LAS VEGAS -- Which rookies stood out at the NBA summer league? Unfortunately, many of the biggest names watched from the sidelines over the past week, including No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson -- whose summer ended in the second quarter of his debut for precautionary reasons due to a knee bruise.
Their absence gave some of the less heralded members of the 2019-20 rookie class a chance to shine not far from the big lights of the Vegas strip, including Zion's Pelicans teammates and Brandon Clarke of the Memphis Grizzlies, MVP of both the summer league as a whole and the championship game.
With another summer league in the books, let's take a look at the best of the first-year players.