Golden State Warriors: 3 Players That Need to Show Up Big in the Summer League

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1. Kent Bazemore

Mar 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Kent Bazemore (20) looks to pass the ball during the second half against the Chicago Bulls at Oracle Arena. Chicago won 113-95. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Kent Bazemore is a perfect example of a player who proved himself in the Summer League.  Last season, Bazemore showcased his talents in the Summer League and the Warriors ended up signing him.

He is more famous for his bench celebrations, but he did see the floor at times when the team needed a defensive stop.

In order for Bazemore to get more playing time this season, he is going to need to show he can handle the ball.  With Jarrett Jack leaving in free agency, the Warriors are looking for a backup to handle the ball.  Toney Douglas, Andre Iguodala and (possibly) Nemanja Nedovic are options, but nothing is set in stone.

Douglas is known for his scoring and defense, but he isn’t much of a passer. It remains to be seen if Iguodala can control the offense for long stretches. Nedovic is a huge question mark.

Bazemore still has plenty to learn when it comes to the point guard position. However, I have seen him make some nice passes this week and he seems to be in control with the ball in his hands.  Take a look at this pass to Dwayne Jones, for example.

If Bazemore wants to throw his name in the ring for backup point guard, he needs to continue to make those passes this week.

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