clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NBA Summer League 2013: Pistons vs. Celtics

New, comments

After a dominating performance defensively, can Andre Drummond show some improvement to his offensive game as he matches up against Fab Melo and the Boston Celtics?

© Mike Payne

Tip: 3:00 EST

How to see it: NBA TV or NBA.com downloadable gizmo

In Game 1 of Detroit's Orlando Summer League, Peyton Siva orchestrated a near flawless game with six assists to just one turnover, Tony Mitchell showed the incredible athleticism and a solid work ethic that will hopefully begin to quiet his critics, and Andre Drummond was Andre Drummond registering 12 points, 16 boards, 5 steals, and tying the Orlando Summer League record of 6 blocks.

So what questions are left unanswered for Game 2 against the Celtics?

Can Kentavious Caldwell-Pope show us the smooth shooting stroke we've all been hoping for from our shooting guard position? In game 1, he shot a miserable 0/8 from beyond the arc and the Trey Burke fans are clamoring for more proof of Joe Dumars' mistake in taking the long, smooth, shooting guard out of Georgia.

How many minutes will Andre Drummond play? With the USA Mini-camp coming up this summer, many expect Drummond to only play in a couple games and may have his minutes scaled down considerably after reminding everyone yesterday just how dominant he could be this season. That said, it was interesting to see Drummond successfully lobby to be subbed back into the game to ensure a victory. It's certainly not something you'd expect from a player with "conditioning issues" as the commentators put it a few times yesterday.

How will Tony Mitchell's wicked athleticism fare against Kelly Olynyk's well-polished, cerebral offensive game and can Mitchell build on a sold debut against the Nets? This is by far the most intriguing aspect of today's game for me. In the NCAA Tournament this past season, I thought Olynyk struggled against bigger, athletic forwards (something he'll face regularly in the NBA), so seeing how Mitchell defends him will be fun to watch.

Can Peyton Siva get it going on offense with more than just distribution? The commentary was right to question why Siva wasn't shooting the ball as the offense began opening up for him by the 2nd quarter. It would be nice to see him make a couple of jump shots reminiscent of Jose Calderon out of the pick n roll action.

And lastly, will commentators continue to confuse EJ Singler with his older brother Kyle?

This is your game thread folks. Hopefully we see as much community engagement in game 2 as we all enjoyed in Game 1!