Who made the 2022 NBA All-Summer Leage teams? Full player list
Join us for a look at the NBA’s All-Summer League Teams from this year’s tournament and what to look out for this coming season.
The 2022 NBA Summer League gave us a fair share of talking points. From Sacramento Kings guard Keegan Murray, who was named MVP to the All-Summer League teams that were named. Let’s get into it!
Keegan Murray named Summer League MVP
As we now know, the NBA named Keegan Murray the MVP of the 2022 Summer League after he averaged 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, two assists and 1.3 steals per game while shooting 50% overall and 40% on 3-pointers, in what were a stunning four games in Las Vegas. Yet, being voted as the MVP wasn’t the only achievement that Murray managed to add to his CV. Indeed, the new boy was a quick selection for the All-Summer League first team and something tells us, it won’t be the last of the accolades that he picks up in his seemingly bright future.
The All-Summer League First Team
As mentioned above, Murray was clearly the headliner with his MVP vote, however, there were definitely some worth inclusions on the All-Summer League First Team. Aside from the Kings’ prolific wing we also saw the selection of Tari Eason (Houston Rockets), Quentin Grimes (New York Knicks), Sandro Mamukelashvili (Milwaukee Bucks) and Cam Thomas (Brooklyn Nets). Interestingly, Eason who was the No. 17 pick in the 2022 Draft, along with Murray were the only two rookies. The remaining players were all second-year alumni
The All-Summer League Second Team
Though the All-Summer League First Team is obviously a big deal, it would be a mistake to believe that the selections for Second Team are any less promising as we look towards the coming season. This year’s Summer League saw the inclusion of some very interesting prospects on the NBA’s All-Summer League Second Team. First up, we had Santi Aldama (Memphis Grizzlies), followed by Bennedict Mathurin (Indiana Pacers), Marko Simonović (Chicago Bulls), Trendon Watford (Portland Trail Blazers) and Lindell Wigginton (Milwaukee Bucks). In this case, Mathurin who was the No. 6 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft was the only rookie, while Aldama, Simonovic, Watford and Wigginton were all second-year players.
Kings bank big on Keegan Murray
It goes without saying, that there is a lot of expectation being placed on the shoulders of Keegan Murray. At 6-foot-8 and 225 pounds, however, one gets the feeling that Murray will likely have no problem carrying the weight. First-year coach Mike Brown will be all too pleased with the prospect of versatility on the wings, as Murray will undoubtedly add just that to an already solid core of players built around top tier point guard De’Aaron Fox and forward Domantas Sabonis.
Remember, the Kings have been to the playoffs for what is an all too depressing record of 16 seasons. Without doubt, they will be looking to bring that dubious streak in the NBA to an abrupt end this year. As the highest draft pick in franchise history, one can expect Murray to be a central piece on the board for Brown as they look to begin a new chapter in the team’s history.