NBA Summer League 2014: DeAndre Kane looks best in weak start for former Cyclones


It’s been a struggle for all the former Iowa State basketball players so far in the first two days of NBA Summer League action.

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DeAndre Kane played a shade under 12 minutes in his debut with the Los Angeles Lakers. Foul trouble kept him off the court, committing 3 personal fouls. He went 3-of-4 from the field, didn’t attempt a 3 point shot, and finished with 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 2 turnovers.

Melvin Ejim also saw limited action in his debut with the San Antonio Spurs. In over 13 minutes of action, Ejim also had a total of 6 points on 2-of-5 shooting from the field, missing his only 3-point attempt, and made both free throws. However, he crashed the boards with 6 rebounds (second-highest on the team) and the team was +22 in scoring with him on the court.

The Golden State Warriors have already played two summer league games, but Tyrus McGee just appeared in the first one. He played around eight minutes and went 1-3 from the field, predictably all from downtown. The Warriors have a loaded summer league roster, but played just nine guys on the end of a back-to-back. McGee isn’t dealing with an injury, he just didn’t play based on the coach’s decision.

Craig Brackins played a little over 10 minutes when the second day of NBA Summer League action began. He didn’t produce much, just scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting, missed both 3-point attempts, and grabbed two rebounds.

Last, but not least, Will Clyburn saw the most action of any former Cyclone in his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers. Unfortunately, that didn’t transfer over better results. He went 2-of-7 from the field, one of those was a 3-pointer, and finished with 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 fouls, and 2 turnovers.

Let’s hope the former Cyclones are able to pick it up over the course of the week. Kane and Ejim are currently playing now (games found on NBATV and NBA Summer League Live) and Brackins will play later tonight.