After sweating it out on draft night, Jordan Bone heard his name called late in the second round. In that moment, Bone had no clue where he was going. Neither did anyone else watching.
The Pelicans selected Bone, drafting for the Atlanta Hawks — who then shipped him to the 76ers, who promptly traded him to the Pistons. When all the dust settled, Bone was headed to Detroit, but there was a catch. He had to wait for the trade to become official. That didn’t happen until Monday, putting his NBA Summer League debut on hold.
On Monday evening, Bone finally made his professional debut.
He played 16 minutes, scoring six points and adding four rebounds to the cause. Bone was credited with two assists and shot 2-7 from the field.
New team/first game mistake followed up with maximum effort and a full-court dime from Jordan Bone: pic.twitter.com/pNITS26cp7— Houston Kress (@VolRumorMill) July 8, 2019
“It was tough,” Bone said after the game. “I’ve been off for about six days, about a week, so it was tough trying to get my rhythm back. I’m just so happy to be out here. Got that first game out of the way, so now it should be good. It’s very humbling. You dream about this as a kid. Just being able to live out our dream is honestly amazing.”
Bone signed a two-way deal with the Pistons, allowing him to play at the NBA level, or the NBA’s development league level.
Elsewhere in Summer League action, Grant Williams kept on being Grant Williams. The 22nd overall selection in the 2019 draft put up five points, six rebounds and three assists on Monday night for the Celtics. Williams played for 19 minutes.
His highlight of the night was this familiar looking post move for the easy slam.
Admiral Schofield was also in action on Monday night for the Wizards. While Schofield didn’t connect on any of his three shots, he still offered a productive stat line for Washington. Schofield scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and added four assists, a block and a steal.