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Several Cats eliminated from Summer League Championship

Our trip to Las Vegas to watch the Cats took a huge hit yesterday when EVERY SINGLE TEAM we needed to win lost in the first round. There were four games we had eyes on. All ended in disappointment.

Karl Towns and Minnesota… Out of the tournament.

Julius Randle and Los Angeles… Out of the tournament.

Willie Cauley-Stein and Sacramento… Out of the tournament.

Trey Lyles and Utah… Out of the tournament.

Luckily those guys will play one consolation on Friday, so not all is lost. We still have Phoenix in today’s action, too.

As for how the guys played, Towns had 20 and 10 in the losing effort against Portland. Randle had 17. Cauley-Stein had a quiet six points and four rebounds. Lyles had seven and seven.

We’ll have a report from the Suns game later today.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Several Cats eliminated from Summer League Championship



  1. Mr Blue
    10:28 am July 16, 2015 Permalink

    That’s four more points than WCS had against Wisconsin.



    • J-Dub421
      10:35 am July 16, 2015 Permalink

      We did not lose to Wisconsin solely because of Willie. It’s a team sport and 8 other guys played too. Stop trying to dump the loss on one player. It sucked but it’s over now. Time to move on.



    • cracka
      10:52 am July 16, 2015 Permalink

      more than just a team sport, there was a group of refs out there that played just as big of a part in the outcome as the teams did … rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr … still not happy



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:53 am July 16, 2015 Permalink

      Willie didn’t show up for the most important contest of the year. He did NOT lose it by himself but he seriously under-performed for the WI game.

      This comment coming from a household/family that counts Willie amongst its favorite players.



    • J-Dub421
      1:06 pm July 16, 2015 Permalink

      Willie did not play his best game, I’m not disputing that. But he did hold Kaminsky to 2 points in the second half, and he was primarily in for defense. I have just gotten very tired of all the Willie bashing from a portion of our fan base. There are quite a few who have heaped vitriol on WCS after the Wisconsin game and basically blamed him for the loss. Yet no one blames Devin Booker. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Booker and loved having him at Kentucky and wish him nothing but the best in the future, but he was a sieve defensively in that game and didn’t even attempt a three. I don’t get why people can bash one player for not playing a great game but completely overlook a similar performance in the same game by another player.



    • Brian
      7:09 pm July 16, 2015 Permalink

      That’s because Willie was more “Liberal” than Booker.



  2. Laker Cat 18
    10:43 am July 16, 2015 Permalink

    I saw WCS bumped his knee and went out of the game yesterday. Do we have an update on him?



    • J-Dub421
      10:46 am July 16, 2015 Permalink

      I heard he’s fine, and it was just a precaution not playing him again. I don’t know anything concrete though.



  3. Rnet
    1:39 pm July 16, 2015 Permalink

    Willie being Willie, . I feel sorry for Kings fans. Dude will play like 1st team all NBA one game then just turn into casper the ghost and disappear in the next.



  4. Hrrick Pitino
    6:25 pm July 16, 2015 Permalink

    Typical Trill. Just won’t show up for the real shtuff.