Rice Named Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 MVP
Posted on July 20, 2014
Porter Named All-NBA Summer League First Team
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The NBA announced tonight that Wizards guard Glen Rice was unanimously
named Most Valuable Player of the Samsung NBA Summer League 2014 by a
panel of media members, while Wizards forward Otto Porter was named to
the All-NBA Summer League First Team.
averaged a league-high 25.0 points to go along with 7.8 rebounds and
2.5 steals while shooting .469 from the floor and .361 from three-point
range in leading the Wizards to a 5-1 record. He scored at least 22
points in each of the Wizards' games, including a 36-point effort in
their 95-94 triple-overtime win over San Antonio
on July 19.
Rice on the All-NBA Summer League First Team is Wizards forward Otto
Porter. Porter averaged 19.0 points (currently tied for seventh in the
league), 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting .469 from the floor
and .389 from three-point range over the Wizards’ six games in Las
Vegas. He scored in double figures in all six
games, including 27 points against San Antonio on July 19 and 25 points
against Atlanta on July 12.
NBA Summer League 2014 has featured a tournament-style schedule for the
year, with the Golden State Warriors having won the inaugural
championship in 2013. Each of the participating teams played three
games apiece between July 11 and 15 before being seeded in the
tournament, which tipped off on July 16 and will run through the
championship game on July 21. The Wizards' run in the tournament came
to an end with their 74-62 semifinal loss to Sacramento earlier tonight.
The Samsung All-NBA Summer League teams are listed below.
Samsung All-NBA Summer League First Team
Doug McDermott - Chicago Bulls
Donatas Motiejunas - Houston Rockets
Otto Porter - Washington Wizards
Glen Rice, Jr. - Washington Wizards
Tony Snell - Chicago Bulls
Samsung All-NBA Summer League Second Team
Rudy Gobert - Utah Jazz
Tim Hardaway, Jr. - New York Knicks
Jordan McRae - Phildelphia 76ers
Russ Smith - New Orleans Pelicans
T.J. Warren - Phoenix Suns
July 19, 2014
Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced Saturday that the team has acquired forward Kris Humphries from Boston in exchange for a protected 2015 second round draft pick.