It's not a genuine night of watching the NBA if your timeline isn't filled with hot takes, predictions, and photoshop. Three weeks after the NBA wrapped up its highly successful 75th season, it returned with its staple of Summer League action. And as expected, all eyes were on this year's top-three draft picks-- Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, and Jabari Smith Jr-- when they made their respective league debuts.
#nbatwitter Reacts To Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, and Jabari Smith Jr's Debuts
Whether you watched them play or placed complete (and possibly questionable) trust into what your timeline said, the reactions from #nbatwitter were swift and didn't lack personality. For many viewers, it was their first time watching Banchero, Holmgren, or Smith Jr play-- an everyday reality for those who don't follow high school or college basketball.
But regardless of how you feel about the trio's performances, they provided highlights and a closer look at their potential. Banchero (17/4/6) and Holmgren (23/7/6) produced a pair of memorable games, and Smith Jr proved he could be comfortable doing a bit of everything on the floor.
Below are some of the reactions to the NBA debuts of Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, and Jabari Smith Jr.