The NBA Summer League in Sin City reaches its concluding stages as teams look for players to sign on two-way contracts and see what improvements have the young player undergone. In this game, Boston Celtics are going to take on Sacramento Kings. This game is also the title game and the winner is going to take home a Summer League championship. More about BOS vs SAC Dream 11 will be given below.
Celtics recently inked Marcus Smart to a long-term deal and will look to push for higher ground in the Playoffs as they also signed Dennis Schroeder and a returning Al Horford. The team underperformed last year but a core of Schroeder, Smart, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Horford produces fresh chances to make a run. The Kings meanwhile didn’t make any huge moves and will hope that De Aaron Fox and a cast of largely young players continue to head in the right direction for the long term. Remember free agents who play under the banner of one team can be signed by other teams too so these last few games are more crucial for the players looking for a contract in the NBA.
Match Timing: 18 August, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas
The contest will take place at Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, which is one of the designated spots in the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League.
Boston Cetlics| Sacramento Kings
Games: 04| 04
Wins: 04| 04
Defeats: 00| 00
PG: D Mitchell
SG: C Edwards(SP)
SF: L King, A Nesmith
PF: R Langford, E Terry
C: C Metu(PP), B Fernando
Carsen Edwards (last match stats)
Louis King (last match stats)
1. Carsen Edwards
It is tough to see where Edward is going to find regular minutes in a highly congested guard lineup of Schroeder, Smart, Payton Pritchard, Kriss Dunn, Jaylen Brown, and Josh Richardson. He has shown he can be a feeder and can also score and play tough on boards, but where will they find minutes for him once the Regular Season begins? However, Carsen has been stellar during the Sumer League and is one of the candidates as the Super Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Chimezie Metu
Metu plays a balanced game and knows his role well but he hasn’t shown anything new during the Summer League except a slightly improved defense. However, he can carve out a role in a young Kings team, and if the team doesn’t aim for the Postseason, he can be put in a developmental scenario.
3. Aaron Nesmith
Nesmith can find some minutes if he slides to the Forward spot and plays behind Jayson Tatum. Even though his game is raw, he has shown flashes of being a more than decent role player can perhaps get a bigger part if he displays growth.
4. Davion Mitchell
Mitchell may see some struggle for playing time as he has a similar skillset to Tyrese Haliburton in terms of playmaking. However, he can be allotted a substantial sixth man role and as someone who plays up-and-down the court with energy, it can be a fitting start for his rookie year.
5. Romeo Langford
Romeo and Nesmith can compete for the backup Forward role as the athletic player has shown flashes of brilliance. He missed a large part of last season and platforms like Summer League present a great chance of preparing ahead of the season to cover up the time lost.
6. Louis King
Louis has a two-way contract with the Kings and has been the most consistent shooter for the Summer League team. His off-the-ball movement and knack to hit three-pointers may earn him some minutes in the Kings lineup.
07. Jahmi’us Ramsey
08. Brune Fernando
BENCH: Zach Auguste, Sam Hauser, K.J. Lawson, Aric Holman, Dedric Lawson, Arnas Velicka, Yam Madar, Payton Pritchard.
Boston Celtics Squad: Romeo Langford, Aaron Nesmith, Bruno Fernando, Juhann Bergarin, Carsen Edwards Zach Auguste, Sam Hauser, K.J. Lawson, Aric Holman, Dedric Lawson, Arnas Velicka, Yam Madar, Payton Pritchard.
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BENCH: Emmanuel Terry, Marcus Graves, DJ Steward, Damion Jefferson, Matt Coleman II, Jonathan Williams, Alex Antetokounmpo, Princepal Singh, Robert Woodard.
Sacramento Kings Squad: Davion Mitchell, Jahmi’us Ramsey, Robert Woodard, Chimezie Metu, Emmanuel Terry, Louis King, Marcus Graves, DJ Steward, Damion Jefferson, Matt Coleman II, Jonathan Williams, Alex Antetokounmpo, Princepal Singh, Neemias Queta.
Catch the live stream on NBA League Pass. Follow the score on the official website of the NBA.
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