07/13/10 10:23 am EST
Eight years ago, the Orlando Pro Summer League was created as a chance for rookie draft picks to get acclimated to their new NBA setting. Over time the summer league evolved into redemption ground for once successful college players who had become overseas journeymen. Today I would argue that summer league is suited best for second year NBA players looking to improve their game. These participants were normally reserves in their rookie season in the League and spent most of last year trying to adjust to the pro level. Therefore, at an event like the Orlando Pro Summer League, second year NBA players are ready to dominate as their year of seasoning gives them an advantage over most international players and certainly over the NBA rookies who are just tipping off their adjustment period.
After a week of watching the action in Orlando, I have composed a power rankings list of the best five players from the OPSL and as you will see, my list is heavy on second year NBA guys.