The Spurs fell to the Bulls 79-76 to drop to 2-1 in Vegas Summer League. Here's how Livio Jean-Charles and Hanlan did in their debuts:
Jean-Charles missed his jumpers badly as well as a tough layup on the offensive end. He did have one nice fadeaway in the post. He is long and has great size and mobility but appeared raw offensively. His screens were not impactful and he appeared unsure of where to be in space. With his body he'd be an ideal stretch four, but unfortunately that's not his skill set.
Defensively he stayed with Bobby Portis but definitely looked undersized from a strength perspective. His on ball defense sufficed with his quickness but he lost Portis off ball once conceding an easy layup. Initial thoughts are that he has upside as a switching defender but will struggle against bruising big men.
Olivier Hanlan: Hanlan, who the Spurs acquired in the Boris Diaw trade with Utah, came in playing with incredible intensity on both offense and defense. He made hustle plays, communicated, and sprinted the floor consistently. Hanlan shot 35% from long range in college but was very efficient from two. He's another point guard on this Spurs summer league roster along with Murray, Arcidiacono, and Cummings, so big minutes for all of them will be tough to come by. As the 42nd pick, he should be primed for camp and then the D-League.
The Spurs finished 9th in Vegas round-robin play and will play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday at 3pm, PST.