5 Best Overall Players in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

NBA Summer League in Las Vegas: 5 Best Overall Players

NBA Summer League Las Vegas Best Players
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The NBA Summer League in Las Vegas is set to conclude on Monday night. Here are the 5 best players of the tournament, ranked in increasing order of effectiveness and team impact.

5. Russ Smith

Russ Smith
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5. Russ Smith

Russ Smith
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Russ Smith brought one of the best overall games to Las Vegas among all guards, averaging 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6.4 assists in 27.6 minutes per game. He was the sole consistent offensive threat for a plainly talent-bare New Orleans Pelicans roster.

4. Donatas Motiejunas

Donatas Motiejunas
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4. Donatas Motiejunas

Donatas Motiejunas
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Donatas Motiejunas will play in Monday night's championship game. He's been the best big man in the tournament, racking up 16.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 62 percent from the field. Motiejunas has played more than 100 NBA games, so it'd be a disappointment if he wasn't a step above the competition. Still, there's no denying that his game has looked great in Vegas.

3. Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tim Hardaway Jr.
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3. Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tim Hardaway Jr.
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At 22.8 per game, Tim Hardaway Jr. averaged 10 more points than anyone else on the New York Knicks' Summer League roster. He shot fairly well from deep, registering at least three triples in all five of the Knicks' games.

2. Tony Snell

Tony Snell
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2. Tony Snell

Tony Snell
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Doug McDermott was the guy to watch for the Chicago Bulls, but Tony Snell ended up being the team's best player. 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game is nothing to sneeze at. Snell shot a ridiculous 50 percent from three and was very good defensively throughout the tournament.

1. Glen Rice Jr.

Glen Rice Jr.
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1. Glen Rice Jr.

Glen Rice Jr.
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Glen Rice Jr. put up video game numbers for the Washington Wizards in Las Vegas. The 6'6" guard scored 25 points per game to go with a whopping 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 steals. Otto Porter was also good, but Rice was the real star; he'll be an intimidating presence on the wing behind Bradley Beal in Washington.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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