Texas Strong - Summer League Edition

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Jul 12, 20231 min read

Summer League is 2-3 games in for teams and Texas is representing! Jabari Smith Jr looks like prime LeBron dominating the competition with Jaden Hardy and Tari Eason looking great.

Victor Wembanyama struggled in his first game but showed up and out in his second game. Victor looked dominant with an elite ability to move across the floor with ease and get to his spaces on the floor.

Jabari Smith Jr has been absolutely nuclear this summer league with a whopping 35 points per game. Jabari finally looks to be coming into form, with an elite ability to stretch the floor. He leads all summer league scorers by a whopping 6 points, and also averages 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

Tari Eason is in a log jam for minutes but is making a strong case for backup forward minutes in Houston. An athletic 2-way player who is agressive and loves to hustle every play. Eason is averaging 23 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 4 assists. His shooting has much improved consistently and volume wise shooting 36% on 5.5 attempts.

Jaden Hardy is possibly the most intriguing Mavericks player due to the high upside and much needed scoring Dallas needs off the bench. His defense is shaky at best and was really limiting him from playing big minutes last season.  He is averaging 24 points per game and shows flashes of an elite level scorer. However his efficiency is horrible, shooting 37% from the field and 30% from three