NBA Summer League action is well underway and while two former Rams (Bradford Burgess and Juvonte Reddic) were forced to miss due to injury, the two remaining representatives of the black and gold have been able to find some success that both hope to build on.
Daniels has the luxury of being under contract with the Charlotte Hornets but is looking to increase his value with a strong summer showing. So far he’s done exactly that and then some by posting three double-digit scoring outputs including a game-high 21 points against Memphis on 6-9 shooting from long range. Daniels needed to show more than a deep stroke this summer and has done just that, following his 21-point night with a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double against Brooklyn then once again led the Hornets in rebounds with eight in his 34 minutes of play the following game. He’s shooting a blistering 54.5% from deep this summer. Bottom line: Daniels has look sensational.
Graham will look to join Daniels in the league after going undrafted through a strong showing in Summer League play. He’s off to an efficient but not necessarily headline-grabbing start (very Treveon Graham: “Direct Deposit…you don’t see the check but you know the money is in the bank” as Mike Litos would say). Graham was the most efficient scorer through his first two games, posting a Summer League-leading 1.615 points per possession but followed that up with a bit of a letdown in his 17 minutes against Boston where he went 1-4 from the field. Despite that performance he still checks in at sixth in field goal percentage in the NBA Summer League’s Utah Summer League at 53.3%. In Graham’s lone 20-minute game however, he did post an impressive 17 points by attacking the basket relentlessly and getting six of his 17 at the free throw stripe. Graham will get three more chances to shine, first today at 4:30PM on NBA TV against the New York Knicks, followed by a 6:30PM Sunday tip against the Milwaukee Bucks and finally a 3PM Tuesday finale against the Portland Trailblazers.