Jay Huff makes good impression at California Classic


Day two of the NBA Summer league ended up like day one with two big blowouts. The scores aside, both games showcased a lot of good basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. Jay Huff has had a very good two days of Summer League so far, scoring 10 points, six boards and three blocks in the L.A.’ 100-77 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

Huff is looking to take the next step forward and secure his second year in the NBA. He definitely has a chance to make the roster, especially with what he showed in both days of Summer League so far. The 7-foot-1 center has a solid skill set, including a decent-looking three-point shot.

What stood out most, though, was his activity. He only scored 10 points in 15-plus minutes, but he shot 5-of-5 from the free throw line as well as 1-of-3 from 3. He was active on the boards and really made an impact blocking and contesting shots, and his overall defense was very solid.

The big issue is Huff’s foot speed. He needs to be quicker, especially when working in the pick and roll defensively, as well as switching out on smaller guards and forwards. His size works against him, but he still makes an impact by setting good screens.

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This is Huff’s big chance to prove himself, and if he continues to work, good things will happen.


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