LAS VEGAS — Outside of No. 1 pick Anthony Davis of New Orleans, who is playing with the U.S. Olympic team, all of the top selections in the June 28 NBA draft have been on display at the Las Vegas Summer League.
None has been as impressive, however, as the Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard.
Lillard was at his most spectacular in an 84-78 victory over Atlanta Thursday, going for 31 points and seven assists and only three turnovers in a 32-minute masterpiece that had scouts from throughout the league singing praise.
"The best player I’ve seen at summer league," said one NBA executive, who asked not to be identified.
"He’s not going to be a great player — he already is one," said a scout from another team.
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