The NBA Summer League is in the rear-view mirror as teams prepare for training camp in a few weeks. For the Los Angeles Clippers, who went 3-2, we saw Sindarius Thornwell finish with some relatively up-and-down performances.
Thornwell saw action four times, averaging 14.3 points and 26.8 minutes per game. He recorded a team-high 26 points in 32 minutes against PJ Dozier in the Clippers on July 7, but was held to just four points in eighteen minutes against the Jazz two days later. On the 11th, against the Bucks, he was good for eighteen points in 27 minutes before scoring only nine in a loss to the Heat on Thursday.
Thornwell was actually back in Columbia on Sunday for DJ Swearinger’s alummi basketball game and caught up with the media to talk about his experiences:
"It helped me a lot with my confidence being in a NBA game and it gave me a feel of the game and how it's played and learning a different offense all over again...And also just guarding you know those guys and just preparing me for training camp and then the season.”
Thornwell had to head right back out west, where he’ll be formally introduced by the Clippers today at a 1pm ET press conference.
We had hoped to see more of Dozier with the Lakers, but outside of three minutes against the Celtics (where he scored two points) on July 8 and six scoreless minutes against Sacramento last Monday, he didn’t have an impact on the proceedings whatsoever thanks to a nagging ankle injury. Reports are that he should be good to go by the time camp rolls around.