The Los Angeles Lakers stuck it to the Detroit Cylinders on Sunday to enhance to 5-0 and achieve the elimination rounds of the Las Vegas Summer Alliance. In any case, their voyage toward rehashing as champions was upstaged by LeBron James showing up since signing with the Lakers. Josh Hart picked up some hardware before Monday’s Las Vegas championship game, as the second-year wing was named 2018 Summer League MVP. Hart has been an offense unto himself through six games in Vegas, averaging a summer-league-leading 24.2 points along with the event’s second-most 3-pointers (3.5).
The 23-year-old has spent the bulk of the offseason working on his ball handling and jump shooting, as improvement in both areas has been easy to see.
With a tighter dribble, Hart has consistently sliced up opposing defenses, shooting 50.8 percent on two-pointers. And he has also been able to handle his way into looks from deep, hitting 39.6 percent from 3-point range.
Svi Mykhailiuk Earns Second Team Honors
Drafted 47th overall last month, Svi Mykhailiuk has shot himself into the NBA landscape with a strong display at summer league.
The rookie sharpshooter was named to the All-Summer League Second Team following a six-game run that saw him average 17.7 points and 3.0 made triples.
Like Hart, Mykhailiuk has been devastating with his dribble, constantly getting to the cup (60.0 percent on twos) and pulling up for 3’s (42.9 percent).