Dio checks in on a deep rookie class and how things went in Vegas
July 12, 2019, 12:16 amMfiondu KabengelePF, Los Angeles Clippers
Mfiondu Kabengele scored 15 points on 3-of-13 shooting while adding a 3-pointer, nine rebounds, a steal and committing seven fouls on Thursday.
Kabengele went 8-for-10 at the line which almost makes up for how awful he was from the field. He has a fouling problem, but the ability to rebound and stretch the floor as a big body down low could provide the Clippers with a solid backup or third string center for the regular season.
July 10, 2019, 1:29 amTerance MannPG, Los Angeles Clippers
Terance Mann was one assist shy of a triple-double in Summer League play on Tuesday, going for 15 points (7-for-9 FGs, 0-for-1 FTs), 11 rebounds, nine assists and a triple-one in 28 minutes.
That's an impressive line for Mann, Summer League or not. You may have heard that the Clippers recently signed a pair of wings, so it's not like he's going to get big minutes as a rookie. But the Clippers are likely expecting Mann, who is 23 and played four years at Florida State, to be ready to step in when needed. His fellow Seminole, Mfiondu Kabengele, had 13 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in 23 minutes in this win.
July 8, 2019, 1:43 amMfiondu KabengelePF, Los Angeles Clippers
Mfioundo Kabengle continued to impress in Summer League, dropping 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with five rebounds, three 3s and one block.
He did foul out though, so that must have capped his production in this game. He's been making waves this summer and if all goes well, he maybe able to snowball these performances all the way into the preseason and maybe a secured spot in the rotation. That said, it's Summer League, so remember to take these performances with a grain of salt. Or two.
July 6, 2019, 11:19 pmMfiondu KabengelePF, Los Angeles Clippers
Mfiondu Kabengele scored 21 points, adding 10 rebounds, once assist and one block in Saturday's Summer League game.
Kabengele, the 27th pick in this year's draft, started at center and saw 25 minutes of action tonight. Kabengele put in work in the paint grinding for six offensive rebounds and a few easy put-backs. Also, contributing one 3PM on 1-of-4 shooting from behind the arc, he showed his versatility and provides a glimpse of what the Clippers can expect from their new big man.
June 20, 2019, 10:33 pmMfiondu KabengelePF/C, Los Angeles Clippers
The Nets have traded the 27th pick to the Clippers who select Florida State’s Mfiondu Kabengele.
Brooklyn will receive a 2020 first-round pick (via Philadelphia) and the 56th pick in tonight’s draft. The Clippers selected a player that is a 3-and-D big man as he can knock down the three and is a natural shot-blocker. He averaged 13.5 points per game in his sophomore season and won ACC Sixth Man of the Year. He has a big frame at 6’10” 250 lbs and he will likely have a role on the team immediately. Do not expect much fantasy value from Kabengele next season aside from deep league rebounding and shot-blocking.