4MP’s All-Undrafted Team From The 2019 Vegas NBA Summer League
As some of you may already know, 4MP Bobby and I did some time out in Vegas to partake in all the recklessness that comes with the city -- Bobby was escorted out of the club right before Gucci Mane La Flare got onstage, details coming at a later date -- and enjoy the NBA Summer League festivities live from the MGM. Maybe you even caught our handsome faces in the front row on ESPN 2/NBA TV after a light media pass finesse landed us behind Tough Juice (Caron Butler). And if you didn't, my momma can provide the pictures she took of us for confirmation. What stuck out – aside from so many first-round picks sitting out (throws a tablespoon of shade) – were the amount of undrafted free agents who took advantage of the opportunity to take tf over. They deserve and earned the love, so here's my All-Undrafted Team from the 2019 Vegas Summer League.
By farrrrrrrr the most impressive player in the entire Summer League and it's not up for debate. It's wild asl to think the 2018-2019 NCAA's leading scorer went undrafted. The Under Six Feet Tall Gang (USTG) Hall of Famer at only 21 years old, Clemons happens to stand only 5-foot-9, which of course scared teams away. Will that matter? Naw, not for this dude, a ferocious bucket with logo range off the dribble. There's a reason he finished his career at Campbell ranked third on the NCAA Division I all-time scoring list (3,225 points). FEROCIOUS BUCKET. Of course, defense is where he'll come across some issues, but what this 2019 version of the relentless Nate Rob can do in spurts is no doubt worth a roster spot.
My man Terence looked hella comfortable from Day Uno. So comfortable that after just one game with the Nuggets, when he hit five of them thangs (3s) (highlights below), the guard earned a first-year guaranteed contract with the defending champs. What it dew babbbbby. Not going to lie, I've always been a fan of Ole Miss players (shouts to Stefan Moody and DFW's legendary wild boy Marshall Henderson). With his size (6-foot-4, 205 pounds), shot-making ability and motor on both ends, Davis should fill a 3-and-D role in the League and for a long time.
Los Angeles Clippers
G/F Amir Coffey
A herky-jerky lefty with size (6-foot-8) and smooth pull-up capabilities, Coffey doesn't fear the big shot. He actually gave me D'Angelo Russell vibes out in Vegas. So far in the association, he's shown to be a smart and willing playmaker at point forward. Dude was a beast in transition, who showed comfort going to both hands. And he's also a good (not great) spot shooter. Like most, if not all incoming rookies, the toughest adjustment will be on the defensive end. Coming in as an upperclassman and son of a former Timberwolves player, Richard Coffey, is a plus though, as he already knows what to expect during his transition to the NBA. Aye folks over in Agua Caliente, go ahead and finish that layup and hook my guy up with that local coffee endorsement. Amir, if this doesn't come to fruition, someone must not be doing their job. Contact email@example.com for future representation.
Los Angeles Lakers
The recently signed Caroline is a big, physical customer who has no issue taking everyone's lunch money. To say this guy's pedigree is impressive is an understatement. He's the son of Tampa Bay Bucs legend Simeon Rice and former teammate of Ben Simmons and D'Angelo Russell at Montverde Academy (Oh yeah, his grandpa J.C. Caroline led the nation in rushing yards at Illinois as a sophomore in 1953). In Vegas, Jordan showed off his range, comfort putting the ball on the floor and uses his 230-pound frame like a bull in a china shop. Real Paul Millsap-ish when he gets going. Sign with Klutch Sports to secure the roster spot and bag my boy.
F/C Naz Reid
The former McDonald's All-American experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows after every team in the league passed on him in the 2019 draft. "I actually like it, I get to show that's not who I am," Reid said. "I like to wow people. And when I'm wow-ing people, I just want them to feel bad. They missed out." Hollywood Naz possesses a game that would make any true hoops enthusiast a stan. A big smoove who only has a rim grazer dunk package, but will body any opposing big and have them looking goofy with quick counter moves. Reid is one of the better stretch bigs in this year's draft, and despite his youth, the Asbury Park native plays at a controlled pace, allowing him to see the floor. A lack of lateral movement and elite athleticism are Reid's main knocks, but he came to Vegas in great shape, showing how serious he is about the next level. Aye Nazreon, I think I have a homegirl who can twist ya hair when you need touch-ups this year. I'm playing. The only person I know in Minnesota is 50 Tyson.