The 2023 NBA Summer League is now in the books, and it gave a number of players the opportunity to flash their potential and possibly earn a spot in the big leagues.
The Los Angeles Lakers had a mix of can’t-miss players, prospects that are looking to get some playing time with their big league squad and those who are fighting for a spot somewhere in the league.
This year, they brought along Damion Baugh, a 6-foot-4 guard who went undrafted from Texas Christian University. Baugh is someone who has a couple of useful skill sets that could give him a shot with some NBA team down the line.
Baugh failed to show anything significant
Overall, Baugh did not play well during the NBA Summer League. During the five games played in Las Vegas, he averaged 3.0 points on 30.0 percent overall shooting and 20.0 percent from 3-point range, and he didn’t play any better during the two games in the California Classic beforehand.
There were times, however, when Baugh showed good speed handling the ball in the open court. He did have five assists in Los Angeles’ first game in Las Vegas, which was a victory over the Golden State Warriors. He also dished off four assists in its final game against the Los Angeles Clippers, but he also turned the ball over a whopping seven times.
When he was in college, he showed some ability to facilitate and hit the open man, as evidenced by his 5.8 assists per game in his final season at TCU. There were some brief glimpses of this skill set during summer league play.
But he has yet to show any real potential in any other facet of the game, especially when it comes to his outside shooting.
Final Grade: D
Story originally appeared on LeBron Wire