Aldama debuts with the Grizzlies

The new Grizzlies signing scored 4 points on his debut. Desmond Bane, with 32, was the most outstanding player of the match. Memphis prevailed.


Desmond Bane confirmed his great class as the leader of the Memphis Grizzlies who made their NBA Summer League debut with a 91-84 win over the Brooklyn Nets. The Grizzlies, with Bane contributing 32 points, including six 3-pointers from eight attempts, and four assists, dominated in all facets of the game, especially within the paint.

Along with Bane, French power forward Killian Tillie, who started as a starter, also stood out with 20 points, including six more 3-pointers from 10 attempts. Power forward Xavier Tillman, another second year like Bane and Tillie, finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 blocks that left him as the third leading scorer and the most complete of the Grizzlies.The Memphis team also had the debut of the Spanish power forward, the rookie Santi Aldama, selected with number 30 in the last university draw, and who yesterday, Sunday, signed a rookie contract for three guaranteed seasons and a first in which will receive $ 1.9 million.

Aldama, trained at the University of Maryland, started 14 minutes as a reserve and only scored a seven-shot basket, missed all four shots he made from outside the perimeter and scored 2-2 from the personnel line.

The Nets had backup guard Cam Thomas as their best scorer, scoring 17 points while starter Quinndary Weatherspoon added 15 points, the only two players on the Brooklyn team to reach double-digit numbers.

Bane hit three of his 3s in the final 2:29, while Tillman scored a free throw and suspension that opened an 8-0 streak that turned a 76-77 deficit into an 84-77 lead at 1:18 remaining

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