The No. 1 overall pick had 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and six turnovers in an 88-86 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Ayton was 4-for-10 from the field and made both of his free throw attempts. Here is what our friends at Bright Side of the Sun wrote about his performance:
Unfortunately for Ayton, he lands in the negative spectrum of today’s grades. He was having consistent issues going against Cameron Oliver and Philadelphia’s defenders were able to easily swipe the ball away from Ayton post-ups on multiple occasions, four to be exact (six total turnovers). Also, Ayton fumbled away three different dump offs next to the rim.
By far, this was the worst outing for Ayton so far. He was struggling against switching out onto the perimeter, where Isaiah Miles was able to pick them apart in these situations going 5-6 on 3s himself.
Another area that will need to be drilled into Ayton is his aggressiveness in calling for the ball on the block. That wasn’t happening much, but, as mentioned, Phoenix’s guards are still unable to feed him with looks to capitalize off of.
Allonzo Trier had another strong performance in Vegas, scoring 17 points on just eight shots as the Knicks were eliminated by the Celtics. He was 5-for-8 from the field, 1-for-1 from 3, and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe.
Trier had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists in his previous outing.
He also had four rebounds, four assists, and three turnovers Thursday. Kadeem Allen had two points and three assists off the bench for Boston.
Chance Comanche easily had his best outing of Summer League on Thursday, with seven points and nine rebounds in 15 minutes as the Magic lost to the Jazz. He had not played in two of Orlando’s previous three games.
Here is Friday’s LVSL schedule: