July 18, 2016, 9:00 pm
The Summer League from Las Vegas came to an end on Monday evening as the undefeated Chicago Bulls took on the rising Wolves from Minnesota. Could MVP Tyus Jones carry the Wolves for one more game or would the Bulls continue their run towards a perfect Summer League record? Here’s Tuesday’s daily dish.
The Summer League finale was one for the ages with elite performers on both teams, an overtime session and a buzzer beating game winner.
The Bulls outlasted the Wolves in overtime and completed a perfect Las Vegas Summer League with an 84-82 win over the Wolves. The Bulls were led by Bobby Portis who scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds.
Jerian Grant also contributed a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds and was named Summer League finals MVP.
It was rookie Denzel Washington’s winner at the buzzer which allowed the Bulls to wrap their Summer League record at a perfect 7-0. Although Washington was limited to only seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, he made the basket that counted at the end and this can only be viewed as a positive for a rookie heading into his first training camp.
The Wolves were led by Summer League MVP Tyus Jones who chipped in a game high 27 points to go along with seven assists. Forward Adrien Payne also chipped in 22 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.
Congratulations to the Bulls on a perfect run in Las Vegas Summer League action.
In other NBA news, LeBron James informed the Cavs of his intention to re-sign with them, however, he gave no details on when that would happen. LeBron has earned the right to work on his terms after the season he just turned in.
The Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters making him an unrestricted free agent. Rumors have Waiters possibly leaving the Thunder for greener pastures with either the Nets or Sixers and by greener we obviously mean the $$$ kind.
That does it for Summer League action and now comes the time when an NBA fan really ponders what to do with his/her time. Luckily training camp is only approximately six weeks away. We also have some Olympic basketball action to look forward to. Maybe it won’t be so quiet after all.
I’m @radiomunoz and that does it for another tasty dish. Keep it locked on hoop-ball.com and follow @hoopballtweets for the most up to date coverage on breaking NBA developments.