The Charlotte Hornets regular roster and their summer league roster may be full of different players, but they sure do have a lot of similarities. Stop me if you've heard this one before, but the Hornets were playing well until a stretch of bad offensive play led to a large deficit. The deficit was eventually overcome thanks to some over the top play from three players, but in the end it wasn't enough for the victory.
The names and rosters may be different, but apparently the story is the same. Now obviously this is summer league and the details of the game are vastly different. For example, there is nothing close to a defensive scheme, and the offense is very basic pick and rolls with a few pin down sets. This is usually what leads to bad shooting across the board, but the Hornets decided to out do everybody with a 14 point second quarter, and an 11 point third quarter.
Despite the poor midgame shooting, Charlotte got some big performances out Aaron Harrison, Frank Kaminsky, and Troy Daniels to cut the game to three points in the fourth quarter. Daniels dominated from deep all game long, hitting six 3-pointers, and Kaminsky added two more on top of that. While those two hung out on the perimeter and stretched the floor, Harrison showed why someone is going to take a flyer on him in training camp. His ability to get to the rim is easily showcased in a setting like summer league, but what it was his consistent finishing around the rim that had everybody paying attention. 16 points on 10 shots, eight assists, and four rebounds are numbers that a few draft picks haven't been able to put up.
However, while Harrison played well, it can't be understated that he's the only player the Hornets are really using as a point guard right now. Daniels and P.J. Hairston have spent some time running the offense as well, but Harrison at the moment is the only player anybody would consider a point guard that's been getting minutes. As a result, he gets a chance to showcase what he can do more than others.
That said, Harrison is showcasing what he can do and there's no better place to do that than Summer League. There are many players out there that can't say the same thing.