Lakers and Trail Blazers advance to Summer League finals

Lonzo Ball got off to another hot start. The Lakers’ rookie point guard had 16 points and 10 assists on 71 percent shooting in his matchup against Dennis Smith Jr. and the Mavs on Sunday.

His highlights include literally punching an assist up-court to a streaking teammate:

With few options left, Hill had to settle for the Kings’ offer instead of a one-year deal with the Lakers or a potential offer from Denver that was contingent on clearing cap space it didn’t have.

Perhaps teams were scared off by Hill’s age and injury history. He missed 33 regular-season games and the final three contests of Utah’s playoff run with a nagging toe injury. He will also turn 32 next May.

Veteran ball-handling competence is underrated during a rebuild, particularly one centered around young big men. A player like Hill would have been incredibly valuable to the 76ers as they navigated through The Process, for example. The Kings are hoping Hill can keep the seat warm for Fox while helping Skal Labissiere, Willie Cauley-Stein, Georgios Papagiannis, and Harry Giles develop.

Many assumed the Kings were out of the market for a point guard upon drafting Fox, but Hill is a nice fit in that he can also play with Fox off the ball. The only downside there is fewer minutes for Patriots Cheap Jerseys Sacramento’s army of young shooting guards, like Buddy Hield, Malachi Richardson, and Bogdan Bogdanovic, the latter of Oakland Raiders Cheap Jerseys whom is expected to come over from Europe this year.

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