Four Miami Basketball Alums Closeout NBA Summer League

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Four Miami Basketball alums closed out their week plus in the NBA Summer league on Saturday in Las Vegas. Sheldon Mac, Trey McKinney-Jones, Davon Reed and Kamari Murphy played in Sin City in an attempt to make NBA rosters this fall.

Reed’s Suns and Mac’s Wizards finished playing in the NBA Summer League on Friday. McKinney-Jones’ Heat, Murphy’s Nets concluded their summer league play Saturday.

Although he did not shoot the ball well in the Suns final game, Reed continued to play his all-court game. The 6’6 guard scored 17 points on 4-15 from the floor and 2-10 from three-point range. He did make all seven of his free throw attempts.

Reed also added four rebounds, three assists, and a steal. On the negative side of the ledger, Reed committed two turnovers and three fouls. Phoenix lost 93-77 to Sacramento to finish 2-4 in Las Vegas.

Mac didn’t score at as high of a rate as he had previously in the Wizards final game in the NBA Summer League. One of the stars of Miami’s 2016 run to the NCAA Sweet 16, Mac scored only six points in the Wizards 80-73 loss to Minnesota.

The guard who was on Washington’s roster last season made both of his shots from the floor, which were both three-pointers. He did not attempt a free throw to finish with six points. Mac added three rebounds and assist. He finished with two turnovers but did not commit a foul.

The Heat and Brooklyn did not play on Friday. Both teams played in their final summer league game Saturday.

Murphy played 11 minutes off the bench in the Nets 115-106 loss to the Lakers. He finished with two points on one of four from the floor. The 6’8 forward added four rebounds without a turnover or foul.

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  • McKinney-Jones has had a strong NBA Summer League session. He did not play in the Heat’s 98-95 double overtime loss to Memphis.

    Miami dropped to 4-2 with the loss, while Memphis improved to 5-0 in the NBA Summer league with the win. The Grizzlies were eliminated on Sunday in the semifinals by Portland.

    The Lakers won the other semifinal. The Blazers and Lakers will matchup on Monday in the Summer League Championship game. The Bulls beat the Timberwolves in the 2016 NBA Summer League Championship game.

    The Miami alums will now focus on the next couple of months until training camp starts in September. Reed and Mac seem to be in a good place to make their rosters.

    It’s going to be a bit harder for McKinney-Jones and Murphy. McK-J made a good push in Las Vegas. He was able to showcase his versatility in the Summer League.

    McKinney-Jones started games at forward and guard for the Heat’s Summer League team. After three seasons with Fort Wayne McK-J is hoping to make his first NBA Roster.

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    Murphy will have more of an uphill battle. The Nets traded for Timofey Mozgov in the offseason. Murphy will be battling with Toledo’s Nathan Boothe among others to try and make his hometown team.