NBA Summer League 2014: Melvin Ejim barely plays as San Antonio exits


It was a thrilling final quarterfinal in the NBA Summer League on Saturday night, and Melvin Ejim was able to watch it all unfold with us from the bench.

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After playing 3:17 in the first half, Ejim wouldn’t see the floor again despite the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards heading into triple overtime to decide who moves on in the NBASL playoffs. The Wizards were victorious after surging in the third quarter to roar back into the game.

It’s a bummer for Ejim, who saw decreased minutes in his final days with the Spurs and questions really loom if he even has enough film from his stint with in Las Vegas to show other teams. Ejim logged approximately 45 minutes over six games, and not much of it reminded Cyclones fans of the dominant forward in Hilton Coliseum.

Ejim played the least amount of minutes of any Spurs player tonight. He went 1-2 from the field, missed his lone 3-point attempt, and recorded both a foul and a steal. He finished with just two points.

Austin Daye exploded with his best game of the summer league, and that’s saying a lot considering how well he’s played. He had 27 points and 7 rebounds in the loss, and his extended playing time the last couple games aided in decreased minutes for Ejim.

There’s still hope for Ejim though. If he doesn’t sign with the Spurs, plenty of other teams will look at him and if it doesn’t pan out in the NBA now, he can go overseas to fine tune his game and come back.

This will wrap up daily coverage of the Cyclones in the NBA Summer League. Check out more evaluations (like the one we had with Chris Babb last night) throughout next week.