Marcus Banks sets a Summer League record

Marcus Banks sets a Summer League record

Postby JSM on Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:58 am Marcus Banks returned to the gym where he once honed his skills as a collegiate athlete. The former UNLV guard set a new summer league record with 42 points, but it wasn’t enough. Banks and the Suns were edged 93-89 by the Cavaliers in the nightcap at Thomas and Mack Center.

Banks' record-setting performance took flight in the final period, where Banks netted 23 points and nearly won the game for Phoenix. During several stretches of the final period Banks became a one man show.

“I just wanted to come out and have fun,” Banks said of his return. “I had a lot of family and friends here and I was glad I was able to put on a show.” Banks shot 68% from the field (13-19 FG), 80% from long range (4-5 3FG) and 86% from the charity stripe (12-14 FT).

“I want to prove to everyone that I can still play,” Banks said. “It’s been a rough road but I just keep on working hard. That’s all I can do.”

Forward Darius Rice led a balanced Cleveland attack which saw four Cavaliers score 15 or more points. Rice had 21 points, Dwayne Jones 18, PJ Tucker 16 and Shannon Brown added 15.

It was the Cavaliers improved to 2-1 with the win. Phoenix dropped to 0-1 in the 2007 NBA Summer League.
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Postby CrazyLikeCatfish on Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:15 am

The Suns had to let him play somewhere. He never left the bench during the season.
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Postby The Kobe Era 2K5 on Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:34 am

He's nice player and he wanted to prove Suns he's worth those millions. BTW game was at same arena where Banks played college ball.
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Postby KB24 on Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:53 am

I don´t respect Banks anymore...

he KNEW he is going to ride the bench with Nash and Barbosa and still took the Phoenix offer to join the Suns, that was the worst decision a 24 year old player can do. Now he rides the bench as we know Phoenix likes to add players and let them ride the bench.

impressive game but who the eff cares if you don´t get to play on the NBA court?

just a stupid decision. He should have tried to get on the Lakers, maybe accept 1-2 mio less but play and show that you can play and prepare to get a high paycheck in the future.

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Postby ndrui on Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:50 am

:man4: Summer League Record??? I didn't know such things existed.
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Postby Fly Like A Mosquito Bite on Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:16 pm

Mark Madsen can probably score 40 points in the Summer League.
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Postby magicgeneration on Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:13 pm

ndrui wrote::man4: Summer League Record??? I didn't know such things existed.

Of course it exists. Why just the other day I set my driveway league record with a sterling 9 points (3 of 15 shooting).

The bush fouled me about three times, but the refs were letting us play.
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Postby live and die in LA on Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:47 pm

Why in the world was Marcus Banks playing in the summer league? :man3: The guy has been in the league 4 or 5 years. Maybe the Suns are trying to get some team to trade for his bad contract.
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Postby SirLaker on Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:47 am

Freakin Gary Payton had to screw us...we HAD Banks. :freak2:
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Postby JuanoLAL on Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:05 am

Let's not forget, it's only the summer league!
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