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BOZICH: Kidd-Gilchrist Sits while Chris Smith, Miller Struggle

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Summer League updates on former UK, U of L and IU players. Summer League updates on former UK, U of L and IU players.

Don't look for fresh highlights of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist dunking on somebody in the NBA Summer League. Not tonight. They're not available. 

Kidd-Gilchrist sat Sunday during Charlotte's second summer league game. That's the way it works in the summer league. The best players aren't out there grinding every night.

Former Vanderbilt star Jeffery Taylor got MKG's time Sunday, scoring a dozen points in more than 30 minutes.

In fact, former Morehead State star Kenneth Faried sat during his game with the Denver Nuggets, which makes sense because Faried doesn't have anything to prove against summer competition. Frankly, I don't understand why he's playing out there at all.

Here are some other numbers from Sunday's action:

*Former Indiana guard Jeremiah Rivers struggled, failing to manage a point or a rebound in 7 ½ minutes for the New York Knicks.

*Former Louisville guard Chris Smith also struggled. He missed all six field-goal attempts, managing two points and four rebounds in 27 minutes for the Knicks.

*Former UK guard Darius Miller started, but his stat sheet came in light. He gave New Orleans three points and one rebound in 17 minutes, missing four of five shots. It might be because Austin Rivers jacked up 14 shots.

*Two other former Cards, Jerry Smith and Derrick Caracter, didn't get on the court for Atlanta.

*Former UK center Daniel Orton has a new home but old problems. Orton has moved from Orlando to Toronto, but he still isn't putting up fancy numbers. Orton had two points and three rebounds for Toronto in a dozen minutes.

*Louisville native Nolan Smith played more than 12 minutes for Portland, giving the Blazers 10 points and two rebounds.

*And former Indiana Mr. Basketball Tyler Zeller, Cody's older brother, had 14 points and five boards in 28 minutes for Cleveland, where Zeller figures to be the starting center next season.

*Zeller's older brother, Luke, has two points and two boards in 23 minutes for San Antonio.


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