After 4 games of sitting on the bench for the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League, Omari Johnson was able to crack the rotation in the Blazers' final summer league game, a win over the Boston Celtics. He logged 13 minutes and 36 seconds and finished with 6 points on 2-7 shooting (0-3 on 3-pointers) while also grabbing 2 rebounds and finishing with a plus/minus of +6. There were not many negatives to his game outside of missing all his 3-pointers and 1 turnover.
Johnson looked impressive in his first minutes of the summer, and it could make the organization at least consider bringing him to training camp again. Johnson has the athletic ability to be a great energy guy who could have provided some scoring and rebounding off the bench for this team and could potentially do so on an NBA roster, not to mention has a little bit of experience from last year's preseason working in his favor. It is still very unlikely that he will make the Blazers roster however, but finally getting some playing time has to feel good for the 27-year old former Beaver.
The Blazers finish Summer League with a 2-3 record after an 80-75 win over the Celtics today in their consolation game. Time will tell if Johnson made enough of an impression to get a training camp invite.