1 Seth Curry can shoot. The Summer League star with the best odds to reach the team’s training camp didn’t lose that status Friday, showing himself to be a smooth scorer and attentive passer. He finished with 30 points on just 17 shots and drained a pair of 3-pointers
2 Basketball translates into any language. Chinese import He Tianju showed no signs of discomfort in his first American game. The 6-foot-9 forward settled in nicely, making three of his first four shots including a 3-pointer.
3 It matters to them. Despite the jokes about the unimportance of Summer League, players in the Cox Pavilion were going full game speed Friday. With NBA executives and scouts lining the facility, it’s the best showcase for players on the league’s fringe and while it wasn’t always pretty, both teams performed with tenacity.