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Kevin Pelton

Close ESPN Staff Writer Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

Mike Schmitz

LAS VEGAS — When the Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings tipped off in NBA Summer League action Saturday, the anticipated matchup between the top two draft picks Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III wasn’t actually a matchup. Instead, Bagley was guarding Suns forward Dragan Bender and Ayton went against Kings big man Harry Giles.

By the end of the night, however, we’d seen plenty of Ayton and Bagley squaring off in a game that revealed how both top picks are dependent on teammates to set them up for efficient offense as they begin their NBA careers.

Unfortunately, neither Ayton nor Bagley yet have those teammates — at least in Las Vegas. Phoenix particularly struggled getting the ball to Ayton in the post, turning the ball over three times on passes to Ayton in the first quarter and at least five for the game. When Ayton was able to get the ball down low, he was effective. The first time that happened, Giles fell down and

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