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  1. Michael Jordan’s older brother promoted to player personnel role with the Bobcats

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    Michael Jordan

    Michael Jordan is an owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, and owners have the right to install their family members in prominent positions if that’s they way they want to roll, because it’s their team, and they can do with it what they choose. Jordan has exercised this right by bringing in his older brother, Larry…

  2. Heat waive Mike Miller using amnesty provision

    Jul 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    The reality of the new collective bargaining agreement is that with the far more strict financial penalties in place for teams in luxury tax territory, most are going to try to cut costs whenever possible. And that includes the back-to-back champion Miami Heat. Mike Miller has been waived via the amnesty provision, the team announced on…

  3. Nick Young’s Lakers contract has a player option for a second season

    Jul 16, 2013, 1:05 PM EST

    Nick Young

    As the Lakers looked to add talent to round out the roster in the wake of Dwight Howard leaving for the Rockets, much was made of the fact that the team was only looking to sign players to one-year deals. The reason, of course, is the salary cap. While the Lakers still have some talent…

  4. Kawhi Leonard to skip USA Basketball mini-camp; George Hill, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added to the roster

    Jul 16, 2013, 12:32 PM EST

    Miami Heat v San Antonio Spurs - Game Three

    USA Basketball will hold a four-day mini-camp in Las Vegas following the conclusion of Summer League beginning on July 22, and while the roster was originally set to include Kawhi Leonard, that will no longer be the case. Leonard will miss the mini-camp “while rehabbing from a long season,” USA Basketball announced on Tuesday via…

  5. Report: Suns put Kendall Marshall on the trade block

    Jul 15, 2013, 11:44 PM EST

    Kendall Marshall

    The Suns brought in a new GM this offseason in Ryan McDonough, who has already begun to put his stamp on the team with a couple of critical moves. The hiring of Jeff Hornacek as head coach seems to be a solid choice at this early stage of things, and the trade to get Eric…

  6. DeMar DeRozan throws down two monster jams at the Drew League (VIDEO)

    Jul 15, 2013, 8:50 AM EST

    Raptors forward DeMar DeRozan goes to the basket against Bucks forward Tobias Harris during their NBA basketball pre-season game in Toronto

    Summer League in Las Vegas is happening right now, and it’s where rookies, second-year players, and undrafted guys looking to catch on with a professional squad play a serious brand of basketball in front of NBA executives, coaches, and league personnel. But in terms of pure entertainment value, it doesn’t come close to what happens…

  7. Blazers’ Will Barton leaves Summer League game with a knee injury (VIDEO)

    Jul 14, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Barton grabs a rebound against Los Angeles Lakers center Howard during second half of their NBA basketball game in Portland

    LAS VEGAS — Will Barton had an active first half for the Blazers in Summer League action on Sunday versus the Lakers, getting to the rim for a couple of highlight plays that included a reverse layup and a flying slam dunk. In the third quarter, however, Barton suffered a knee injury and his afternoon was…

  8. Tim Hardaway Jr. suffers wrist injury at Summer League, hopes to play in Knicks’ next game

    Jul 14, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    LAS VEGAS – Tim Hardaway Jr. got off to a strong start in the third day of Summer League, scoring nine points in 10 first quarter minuts and getting loose on a drive down the middle of the lane for a flying one-handed slam dunk. Unfortunately, Hardaway suffered an injury to his left wrist that…

  9. Mike Woodson confident in his ability to coach any player, including Metta World Peace

    Jul 14, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Woodson JR Smith

    LAS VEGAS — Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is with the team in Las Vegas for Summer League, and with reports of mutual interest between New York and Metta World Peace now that he’s cleared amnesty waivers, Woodson was asked if he thought he might have a knack for coaching players with, shall we say, a…

  10. Reports: Metta World Peace clears amnesty waivers, Knicks may be frontrunners

    Jul 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Metta World Peace is known for saying a lot of things that may provide entertainment value, but that you can’t always take 100 percent seriously. For example, after being amnestied by the Lakers, World Peace said he may consider playing basketball in China or even giving arena football a try before he’d look to an…

  11. C.J. McCollum hits the floater after dazzling off the dribble at Summer League (VIDEO)

    Jul 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    C.J. McCollum

    LAS VEGAS – The overall quality of play in Saturday’s Summer League game between the Suns and the Blazers was among the best we’ve seen over the event’s first couple of days, and a quick look of the rosters makes it easy to understand why. Phoenix started four players that played heavy minutes in the…

  12. Rockets GM says Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik will stay in Houston

    Jul 14, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Houston Rockets Introduce Dwight Howard

    The Rockets introduced Dwight Howard on Saturday, and while the free agent big man promised he’d keep on smiling on his way to trying to help his new team win a title, he’s also got some work to do to keep his teammates similarly engaged. Throughout the process, there had been rumblings in Houston that even…

