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HOT COUGAR ACTION: Checking On Thompson And Weaver At The NBA Summer League

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With the Orlando Summer League complete and Klay Thompson done at the Las Vegas Summer League, it seems like a good time to check in and see how Kyle Weaver and Klay Thompson fared.

Weaver played in four games for the Utah Jazz during the Orlando Summer League. He didn't see much time, only 33 total minutes, and he didn't shoot the ball very well. Weaver made 1-of-6 shots including 0-of-2 on 3-point attempts. In typical Weaver fashion, he did a little bit of everything, finishing with seven rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal.

While he may not have played as well as he hoped, he will get another shot as Weaver will play for the Miami Heat during the Las Vegas Summer League. Miami's first game is today at 3:30 p.m. PT on NBA TV.

The Heat are scheduled to play the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday but we will not get a Weaver vs. Klay matchup as after playing in two summer league games, the Warriors shut Thompson down. In two games, Thompson averaged 20.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He shot 52 percent from the floor and made 10-of-14 3-pointers.

That was all the Warriors needed to see apparently. Thompson is fresh off practicing with Team USA as a member of the select team, so he will now get some well earned rest.

Josh Akognon is also playing in the Las Vegas Summer League and he is doing very Josh Akognon like things. Akognon is averaging 20.0 points per game for the Kings. In 37 minutes he's put up 22 shots, making 13. That included his 10-of-16 performance in 22 minutes on Saturday. He continues to prove he has never met a shot he didn't like.

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