NBA Summer League is in full swing, and Scottie Lindsey’s Detroit Pistons and Bryant McIntosh’s New Orleans Pelicans both played a pair of games in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Northwestern fans hoping to read a blog post full of stats and highlights from the duo’s weekend in Sin City have probably come to the wrong place — Lindsey and McIntosh combined to play only five minutes this weekend.
In a 90-63 loss to Milwaukee, Lindsey scored three points (all on free throws), and grabbed a steal. Here’s the highlight of Lindsey ripping former LSU guard Tim Quarterman and getting fouled shooting a three on the other end.
He would make all three free throws.
Former Wildcat Reggie Hearn is also a member of the Detroit summer league roster. In 15 minutes against the Bucks, Hearn shot 3-of-10 from the field and 2-of-7 from deep, finishing with nine points. On Saturday, Hearn played eight minutes and made the only three-pointer he took. Lindsey did not play on Saturday.
Perhaps the most confusing development of the weekend was the absence of Bryant McIntosh. Northwestern’s all-time assists leader did not see a minute this weekend, and wasn’t even named in the box score.
Pelicans beat writer Jim Eichenhofer reported that not every member of the training camp roster flew to Vegas to play on the Summer League team.
no, not everyone who was on the training camp roster made the trip to be on the team— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) July 6, 2018
Still, it’s weird that McIntosh was the only player on New Orleans’s 15-man Summer League roster who did not show up in the box score this weekend. It’s possible McIntosh is injured or under the weather, but this is a development worth monitoring.
The Pelicans and the Pistons face off on Monday at 2 p.m. CT on ESPNU. Let’s hope B-Mac is back by then so we can see him match up with his former backcourt mate.