Someone's pulling double-duty in their quest to break into The Association.
Fresh off winning an NBA D-League title with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, Matt Bouldin will participate in both Summer League sessions, a source confirmed to RidiculousUpside.com.
Next week, the point guard will hope to feed off a certain home court advantage as he dons a Magic uniform during Orlando Summer League. The following week, he'll be reunited with some members of the Mad Ants' coaching staff while strutting his stuff for the NBA D-League Select Team in Las Vegas.
Earlier Monday, our buddy Gino Pilato suggested that some of Fort Wayne's players could be under consideration for spots on the D-League Select Team (with the 26 year old among them). A separate source has confirmed to us that Bouldin will indeed play for Coach Conner Henry and co. in Sin City.
Long coveted by the Mad Ants, Bouldin was acquired by the team midseason and proved to be a valuable piece to their championship-winning puzzle. He averaged 17.2 points (on 55% from the field and 36% from downtown), 6 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 2.3 steals through the postseason. A true stat-sheet stuffer, Bouldin made an impact in a number of different ways when it mattered most.
A seemingly ideal complement next to D-League Co-M.V.P. Ron Howard, Bouldin is a smart player with good court vision, who can also play well off the ball while spreading the floor a bit, too.