Aaron Nesmith: ‘I did a better job of becoming a more multi-dimensional player’ in Las Vegas Summer League

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Boston Celtics second-year small forward Aaron Nesmith had an outstanding run in his first Las Vegas Summer League play, leading the Boston Celtics in scoring and helping to carry the team to the (usually) annual Sin City exhibition series title game.

And while the Celtics ultimately ended up coming up short, falling to the undefeated summer Sacramento Kings 100 – 67, Nesmith related that he felt the experience was still largely a positive one. “I did a better job of becoming a more multi-dimensional player, moving the ball, putting the ball on the floor, finding open teammates, taking confident shots,” he related after the loss.

The Kings’ vaunted defense in summer league play lived up to its reputation, which the Vanderbilt product acknowledged; “I think as a whole team, they did a good job of speeding us up.”

"As the game went on, we were trying to slow ourselves down and run our offense and do the things that we've done the last four games to get to this moment," he added, "We didn't do a very good job of getting back to that. So, that's really what was on our mind throughout the remainder of the first half, second quarter, the beginning of the third was just trying to slow the pace down and play the game that we used to play." https://twitter.com/TheCelticsWire/status/1427948426013167621?s=20

Noting he doesn't try to get too high or low on discrete performances, Nesmith related that it was "a humbling experience, we played really well the first four games," "[We] blew teams out and then to come into this game and be on the other end of the story -- it hurts, it sucks. But, it's just motivation to get right back to the drawing board tomorrow morning and get right back to work." This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [lawrence-related id=57047,57053,56596,56590] [listicle id=57051]

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