Tracking Lacy, Railey in NBA summer leagues

FORMER COUG BASKETBALLERS DaVonte Lacy and Jordan Railey knew going into NBA summer league action would be a tough task to make a team. Now that Lacy has had two games with Indianapolis and Railey one with Philadelphia, the size of the challenge has come into clearer focus.

Namely, minutes are hard to come by.

Lacy played just two minutes in the first game, going 0-2 with two assists and one rebound. He didn't play at all in the Pacers' second game on Monday.

Railey and Philadelphia opened their summer league season on Monday, and Railey saw more time than did Lacy. In six minutes, Railey went 0-3 from the field with one rebound and made one of two from the free throw line.

Railey has a particularly challenging road ahead: he is playing on a 76ers team that drafted center Jahlil Okafor with the third overall pick in the recent draft. Okafor played 29 minutes on Monday, with 20 points and nine rebounds.

Lacy and Indy will play three more games. Next up is Detroit on Wednesday at noon PT, followed by the Orlando Blue squad on Thursday at 10 a.m. On Friday, July 10, every team in the Orlando summer league will play their fifth and final game against the opponent seeded most closely to them in the standings.

Railey and the Sixers are scheduled to play a total of three games in four days in the Utah Jazz summer league. Next up are the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at 4 p.m. PT followed by Utah in the finale on Thursday at 6 p.m. (The Sixers are one of a handful of teams to compete in two summer leagues but Railey is not expected to participate in Philadelphia's Las Vegas run from July 11-20).

All summer league games are being shown on NBA-TV.

Lacy was named first-team All-Pac-12 this past season and led the Cougars in scoring each of his final two seasons. He finished his WSU career as the No. 5 scorer in school history with 1,548 points and is WSU’s all-time career 3-point leader with 249.

Railey played two seasons at Washington State after transferring from Iowa State. The 7-foot center is 16th on WSU’s career list for blocks with 62. He started 47 of the 62 games he appeared in, averaging 4.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game.

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