NBA draft: Scouting G League Ignite stars in debut scrimmages

Jalen Green relishing opportunity to train with pros (1:54)

Jalen Green goes in depth on his decision to forgo college and play in the G League, as well as how he can get better throughout the season. (1:54)

The G League Ignite -- featuring projected NBA lottery picks Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga -- played their first two scrimmages in Northern California this week against a group of G League veterans. The Ignite lost the first game in competitive fashion 113-107, before getting soundly beaten in the second 125-99.

These contests were closed to the public and NBA scouts, but ESPN was able to acquire full footage from both games, allowing us to get an excellent gauge of what NBA teams will be looking at when making their first evaluations of the five prospects who are hoping to hear their names called in the 2021 NBA draft.

Here are our key takeaways.