Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten into their summer league games and each have played five and four games, respectively. This gives a small sample size of what to expect from them the rest of the summer league.
Obviously, this can’t give us much of a glimpse of what their first season will look like in the NBA. Especially because Summer League rosters are vastly different than the actual NBA rosters. Make the level of competition a lot higher in the NBA season. At the end of the Summer League and part-way through the NBA season we will have to catch up with them again.
Here is a look at their stats thus far in the 2012 NBA Summer League:[table "8" not found /]
Highlights for Wroten’s first game:
Wroten had a good debut for the Memphis Grizzlies and it was his best game against the New York Knicks where he scored 19 points, had 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals.
Ross on the other hand, had a very impressive debut on July 13 against the Houston Rockets. Ross scored 21 points, had 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. His most recent game against the New York Knicks Ross only had 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist.
He showed off a highlight reel dunk in this video against the Sacramento Kings (45 second mark):
He seems to be impressing a lot of people in Toronto with his athleticism and shooting ability. TheStar.com a Toronto Paper posted these comments from Raptors Coach Dwane Casey:
“Now he’s come out here in the Summer League with a high motor,” Casey said this week. “That’s the thing we were looking at. I was told I had to stay on him, but I haven’t seen that yet. So far, so good. He’s been listening, and he’s been our hardest-working guy in the Summer League.”
So far, so good for both Wroten and Ross. They both wanted to be in the NBA as soon as they were ready and now they are doing their best to take advantage of that opportunity.