The NBA's Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues are kicking off this weekend and, as we previously covered, former Pitt center Talib Zanna joined the Philadelphia 76ers' team. I tweeted out earlier that the 76ers' game against the Orlando Magic on Saturday was broadcast on NBATV and if you had the channel, you had the opportunity to check out Zanna's debut.
Zanna did get his shot at playing and picked up his first true minutes of action as a pro, but was somewhat limited. The former Pitt standout got only about five minutes of playing time, and was without a point or rebound, missing his sole shot attempt and picking up a turnover. Of the players on the team that got into the game, Zanna's nearly five minutes were the fewest registered by anyone.
It's good to keep an eye on forwards Jerami Grant (Syracuse) and Ed Daniel, who combined for about 28 minutes of playing time. They didn't do a lot on Saturday (three points and five rebounds total) and are players Zanna is likely competing against for a roster spot. Grant will continue to get the benefit of the doubt as the team invested a second round pick in him, but hopefully Zanna will pick up a few more minutes as the summer league goes on.
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