Two of the top five draft picks faced off to open day three of the Las Vegas Summer League. That Paolo Banchero and Keegan Murray Show, which were the first and fourth picks, lived up to the hype. In sudden death doubles overtime, Banchero’s Orlando Magic defeated the Sacramento Kings 94-92 in the Thomas & Mack Center main arena. The 6’10 Orlando Magic forward shows the ability to be every bit as talented as LeBron James, making cross-court passes, sinking fadeaways, buzzer-beaters and game-saving blocks.
The Orlando Magic rookie lost to Neemias Queta in his matchup, and yet Banchero had a pretty spectacular Summer League game against the Sacramento Kings. With the Kings six points behind and needing to bench two triples to force OT, Queta had a tremendous game for them, and that was especially true on his key plays in the closing seconds.
Paolo Banchero, number 1, continues to impress
You can still witness what Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, Keegan Murray or Jaden Ivey offer us with their teams in their inaugural season, even if the Summer League is only half over. Each of the top five picks from the 2022 draft class has already helped their teams win or be on the verge of winning some significant games. Banchero and Murray, two of the NBA-readiest members of the class, went head-to-head on Saturday. For a forward who is 6ft 10 and weighs 250 pounds, Banchero displayed a variety of offensive skills, including the ability to shoot from close range and range, good dribbling and excellent vision of the court.
Following the Magic’s 22-win, 60-loss campaign, Banchero, who averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 39 starts in his only season with Duke, will look to rejuvenate the team . Though surprises are unusual on draft night, Banchero himself was shocked by Orlando’s decision, as several analysts had expected sniper Smith to take first place. The 6-foot-10 forward, who led the Blue Devils to the last four by head coach Mike Krzyzewski last season, was picked the first overall pick in the NBA draft by Commissioner Adam Silver, overtaking his freshman yearmate Chet Holmgren or Jabari Smith Jr.
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At one point during overtime in the game between Magic and Kings, Paolo Banchero taunted Neemia Queta, saying he wasn’t destined to hit the treble. However, the top-rated rookie was spurned by the big man as a sophomore, who pointed out that he knows nothing about him. It’s a significant win for Queta as Banchero couldn’t respond and so ended up handling the insults very well. The Magic narrowly defeated the Kings 94-92 after two overtime periods. But Queta and the Kings have every right to be impressed with their performance. Sacramento almost won the game despite being up to 18 points behind and embarrassing Banchero and Orlando.
In addition to eight rebounds and three assists, Queta finished with 23 points. Paolo Banchero, who also scored 23 points for Magic, was active all over the court, amassing six rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks. This draft class has lived up to expectations so far, with all five of the top players doing well. Anyone who watched the NBA in July was treated to a treat, and there’s a lot to look forward to from the young players who will soon be in the spotlight.
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