Posted by Kevin Arnovitz on Mon, 07/10/06, 05:59pm:
...at least according to this box score in a summer league loss against Golden State. The good news for Jumpin' James is that he led all scores with 21, shot 8-12 from the field, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked 3 shots. Daniel Ewing is getting serious minutes - 32 against Golden State, then another 30 the next night vs. the C's. He shot 9-14 against Boston.
Problem: In two games, the Clips turned the ball over 50 times. Yeah, it's summer league - but GS & BOS combined for only 34. Shaun alone racked up 8 against GS.
Dark horses getting big minutes? Scott Merritt, formerly of Marquette. As the starting center on that Final Four team with D-Wade, he put together a nice tournament as a junior. There doesn't appear to be a helluva lot of room for a 6'10" forward in the frontcourt - especially once the Clippers sign Paul Davis. But he and UNC's Jawad Williams are clearly getting a look. For the record, Williams was unimpressed with Danny Granger during last summer's workouts.