In the NBA Summer League today, two former Cardinals players faced off against each other. As a Louisville fan, it was weird seeing Peyton Siva and Kyle Kuric in Pistons and Thunder uniforms, respectively. Even weirder was seeing these two former teammates face off against each other.
Fittingly enough, Siva gave his best Summer League performance today, as he was finally willing to start taking more shots. He finished the day with 12 points on 4/10 shooting, as well as dishing out 7 assists (which should have been more, but his teammates couldn’t hit open shots), and nabbing one rebound. He was able to shoot 50% from behind the arc, including two early back to back threes. His +/- was also the best it has been so far this summer, totaling a +8. Siva was also able to get a steal and turn the ball over once. He had a stellar performance that definitely began to turn some heads.
My Peyton Siva crush is growing. Really like how that kid runs a team. He’s small, but he’s able to finish. Think he’s gonna stick
— Brett Koremenos (@BKoremenos) July 9, 2013
Kuric, on the other hand, didn’t play as good of a game as Siva did. Kuric scored 5 points on 2/7 shooting, including 1/3 from three point range. He also finished with one rebound, two steals, and a turnover. His +/- ratio was great though, coming in at +12.
In the end, the Thunder won 79-75, and moving to 3-0 in Summer League play. Hopefully Siva plays this well, if not better, come next game. If so, he can really start to turn some heads in not only the Pistons organization, but the NBA fanbase as well.