Kessler Edwards is struggling right now for sure. He saw game time in just under half of last season’s games and averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds in that time.
On Tuesday, he struggled more. Edwards had 9 points, 3 rebounds, and a game-high 4 turnovers. He shot 4-8 from the field and 1-4 from three. Missing open shots and losing his mark on defensive plays, Edwards hasn’t performed noticeably well yet during the Summer League.
Edwards has potential, but it just seems like there is something missing that is slowing his progression. He has not been significant in any Summer League games so far, but that shouldn’t be alarming because it is extremely difficult to hold the Summer League performances against a player – just look at Victor Wembanyama’s debut.
Hopefully Mike Brown can get some work in with Edwards and truly bring out what he is capable of, but with a strong line-up, his minutes may be limited again next season.
This one is a bit of a stretch – Colby Jones didn’t necessarily play terribly, but he underperformed to what he’s capable of. After an impressive performance Monday, Jones finished Tuesday’s game with only 5 points and 2 rebounds on a mere 25% shooting and 1-6 from three. However, Jones did finish with 7 assists, proving his vision is there and this was just not his day shooting-wise.
You can see his passing vision in this assist to Keon Ellis during Tuesday night’s game in this clip:
Jones, a player expected to step up in Keegan Murray’s absence, will need to shake this one off as just an unlucky day and keep doing what he can to bring the Kings Summer League glory.
The Kings’ next Summer League game is on Thursday at 6:30 PM PST as Sacramento takes on the Minnesota Timberwolves.