The Brandon Paul summer league domination tour continues, or is expected to at least. Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reports that Paul will be joining No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers in Las Vegas for summer league play. Las Vegas is the largest and longest of the three summer leagues the NBA holds during the offseason.
Source: Brandon Paul will play with the 76ers' Summer League team in Las Vegas. He did well with the Hornets while in Orlando Summer League.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 7, 2016
Paul is wrapping up a successful campaign in the second-largest summer league in Orlando as he led the Charlotte Hornets' team to a 2-2 record while netting 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per contest. The Hornets will play one final game tomorrow before Paul hops cross-country to join with Philly.
Kennedy also reported that Paul is drawing some serious interest from NBA teams with his play, and the 76ers are a great fit for an aspiring player looking for a camp invite. For starters, despite improvements, the Sixers are still the closest thing we have to an NBA D-league squad running around. They have given a lot of guys an opportunity to play at the highest level the last few years, and Paul certainly has the scoring ability to get a flier from a team in the league. Furthermore, the chance to play alongside Ben Simmons would give Paul a chance to really show how he fits next to at least one true NBA-caliber player, and Paul will also team with TJ McConnell, who played in 81 games for the Sixers last year. If Paul is able to emerge as the team's second-best player behind Simmons, he could seriously get looked at as a complementary bench scorer.
Paul is a tad undersized for a two-guard but has shown a shooting ability that fits better with today's NBA than that of, say, 10 years ago, when a player of Paul's size had to be Dwyane Wade and J.J. Redick good to get serious NBA consideration. If his reign of summer league terror continues, then teams looking for extra shooting would be silly not to give Paul a good look.