani McCoy played for the Nuggets, and McCoy's game has always been well suited to this style. He scored 12 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked six shots - most of the volleyball swat out of bounds variety.

Memphis is now taking on Cleveland and I enjoyed the opportunity to catch up with former Sonics Assistant Coach Gordon Chiesa, now on Marc Iavaroni's staff in Memphis. Chiesa enjoyed his time in Seattle and he will be missed.