It hasn’t exactly been the summer that Dez Wells has been hoping for.
However, Wells did have himself a strong game on Sunday night in the NBA Summer League semifinals in Las Vegas. The former Maryland star scored 11 points (4-of-7), grabbed two rebounds, dished out two assists, and recorded a pair of steals in 18:14 of playing time.
Wells also connected on one of his two shots from beyond the arc.
Wells helped the Chicago Bulls defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 85-79. The former Terrapin was one of six Bulls in double figure along with the likes of Jerian Grant, Bobby Portis, and Denzel Valentine.
Rasheed Sulaimon played just over 11 minutes and only scored two points while recording two assists. The former Duke transfer also added a steal to his stat line.
Wells has started all six of Chicago’s Summer League contests out in Las Vegas. Coming into Sunday’s game, he was averaging just 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, and 0.8 assists in 17.6 minutes per game.
His previous highest point total was five points, which he recorded against the San Antonio Spurs on July 12 and the Washington Wizards on July 16.
Wells is making a much bigger impact than he did last summer.
The Raleigh native was supposed to suit up for the Wizards Summer League team, but suffered a thumb injury before he could even take the floor. He played a large amount of the 2015-16 season with the Oklahoma City Blue in the D-League before being released due to injury on March 31.
Wells had a strong three-year career in College Park after transferring from Xavier. He averaged 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds during his time at Maryland.
Wells will have one final chance to make an impact when the Bulls face the Minnesota Timberwolves in the championship game on Monday.