We are approaching the NBA Summer League Las Vegas finals and there is a reason the Portland Trailblazers summer squad is playing in it.
In about 30 minutes a game, Swanigan is averaging 15 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal per game.
He is doing EVERYTHING right, both offensively and defensively.
Swanigan is most likely going to finish the summer averaging a double-double. Which would make him only the fourth rookie to ever do so.
The future looks bright for this kid. His story is amazing, but his play is even better. It is as if he has a sense for where the ball is going to be and when it'll be there before anyone can even react.
Now, before you jump down my throat and claim this is only summer league, think about what he is doing. He is just bullying guys. That is something that can 100% transfer to the NBA. These are all techincally "NBA bodies." However, many of them have to grow. But so will Swanigan.
He claims his body is something he works on every single day. He weighed 400 pounds in middle school. He has been through the ringer when it comes to battling his physical being. He is all leaned up now and will continue to shape up his body day by day.
Swanigan was asked what he will be remembered for. He replied by saying something along the lines of being remembered for taking every second of every day to get better.
Caleb Swanigan, out of Purdue, is the player that is shining the brightest in the NBA Summer League this season.
Photo: (USA Today)