Los Angeles Lakers' 5 Early Standouts From NBA Summer League

NBA Summer League: The Los Angeles Lakers' 5 Early Standouts

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With an early 1-2 summer league record and no head coach in place, the Los Angeles Lakers are off to another slow start in this year's Las Vegas Summer League. Luckily the summer league is not a definite indicator of what this year's team is capable of. However, if you're an optimist, here are the Lakers' five early standouts.

5. Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy
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5. Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy
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The 6-foot-6 shooting guard is currently averaging 8.3 points while shooting 45 percent from the field. Without a doubt Murphy is a scorer, and he will need to consistently hit the three-point shot if he is going to contend for a roster position. Against the Raptors Murphy had 16 points, two assists and two steals.

4. Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall
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4. Kendall Marshall

Kendall Marshall
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Despite his current shooting slump, Kendall Marshall makes the list because of his leadership and playmaking ability. Marshall is averaging a team-high 3.7 assists, but his awful 34 percent from the field has to improve before camp starts or he could be looking for a new employer.

3. Trey Thompkins

Trey Thompkins
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3. Trey Thompkins

Trey Thompkins
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With Pau Gasol moving on to the Chicago Bulls, Trey Thompkins chose the perfect time to play consistent basketball. In three summer league appearances, Thompkins is averaging 12 points and 4.3 rebounds in only 18 minutes per game. Although Thompkins isn't the banger down low that the Lakers should be looking for, his efficiency around the basket (58 percent in three games) is very impressive.

2. Julius Randle

Julius Randle
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2. Julius Randle

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If you expected Julius Randle to come in and average a double-double right away, you might be disappointed. In two games with the Lakers, Randle is averaging 12 points and only three rebounds per game, but he showed his athleticism with a variety of difficult shots this weekend. Don't be fooled by Randle's early numbers; expect him to improve each day.

1. Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson
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1. Jordan Clarkson

Jordan Clarkson
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The acquisition of Jordan Clarkson was one of the most underrated moves of this year's NBA Draft. In three games Clarkson has been the lone bright spot in all three contests. Despite his ability to score and get to the rim, no one expected Clarkson to average a team-high 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 44 percent from the field. Expect to see him in camp.