I apologize for allowing you to follow three Pistons’ summer-league games without reading this first. Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com has profiled of nearly every summer leaguer, providing detail how only he could. For example, here’s his overview of Peyton Siva:
Siva’s athleticism, ability and willingness to get to the basket intrigue, particularly the athleticism, which few other point guards can rival. His aggressiveness can give way to recklessness, with some turnovers and forced shots, but you can live with that. The athleticism is most effective defensively, where, when tuned in, Siva can be a genuine disruptive influence. He’s a poor shooter, not a controlled floor general (he passes first, but doesn’t necessarily control the tempo), and is prone to force things. But he makes things happen. And he’s fast. And he’s fun. Summer league lends itself well to these traits.
Make sure you read about other Pistons before today’s 1 p.m. game against the Heat.