MPG: 26.0 FG%: 46% RPG: 6.6 APG: 2.2 STL: 3.2 PPG: 10.4
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson used his second Summer League with the Nets, mostly as an experiment at point guard, and an opportunity to be a leader.
Playing on the ball so much is not something we saw from Hollis-Jefferson last year, and as a result, the returns were mixed. He possess solid court vision, and his ability to distribute is one of the more underrated parts of his game. He can create for others better than he can create for himself.
Defensively, Hollis-Jefferson was what everyone expected: lockdown. Nothing new for Nets fans to see, but Rondae sets the tone defensively when he’s on the floor. It’s almost unfair to have him guarding some of the non-NBA players that he played against in the Summer League. In addition, he averaged over three steals a game.
Summer League should almost always be taken with a grain of salt, but it is notable to see how much Kenny Atkinson had Hollis-Jefferson running the point. It could be a sign of things to come; could Rondae be a point-forward long term?
That’s what it seems Atkinson and co. are trying to see, at least.
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