The Grizzlies headed into game 2 of the Summer League with some momentum after their win against the Wizards yesterday and it showed. Wayne Selden and Jarell Martin lead the was with 21 points a piece in a 81-75 win against the Kings, increasing Memphis’ record to 2-0.

Positives

Wayne Selden proved to be too skilled for Summer League and put up another successful and efficient showing. It was great seeing our shooting guard looking very comfortable taking jump shots off the dribble and getting teammates involved. Performing this way, he will definitely earn himself more minutes in the rotation when the regular season rolls around. Do not be surprised if he doesn’t play the whole Summer League.

Jarell Martin really stepped it up last night with a lot more aggressive and showing a nice mid range game, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds. It was a focus of the coaching staff to show off the abilities the third year big man has and it worked out perfectly.

Wade Baldwin transitioned the aggression against the Wizards to the Kings on Sunday night and it showed to be effective, at times. Even though his consistency is something that needs to improve, it is nice seeing the attack mode out of our young guard. He was able to finish with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds and also did an excellent job of defending the extremely fast De’Aaron Fox.

Rade Zagorac looked a lot more in form against the Kings. He finished with 6 points and 5 rebounds, but he is hesitating in his jump shot a lot less, playing more under control, and is still showing more flashes of why the Grizzlies drafted him. Even if he is still raw, the potential is very much there.

Negatives

Deyonta Davis is surely rebounding the ball as the Grizzlies would want, but he needs to be more aggressive in getting shot attempts at the basket. Six shots is not nearly enough for the big man as he should be dominating over most centers he will face in the Summer League.

As a whole, the Grizzlies rebounding is good, but they need to work on boxing out drastically. The Kings had 14 offensive rebounds and that is something that needs to be addressed, considering a decent portion of Sacramento’s points came through second chance points.

Stats

Wayne Selden – 21 points/4 assists/2 rebounds

Deyonta Davis – 4 points/0 assists/7 rebounds

Wade Baldwin – 12 points/4 assists/10 rebounds

Jarell Martin – 21 points/1 assist/10 rebounds

Rade Zagorac – 6 points/0 assists/5 rebounds

Dillon Brooks – 6 points/2 assists/0 rebounds

Kobi Simmons – 2 points/0 assists/5 rebounds

For a full box score, please visit the NBA’s website here.

 

Matthew Starnes|@MatthewHStarnes

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