By Jonathan Okanes
Thursday, July 12th, 2007 at 2:53 pm in Winter sports.
Through three games of the Vegas summer league, Leon Powe is Boston’s leading scorer (16.3 ppg) and rebounder (8.7 rpg). Last night, Powe had 23 points and 12 rebounds as the Celtics routed Team China. Powe thoroughly outplayed China’s Yi Jianlian, this year’s No. 6 overall draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks. Yi had seven points, five rebounds and eight fouls in 22 minutes.
It will be interesting to see how the Celtics’ roster shakes down as the summer progresses. Powe got a lot of playing time near the end of last season, but some of that was because Boston was hit hard by injuries. Still, Powe made an impression on Celtics management and appears to solidly be in their plans. But Boston also drafted Glen Davis out of LSU with its second-round pick, which could give the team a bigger logjam inside.
An update on Ayinde Ubaka, who is playing for the Charlotte Bobcats: He has played 18 minutes in three games, with two points and one assist. Ubaka missed Tuesday’s game against Chicago with a sprained left ankle.