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NBA: Summer League-Toronto Raptors at New York Knicks Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Summer League is well underway and there are several former Kentucky Wildcats showing out as well as making their cast for the last few spots on NBA rosters — some of them even being title contenders.

One former Wildcat that already has his place on the New York Knicks is Immanuel Quickley, who posted 32 points on 11-21 shooting from the floor while also dishing out eight assists in the Knicks’ victory over the Pacers. While his NBA playoff run with the Knicks was cut short by Trae Young & company this past season, there’s so much that lies ahead for Quickley and the up and coming Knicks.

Staying on the East Cost, Tyrese Maxey put up 21 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Philadelphia 76ers in a win vs. the Mavericks. With Ben Simmons likely out the door and true points guards that can play at both ends not growing on trees, Maxey will likely see a major uptick in playing time, as well as team responsibilities.

A much more seasoned NBA veteran and former Wildcat, Brandon Knight, has made his appearance in this year’s summer league for the NBA title contending Brooklyn Nets. Though he was a bit rusty (9 points on 2-9 shooting), it’s good to see Knight back in action and competing for a roster spot on a cap-heavy team.

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