2. Jaylen Martin
Despite only appearing in three games, Jaylen Martin was impressive during his time with the Knicks’ Summer League squad. He officially signed a two-way deal with New York before Summer League started. This is a great accomplishment for not just Martin, but the OTE league itself, which has been building a new way for players to enter the NBA.
In the three games fans saw from Martin, he averaged 13.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game while shooting 41.3% from the field and 28.5% from three. Again, not the craziest numbers, but the clutch moments Martin showed were more than enough for him to explain why he signed a two-way contract.
Martin also got to the line quite often, taking 15 free throw attempts through three games and hitting 11 of them. This is a trait that’s key for the development of young inconsistent players. If a player’s shots aren’t falling, the best way to get back into rhythm is by attacking the rim and drawing fouls. Martin showcased this ability several times and it will be key to how well he performs in the NBA if he gets run.
In addition to all of this, Martin also hit a game-winning runner against the Magic in his final game of Summer League. There really may not have been a better way for Martin’s first year at Summer League to end and his NBA career to begin.