  13. Lakers agree to one-year deal with Wesley Johnson

    Jul 14, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Wesley Johnson

    The Lakers are in need of a lot of things at a very low price, as the team prepares for the season after next when it will have all the cap space in the world to spend on any available free agent they can convince to come to Los Angeles. Before then, they have to…

  14. Suns draft pick Alex Len undergoes another surgery, on the right ankle this time

    Jul 13, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    Alex Len was selected with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft by the Phoenix Suns, even though he was recovering from surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left ankle. Len told reporters on draft night that he expected to resume basketball activities in August, which would have put him on pace…

  15. Report: Mavericks call off deal to sign Devin Harris

    Jul 12, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    Pacers Hawks basketball

    The Mavericks and Devin Harris had agreed upon a three-year deal in the neighborhood of $9 million that would return the guard to the team that traded him away in the deal that brought Jason Kidd to Dallas back in 2008. An injury that Harris is dealing with that will now require surgery, however, has…

  16. Austin Rivers shines in Summer League opener for the Pelicans

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:23 PM EST

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    LAS VEGAS — Austin Rivers hasn’t played in an NBA basketball game since March 4, after suffering a broken hand injury that ended his season. You wouldn’t have known it in his first game with the Pelicans at the Las Vegas Summer League opener on Friday, as Rivers finished with 24 points, seven rebounds, and…

  17. Mavericks’ first round pick Shane Larkin suffers broken ankle, out 2-3 months

    Jul 12, 2013, 7:50 PM EST

    Shane Larkin, Ricky Ledo, Gal Mekel, Rick Carlisle, Donnie Nelson

    LAS VEGAS — Just as we were discussing top draft picks who will miss Summer League due to injury, we get word of another one to add to that list. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Shane Larkin, the Dallas Mavericks’ 1st-round pick, broke his ankle in summer league practice, sources told Y! Could be…

  18. No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett to miss Summer League while still recovering from shoulder surgery

    Jul 12, 2013, 6:46 PM EST

    Anthony Bennett

    LAS VEGAS — The Cavaliers selected Anthony Bennett with the number one overall pick in this year’s draft, and Summer League is usually our first chance to get a look at the most recent lottery picks in an NBA setting. Bennett, who played his college ball at UNLV, won’t be participating, however, due to still…

  19. Report: Sixers to interview Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga for head coaching position

    Jul 12, 2013, 5:40 PM EST

    jay larranaga

    The Sixers are the lone NBA team without a head coach at this relatively late stage of the offseason, considering that the draft has already taken place and Summer League is currently underway. They may be looking for a fix to that situation with a younger candidate on the rise. From Dei Lynam of CSNPhilly.com:…

  20. Suns were the aggressors in three-team deal that brought Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to Phoenix

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Caron Butler, Eric Bledsoe introduced in Phoenix

    PHOENIX — The Suns surprised everyone who closely follows the landscape of NBA free agency by coming away with one of the more coveted players in the summer sweepstakes that all teams take part in to try to bolster their rosters through talent acquisition. There were no rumors or leaked reports of conversations progressing between…

  21. Victor Oladipo hits the game-winner at Orlando Summer League (VIDEO)

    Jul 12, 2013, 12:01 AM EST

    Victor Oladipo, Ron Anderson

    The consistent ability to knock down a jumper against a defender was one of the areas cited that Victor Oladipo would need to improve upon as he enters his first NBA season with the Magic. It looked pretty good with the game on the line Thursday at Summer League, when Oladipo stepped back and buried…

  22. Ronny Turiaf agrees to two-year deal with the Timberwolves

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

    Ed Davis, Darrell Arthur, Ronny Turiaf

    Ronny Turiaf has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, his agent Mark Bartelstein announced in a blast to several media outlets, including the Minnesota StarTribune. It’s a two-year contract worth $3.2 million that will see Turiaf added as big man insurance to a roster that already includes Gorgui Dieng and Chris…

  23. Ed Davis won’t play Summer League for Grizzlies because he was asked to ‘by a coach who doesn’t have a job’

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:43 AM EST

    Lionel Hollins, Ed Davis

    Go ahead and file this under comedy more than anything else, and be thankful that we have a medium like Twitter where athletes can jump in and publicly provide immediate feedback to any discussion involving them personally. Ed Davis came to Memphis last season in the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto, but had…

  24. Report: Chauncey Billups agrees to two-year deal to return to the Pistons

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:36 AM EST

    billups pistons

    Four years after being traded away from the team he led to an NBA title back in 2004, Chauncey Billups has agreed to return home. From Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports: Chauncey Billups has reached agreement on a two-year contract to return to the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The deal will be worth $5…

  25. Kendall Marshall looking to prove he belongs during Summer League with Suns

    Jul 10, 2013, 10:26 PM EST

    Kendall Marshall

    PHOENIX — Kendall Marshall was selected by the Suns with the 13th overall pick in last summer’s draft, but a chance to take the reigns as the team’s starting point guard has been far from guaranteed due to a combination of his need to develop, along with the constant personnel additions the team has made…

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