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NBA Summer League Recap: Tyler Dorsey Makes Pro Debut with Atlanta Hawks

Mr. March is in the desert for some July basketball

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Brooklyn Nets held off the Atlanta Hawks and Tyler Dorsey 75-72 from the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League. Dorsey concluded his professional debut on Day 1 from Sin City with two points on two shots from the floor at Cox Pavilion.

Mr. March was the first Duck to appear in the desert. Yet, Dylan Ennis was the first player from Oregon’s ‘17 class to make his NBA summer debut.

The Pasadena product was playing at the same time, next door from his hometown Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball. Most fans were at the Thomas & Mack Center for the Los Angeles showdown. However, this game was entertaining in its own right.

Atlanta found themselves down 46-31 midway through the third quarter, but furiously fought back to tie the game with under a minute to play. Unfortunately, Dorsey wasn’t heavily involved, hoisting up just two shots.

He finished 1-for-2 from the floor for two total points. Uncharacteristically, he did not attempt a 3-point field goal and missed all three attempts from the charity stripe. Dorsey registered a -17 plus/minus for the game.

First game nerves are normal. We saw Ennis right the ship after a similar debut in Orlando.

Dorsey’s offensive output can only improve moving forward. Let’s take a look at the remaining schedule from the desert:


July 8:

1:00 p.m. PT - Memphis Grizzlies (Brooks) vs Washington Wizards

7:30 p.m. PT - Philadelphia 76ers vs Golden State Warriors (Bell, Boucher, Cook, Ennis)

July 9:

1:00 p.m. PT - Atlanta Hawks (Dorsey) vs New Orleans Pelicans

7:00 p.m. PT - Memphis Grizzlies (Brooks) vs Sacramento Kings

July 10:

1:00 p.m. PT - Atlanta Hawks (Dorsey) vs Chicago Bulls

5:30 p.m. PT - Golden State Warriors (Bell, Boucher, Cook, Ennis) vs Cleveland Cavaliers

July 11:

1:30 p.m. PT - Utah Jazz vs Memphis Grizzlies (Brooks)

5:30 p.m. PT - Golden State Warriors (Bell, Boucher, Cook, Ennis) vs Dallas Mavericks

We will have continual coverage from the NBA Summer League throughout July.

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