The NBA Summer League has been rolling on and the Cleveland Cavaliers have been making the most of it.
It’s a time for teams to test out new players and arrangements on the floor and figure out what can be beneficial to them in the new year.
That includes trying out the rookies that just got drafted – like Ochai Agbaji.
Ochai Agbaji balled out and had @CJMcCollum impressed today 🤩
⭐ 24 Pts
⭐ 7-13 FG
⭐ 4-8 3-PT FG pic.twitter.com/scLflPCOhw
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 13, 2022
The Cavs lost on Wednesday night, going 91-80 against the Charlotte Hornets, but it was still a breakout night for Agbaji.
He had 24 points on 7-of-13 and 4-of-8 from the three-point line.
It was a big moment for the rookie, who was the number 14 pick in last month’s draft.
There have been a lot of question marks around Agbaji but if he continues to play like this, he will keep answering each and every one with authority.
Ochai In Charge
Agbaji is a rookie guard who is trying to figure out a place for himself with the future of the Cavs.
The idea of a being a starting guard might be too far-fetched right now but he could get some very valuable minutes in his first year if he produces for the team like he did on Wednesday night.
On top of his point totals, he also added three rebounds, one assist, and three steals to his stat sheet.
He was playing with the sort of speed that teams want from a rookie.
He was a little rough around the edges at time but wasn’t afraid of any challenge thrown his way.
You can definitely see him fitting into the team’s rotation during the new season, it just remains to be seen how much time he will get.
The Cavs are adamant about building a deeper bench and it looks like Ochai could be a huge part of that.