Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Noah Vonleh (Indiana) shakes hands with NBA commissioner Adam Silver after being selected as the number nine overall pick to the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Hornets vs. Kings Summer League Preview

Hornets vs. Kings 2014 Vegas Summer League


When: 6:00 PM ET

Where to Watch: NBA TV


The NBA Summer League is in full swing as the Patrick Ewing led Hornets take their newest additions Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston against the Sacramento Kings Summer League squad.

The Hornet are coming off of a 70-58 loss against the Golden State Warriors in their Vegas Summer opener, but have tonight’s game and another on Monday night to against the New York Knick’s to turn things around.



PG Mickey McConnell

SG P.J. Hairston

SF Jordan Bachynski

PF Noah Vonleh

C Justin Brownlee



PG Ray McCallum

SG Nik Stauskas

SF Ben McLemore

PF Derrick Williams

C Quincy Acy

*(Line ups will probably change)

What to expect

The Hornets freshman had a slow start to their NBA debuts, with both Vonleh and Hairston going a combined 2-19 from the field, but Euro free agent PG Mickey McConnell had an impressive night against the Warrior in scoring 19 points and 4 rebounds against the Warriors.

It’s tough to gauge how summer league team will play night in and night out because of unfamiliar players and chemistry. Sometimes it’s simply better to focus on how dominant a player is against the other rookie and free agent players. In that respect it’s not surprising Vonleh had a bit of a rough first game. It will be interesting to see how Vonleh matches up against another former lottery pick in Derrick Williams who like him can stretch the floor. Hairston’s first game flop is a little bit more of a concern, considering how well he played for a whole season in the NBA D-league. He was a lights out shooter from the NBA three during that time, but couldn’t find the basket very often against the Warriors, going 1-10 from beyond the arc.

Considering how many shooters the Kings have, this game maybe a shoot out. Stauskas and Mclemore will certainly put up a lot of shots, so watch for Hairston and Vonleh to possibly light it up tonight if they can find a rhythm.

Tags: NBA Summer League Noah Vonleh PJ Hairston

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