As an event for the community of basketball players, coaches, and general managers from across the globe, the NBA’s Summer League has become the competition for evaluating talent before making important personnel decisions.
As the co-host for this year’s World Cup, the Philippines will look to advance to the knockout stage of the tournament in front of a nation of basketball fans, in a group featuring European powerhouses Serbia and Greece, both in the top 10 of FIBA most recent rankings.
The Portal is an original discussion of players in top competitions worldwide that explores the style of play, statistical contributions, and impact on team success, with a data-driven comparison to players competing at the same high level with similar attributes and tendencies.
For observers of this year’s NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, a familiar face has re-emerged, quietly leading the Milwaukee Bucks in assists while playing with poise and confidence in the team’s first four games.
In February, the national team of Cape Verde qualified for the Basketball World Cup; a first for the island nation with a population of just over 500mm.