The Dallas Mavericks, featuring Isaiah Roby, fell in the first round of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament on Saturday night. With that loss, the run by former Huskers in Vegas has come to an end.
The Huskers may be gone, but the bracket continues without them as the semifinals are set for Sunday night. No. 8 seed Memphis faces No. 4 seed New Orleans while No. 7 Brooklyn takes on Minnesota. The championship game is set for Monday night.
As for Palmer, he had a strong run in Vegas overall, though he did show his weaknesses along with his strengths. Despite losing out on his first opportunity to make an impression, palmer made the most of the chances he did get and got buckets in a very Palmer-like fashion.
Phoenix dominated China in the consolation team and coach Willie Green chose to give the bench the majority of the playing time. Palmer started in all four games but only played 10 minutes in the fourth, finishing with four points on a bucket and a pair of free throws. With that fourth game dragging down his numbers, Palmer still averaged 14.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 turnovers and 2.0 stocks in 28.8 minutes per game.
Palmer made a big splash in his first game with 23 points then followed it up with 18 and 11 in Phoenix’s next two. However, his efficiency wasn’t great as he shot 43.6% from the field, 35% from 3 and 83.3% from the foul line. Palmer came out hot from deep, shooting 4-of-7 in a 105-100 win over New York to open Summer League play, but shot just 3-of-13 beyond the arc in the last three games.
I doubt that Palmer has played his way into a true NBA contract, but perhaps he has put himself on the radar from teams looking for two-way contract prospects or at least training camp bodies.