Summer League lessons

Specific improvements five standouts should focus on for upcoming season

Updated: July 18, 2014, 5:31 PM ET
By Amin Elhassan | ESPN Insider

Andrew WigginsJack Arent/NBAE/Getty ImagesAlthough the pro game is better suited for Wiggins' skill set, there are still adjustments he can make.

As NBA summer league play winds to a close, the urge to make sweeping assumptions about players' NBA potential based on their performances in Las Vegas and Orlando becomes overpowering. The fact of the matter is that summer league should be looked at as a lab: an experimental environment to try new moves and new roles and develop new instincts. Nothing seen here is for certain, but often improvements to a player's game get their first chance to shine in this semicompetitive situation.