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NBA Summer League: Memphis Grizzlies’ 5 Early Standouts

NBA Summer League: The Memphis Grizzlies’ 5 Early Standouts

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The Memphis Grizzlies finished second in the 2014 Orlando Summer League but saw key players step into the forefront of the lineup. The Grizzlies have definite spots on their bench going into the 2014-15 season, and several players on their Summer League team will deservedly earn a spot. Here are the five players who have performed the best for Memphis so far.

No. 5 Kalin Lukas

Kalin Lukas
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No. 5 Kalin Lukas

Kalin Lukas
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Although just averaging over 15 minutes per game, Lukas is making half of his shots and averaging almost nine points per game. If Lukas can start getting the ball inside to Cooley and Stokes more often, he will impress more people.

No. 4 Scottie Wilbekin

Scottie Wilbekin
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No. 4 Scottie Wilbekin

Scottie Wilbekin
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The point guard from Florida is averaging nearly five assists per game and, although not as impressive as he was in college, is still getting it done defensively.

No. 3 Jack Cooley

Jack Cooley
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No. 3 Jack Cooley

Jack Cooley
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Cooley is shooting over 57 percent from the field as well as averaging around 10 points and five rebounds. He’s an all-around talented big-man that looks good to start the Summer League.

No. 2 Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes
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No. 2 Jarnell Stokes

Jarnell Stokes
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In the Orlando League, Stokes has picked up where he left off at Tennessee, nearly averaging a double-double. Averaging 9.5 rebounds per game, Stokes is also averaging 12 points; expect him to get consistent minutes for the Grizzlies as a rookie.

No. 1 Jordan Adams

Jordan Adams
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No. 1 Jordan Adams

Jordan Adams
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Adams was a pick graded by most analysts to be a bust when selected by the Grizzlies in the 2014 NBA Draft, but has shined so far in the Summer League. If he continues to get better, Memphis may have one of the biggest steals of the draft.