Mareese once again dazzled the crowd adding another double double to his short NBA career (well summer league). The young core of the 76ers was led to victory over Atlantic Division foe, the Toronto Raptors by Thaddeus Young’s 21 points. Mareese Speights and Jason Smith once again led the charge on the glass for the Sixers. Speights ended the game with 15 points and 12 boards, while Smith added 12 and 12 respectively.
Speights has proven to be perhaps the most consistent pick of the NBA Draft so far. I know its early and I’m most likely getting my hopes up, but this kid can really rebound well and always seems to be in the right position. One skill that is very hard to teach and one that will never be taken for granted in this league. I know the argument, “it’s only summer league, please see: Marco Bellinelli, Nate Robertson, Marcus Banks”, but I think this is a different situation, different position, and will ultimately produce different results then those losers. Guess we will find out soon enough.