Monday, July 13, 2015

Recap: Hornets 82, Nets 73

In their final contest of the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League, the Hornets were able to get one last look at rookies Frank Kaminsky and Aaron Harrison before they open up training camp in September.
The duo did not disappoint.
Kaminsky posted 19 points and six rebounds and Harrison added 15 and five as Charlotte earned an 82-73 victory over Brooklyn on Friday.
Kaminsky, the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, closed out an impressive seven-day summer stint averaging 15.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
"He's really skilled, he's really tough to guard," Harrison said of his teammate. "He's very versatile and can shoot the ball."
Harrison, who is hoping to earn an invite to camp, finished the week notching 13.4 points and 4.8 boards per contest.
"He's very aggressive and not shy," Kaminsky said of the former University of Kentucky guard. "He's coming out here looking to get a job -- a lot of people are -- and I think he played really well."
Charlotte also saw development out of P.J. Hairston. The second year swingman tallied 16 points, eight boards and four assists.
Brooklyn ended summer league without earning a win. However, they'll take solace in the fact that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson improved throughout the week.
The No. 23 overall pick in this year's draft poured in 22 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. He also consistently displayed that he's capable of being an elite defender at the league level.
Ryan Boatright, an undrafted point guard out of the University of Connecticut, continued to put together quality film for his resume. After firing off game-highs in both points (24) and assists (seven), he raised his summer league averages to 14 points and 2.6 assists per game.
The Nets finished the week 0-5, while the Hornets had a 2-3 record.

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