Summer league action has been great thus far. Free play posts keep winning so I’ll head there again before baseball returns. The Golden State Warriors had won 9 straight summer league games before suffering a loss to the Lakers on Monday.

In my estimation this Warriors squad is getting bookmaker love to entice the public betting market. Their first win over the Phoenix Suns has kept that momentum going. An overtime loss is not enough to get the bandwagon off the Warriors just yet.

But today should. This Golden State roster is not of summer league’s past. The Warriors rode the hot hands of Draymond Green, Ken Bazemore, and other catalysts the prior two summer league’s. Keep in mind this Warriors team did not have a draft pick this season. All players on their roster are practically undrafted free agents.

Rodney McGruder, James Michael McAdoo, Justin Holiday, and Aaron Craft are getting the bulk of the Warriors minutes alongside veteran free agent, Orlando Johnson and a few foreign players.

Atlanta is winless in the summer league but has had the toughest schedule thus far. They lost the D-League select by a bucket, the Wizards who have had a two-man show with Otto Porter/Glen Rice Jr, and the veteran driven Trailblazers (Barton, McCollum, Freeland, and Thomas Robinson).

They’re 0-3 squared with the public mentality of the Warriors is a catalyst for today’s free play.

Free throws have been a detriment for many teams in the summer league. Atlanta though has made 63 of 77 (81%). Golden State along with every other team is shooting a woeful 68%, 61 for 89.

I’ll take the four points tonight.


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