Lonzo Vision: Reflecting on Ball's outstanding July
Lonzo Ball started summer league with an alley-oop -- then a rough shooting night. But he ended it with an MVP award. Here's what observers had to say about the prized Lakers rookie.
Lakers win summer league with Ball on the bench.
With Lonzo Ball sitting out due to a calf injury, Kyle Kuzma fuels the Lakers with 30 points and 10 rebounds in a 110-98 win over the Trail Blazers.
The best plays of 2017 summer league.
The Lakers might have won the title, but it's Hawks rookie John Collins who earns the No. 1 spot on the summer league top 10 plays. Check out who else made the list.
Top rookies, surprises, disappointments in summer league
Which players stood out, and what are the big takeaways? Our crew breaks down the NBA summer league.
Summer league is the Super Bowl for the NBA's undrafted free agents
For every top pick lighting it up in Las Vegas, there are dozens of undrafted free agents scratching and clawing for the chance to land an NBA roster spot.
Pelton mail: Who's the better passer, Lonzo Ball or Ben Simmons?
Kevin Pelton addresses reader questions, including which players are worth the supermax.
Introducing Dennis Smith Jr., the future face of the Mavericks
The Mavs have never undergone a rebuild under head coach Rick Carlisle, but rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. gives the team a potential leading man once future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki calls it a career.
Blazers rookie Swanigan flashes high motor in Vegas
After a decorated college career, Caleb Swanigan is out to leave a strong impression on the Trail Blazers.
Magic wants Lakers to 'strive for excellence.'
Magic Johnson says "the Lakers are back" and it all begins with the strong play of the summer league squad and is proud of Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball for leading by playing team basketball.
Kuzma, Ball celebrate MVP awards.
After being named MVP of the summer league championship game, Kyle Kuzma says he proved that "anything is possible" if you believe in yourself. Overall league MVP Lonzo Ball credits his teammates for his award.
Kuzma swishes at the buzzer.
With 1.8 seconds left in the third quarter, Kyle Kuzma grabs the inbounds pass and hits a 3-pointer.
MVP award means a lot to Ball.
Lonzo Ball says he wanted to play in the summer league championship game but was ruled out and credits his coaches and teammates for winning the MVP trophy.
Kuzma goes coast-to-coast for and-1 layup.
Kyle Kuzma finishes a big first half by driving through the Blazers defense for a layup while getting fouled. Kuzma records 19 points in the opening two quarters.
Magic, Lakers taking cautious approach with Ball.
Magic Johnson speaks with Mark Jones and Jeff Van Gundy about the decision to sit Lonzo Ball in the championship game of the summer league and why he wouldn't want to tinker with the rookie's shot.
Lonzo Ball receives MVP trophy.
Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jones discuss the impact Lonzo Ball had on the Lakers during the summer league before he is awarded the MVP trophy prior to the final against the Trail Blazers.
Lonzo strong early, but Lakers advance without him.
Lonzo Ball notches a first-half double-double, but exits the game with calf tightness as the Lakers win to reach the summer league finals.
Ball hopeful he can play in summer league final.
Lonzo Ball says he sat out most of the second half at the training staff's suggestion and asserts playing Monday is the plan.
Lonzo shines again in summer league.
Lonzo Ball scores 16 points and dishes 10 assists against the Mavericks before leaving the game with calf tightness in Los Angeles' 108-98 win over Dallas.
Ball exits game with calf tightness.
In the third quarter, Lonzo Ball heads to the bench as a precaution due to discomfort in his right calf.
Swanigan leads Blazers to summer league finals.
Caleb Swanigan's 15 points and 11 rebounds spur the Blazers past the Grizzlies 87-82 and into the Las Vegas Summer League Finals.
Smith charges through for emphatic jam.
Dennis Smith Jr. zips through the open lane and punishes the rim with a huge one-handed dunk.
Lonzo equally smooth on pass and score.
Lonzo Ball literally punches an assist to Alex Caruso, then follows up with a slick fadeaway in the post.
Smith empties his bag of tricks against Lonzo.
Dennis Smith Jr. scores with Lonzo Ball defending him on two consecutive possessions.
Lonzo starts the scoring.
Lonzo Ball gets the Lakers on the board first with a tough 3-pointer against the Mavericks.
Lonzo switching to Jordans for semifinals.
Lonzo Ball reveals he will wear Jordan 31 sneakers against the Mavericks and admits his footwear changes might be fuel for a bidding war.