Evaluating Jabari Smith Jr.’s performance at the NBA Summer League

It took about 72 hours of Summer League action for the overreaction to the 2022 draft class to kick in.

Chet Holmgren hit shots and deflated three-pointers in a stellar performance against the Jazz on his debut, marking the first flag to be set among the top three picks in the debate. Paolo Banchero scored a win over the Rockets with 17 points and six assists two nights later and then shined with a 23/6/6 stat line against the Kings in his final Las Vegas appearance. As the NBA world descended into the desert, the top two picks quickly met the hype.

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