James Johnson wasn't able to follow up his outstanding first summer league game with a similar caliber second game. He struggled with his perimeter shot missing quite a few jumpers including all four of his three point attempts. He did make up for his poor shooting night by getting to the foul line repeatedly, but often forced the issue when driving which left him turning the ball over six times as well.
Johnson again seemed to struggle off the ball, at one point, one of his
teammates kept screaming for him to cut as he tended to settle in on
the perimeter when he didn't have the ball in his hands. He was
matched up on Luc Mbah A Moute most of the day whom he contained fairly
well for what that's worth.
Taj Gibson struggled mightily again allowing Joe Alexander to have an
excellent scoring outing. Gibson was brought in for defense, and he
hasn't been able to excel in that role so far getting dominated in both
his matchups. On the other hand, it was an odd matchup to have him
defending Alexander in the first place given that Alexander is more of
an athletic three than a four.
Gibson had another nice day from the field finishing around the basket,
but he wasn't generating his own looks and largely was finishing off
opportunity baskets. His rebounding was okay with eight boards, but
he fouled out of the game which is impressive given that you get ten
fouls in summer league. That's 19 fouls over his first two games.
Augustine had another solid game which should help him catch on
somewhere for good money in Europe if not in the NBA, and Demarcus
Nelson rebounded to have a fair effort today. Anthony Roberson ruined
any chance he had of making the team with another abysmal game.
The game wasn't fun or pretty and ended with a Bulls loss.