Kyle Guy ultimately impresses in Summer League debut

Kyle Guy
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Frank Mason and Marvin Bagley were on the Summer League roster for the Sacramento Kings, but didn’t play last night because quite honestly, they may be too good for Summer League. Two players that did indeed play and looked impressive were Wenyen Gabriel and Kyle Guy. Guy is the one we’ll talk about today.

It was not a good start to the game for Kyle Guy who turned the ball over twice in a row to and just looked completely out of rhythm. He got subbed out after just a couple of minutes. He sat down and talked to the coaching staff and then came back shortly after.

From then on in, he was a completely different player.

Kyle Guy finished with 10 points on 4/7 shooting and 2/5 from deep while committing 4 turnovers and only dishing out 1 assist. For Guy, it was how he got his shots off and the defense that he played that was most impressive.

The first three he hit on the night was a classic Kyle Guy one where he was on the move coming off of good offensive awareness to notice where the open space on the floor was to create an easy passing lane for Gabriel.

On defense, he was matched up on Jordan Poole all night who shot 3/12. Guy wasn’t necessarily locking him down, but was doing a satisfactory job. The first shot that Poole hit, he was able to come off a screen from Damian Jones and get plenty of space from Kyle Guy who had struggled to get around it. That’ll improve in time.

It was a roller coaster game for Kyle Guy, but gladly he finished going up. Late in the game, the Kings ran a set play for him to come off of some off-ball action to get himself a clean look from beyond the arc. It was a tie game and Guy came up big just as he did so many times for UVA.

It was ultimately a very impressive game for Kyle Guy who will look to be more aggressive going forward in Summer League action.


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