Last night, Caleb Swanigan had his best game of this year’s summer league.
Caleb Swanigan leads Portland back to the Summer League Tournament championship game.— Andrew Pogar (@AndrewPogar) July 17, 2018
Biggie and the Blazers to face the Los Angeles Lakers in a rematch of last year’s final (won by LA) tonight at 10 p.m. ET. #Purdue pic.twitter.com/ytSlHKyI5A
Biggie has had a pretty solid summer league season. He has struggled to score in some games, but overall. he has rebounded and defended really well. He seems to have slimmed down even more since leaving Purdue, which is fine as his speed needed to improve to see some playing time.
One factor that could lead to Biggie getting much more playing time this year is that veteran forward, Ed Davis signed elsewhere, leaving minutes to be filled. Biggie has proved everyone wrong his entire life and hopefully we see another case of this and see him more in year two of his young NBA career. Last year he played in 27 games, averaged 2.3 PPG and 2 RPG. With consistent minutes, those numbers will shoot up.
Overall, our Boilers have done well in summer league. Coach Painter sent out a great Tweet the other day. Yes, Coach Painter Tweets every so often.
Great to see these guys playing well in Summer League.— Purdue’s Matt Painter (@CoachPainter) July 14, 2018
Our guys are a combined 14-4 in Vegas and are +137.
Winning culture. https://t.co/6pcuJxcYQ9
The +137 is amazing. While it has been a good summer for our young Boilers, they are still trying to find their roster spots. Respectively, Dakota Mathias is with the Cavs, Vincent Edwards is with the Rockets and Isaac Haas is with the Jazz.
I can see Edwards making the roster, as the Rockets lack wing versatility with the losses of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute leaving. I do believe Dakota will see the NBA court sometime this year with the Cavs in a complete rebuild, but he could play in the G-League as well.
As for Isaac Haas, he is probably G-League bound or to Europe. 15 years ago he is a lottery pick, but going undrafted and not playing great will not lead him to the NBA this year. There is always a chance though!