Three Up, Three Down
UP -- Josh Akognon, Mavericks: Akognon has been on the cusp of making the NBA regularly throughout his short career. He seems to always be one of those final cuts in late October. So another strong Summer League is a must for him. As it always is. His first game turned out to be a good one. He scored 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting and 3 of 6 3-pointers. Akognon will get more opportunity now with Shane Larkin hurt.
DOWN -- Shabazz Muhammad, Timberwolves: This time last year, Shabazz Muhammad was in line to be the top overall pick. that time has come and gone thanks to a disappointing year at UCLA. He scored seven points on 4-for-7 shooting in 24 minutes. Maybe Muhammad is being eased into things, but I would have though Muhammad would have had a more featured role coming out of the gate.
UP -- Andrew Goudelock, Bulls: Last year's D-League MVP continued to show what a fantastic scorer he can be. Teaming up with Marquis Teague, Goudelock had an incredible str...