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5 Legends Shine at NBA Summer League

By Britney Wynn | July 18, 2018

Kyle Collinsworth saw action in all five games for the Dallas Mavericks in Vegas. Averaging 4.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.2 steals in 17.8 minutes, Collinsworth was a key rotational player for the summer squad. The former Legends guard had a standout performance against the Bulls, grabbing a double-double of 14 points, 10 rebounds and shooting 50% on the night.

Jalen Jones started all five of the Mavericks’ Summer League games in Vegas. In 20.8 minutes per contest, the former Legends/Mavericks Two-Way player averaged 13.0 points and 6.2 rebounds. Jones got a hot start to the summer tabbing a double-double in Dallas’ first game against the Phoenix Suns with a team-high 16 points, 11 rebounds. The Dallas native finished strong with another team-high performance against Washington with 21 points, 8 rebounds.

Johnathan Motley made a big impact in his two games with the Mavericks’ Summer League averaging 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Motley’s summer high came in Dallas’ win over the Milwaukee Bucks as the center shot 80% to finish with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and a block.

Cory Jefferson saw action in seven games with the San Antonio Spurs between the Salt Lake City and Las Vegas Summer League tournaments. Jefferson posted averages of 5.1 points, 2.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game. Jefferson started the Vegas route strong with a summer-high 9 points on a perfect 3-3 performance (2-2 outside). After his summer stint with the Spurs, Jefferson signed an overseas deal to play with Darussafaka Istanbul.

Wade Baldwin IV led the Portland Trailblazers to a Summer League Championship in Las Vegas. In seven games (seven starts), the former Portland/Legends Two-Way player averaged 13.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 1.1 steals in 25.4 minutes. Baldwin opened the summer series with a 20-point performance against the Jazz and had three near double-double nights before posting 14 points, 10 assists against Boston en route to the Blazers’ 7-0 championship streak.

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