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  1. Video: Top 10 plays from Las Vegas Summer League

    Jul 23, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    PBT brought you a whole lot of original content from the Las Vegas Summer league, both I and Scott Schroeder were out there (he was there the whole time), and you got daily updates and player stories. If you want to just know who stood out, we’ve got you covered. And now, here are the…

  2. Here’s your roster of guys playing in Vegas Impact Series

    Sep 9, 2011, 12:48 PM EDT

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    We’ve been telling you about the Impact Competitive Training Series — don’t you dare call it a league — which kicks off next week. And if you’re in Vegas, you can attend it. Impact Basketball, the training facility putting on the event, released to official list of participants. They will form teams, trying to keep…

  3. Other pro-am league showdowns popping up now

    Aug 19, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT

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    There’s a lot of buzz about the East Coast vs. West Coast showdown Saturday in Washington D.C. — the Drew League vs. the Goodman League. L.A. vs. D.C. It’s about as close to NBA action — Kevin Durant, James Harden, John Wall, DeMar DeRozan and others — as you are going to get for a…

  4. Looming NBA lockout wipes out Summer League

    Apr 13, 2011, 1:46 PM EDT

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    Despite the 111-degree temperatures (in the shade), ball-hogging guards and utter lack of help defense, there is something uniquely compelling about the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. It was the hope of rookies, the hustle of guys trying to impress scouts, a chance to fall in love with the guys who will be at…

  5. Kahn calls Chris Webber a "schmuck." Mr. Pot, meet Mr. Kettle.

    Jul 22, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT

    David Kahn is the king of unintentional comedy. Remember back during Summer League, when Kahn sat down for an in-game interview with NBA TV and Chris Webber? And Kahn defended his signing of Darko Milicic by comparing him with Webber and asking Webber how long it took him to find his game in the NBA?…

  6. Best Dunks of the Summer League

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:25 PM EDT

    My favorite? Get to about the 55 second mark and watch a little showboating with John Wall. Although the Raptors high flying show with DeRozan was sure fun.

  7. DeMarcus Cousins named rookie of the month, despite late drop off

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

    To say DeMarcus Cousins was a revelation at Summer League is to say how far his stock had fallen. Anyone who watched him at Kentucky knew he could dominate, but the questions about his focus and mental readiness for the NBA had him slip down the draft board. But only to number five and the…

  8. Some thoughts from the final day of Summer League

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    Just got home after 10 days in Las Vegas — a crazy experience, to say the least. Here are some quick thoughts from the final day of action: -I was definitely too hard on Jeremy Lin in my original evaluation of him. I absolutely loved and continue to love his approach to the game, but…

  9. Mike D'Antoni on Anthony Randolph's role with the new Knicks

    Jul 17, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    When the Knicks acquired Anthony Randolph in a sign-and-trade for David Lee, there was a lot of discussion about how he’d fit into D’Antoni’s system. Randolph has been the subject of a million discussions about the possibility of running point forward, and when he was moved to D’Antoni’s club those discussions exploded. Randolph carries with…

  10. Who is the mystery "deal to go to Vegas" team? (Not Detroit)

    Jul 16, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    UPDATE 7/16, 11:40 am: Well, you can cross the Detroit Pistons off the list (and they were the team mentioned in the original article. The Pistons released a statement on this issue: “Our ownership group has absolutely nothing to do with any proposal that would move the team to Las Vegas.” As we said, Detroit…

  11. Jeremy Lin a fan favorite in Vegas

    Jul 15, 2010, 11:21 PM EDT

    At the beginning of Friday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards, those assembled at the COX Pavilion in Las Vegas were on their feet and craning their necks to get a look at No. 1 overall pick John Wall. The crowd oohed and ahhed at Wall’s pre-game routine of windmills and tomahawks,…

  12. Summer League video highlights

    Jul 14, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    The fine people at NBA.com have compiled a highlight video of plays from the concluded Summer League in Orlando (Vegas Summer League continues through the weekend). Summer League ball is much easier to watch this way — all the highlights without any of the palming violations, sloppy passes and gunning guards.

  13. Fear DeMarcus Cousins, for he is a beast

    Jul 13, 2010, 12:31 AM EDT

    How did this guy fall to No. 5 again? One Summer League game is a meaninglessly small sample size. But it was big enough to make you realize this — DeMarcus Cousins could be a beast in the NBA. He is a big man in a world of big men, but he has touch and…

  14. JaVale McGee with a little Summer League showtime

    Jul 12, 2010, 2:31 PM EDT

    Summer League play — and the “defense” often played there” means guys get open, guys get breakaways in a way you don’t see in the regular season game. Washington’s JaVale McGee took full advantage of that. (He also had some nice connections with John Wall for dunks as well.) 

  15. John Wall shows his world of potential, shows he is still 19 in first Summer League game

    Jul 11, 2010, 11:34 PM EDT

    John Wall is lightning quick. You think you know that watching his televised games while at Kentucky, but until you see him in person you don’t realize just how quick. It’s impressive, bordering on insane. He flashed that speed in his first ever Summer League game. Plus he showed his great length, good defensive instincts,…

  16. Evan Turner is having a rough Summer League

    Jul 9, 2010, 12:12 PM EDT

    Welcome to the NBA, Evan Turner. Well, not even the NBA. Summer League, which is a  few steps below the NBA in terms of quality of play. But it has still flummoxed the No. 2 pick so far. I watched two games and he has had moments of quality play but mostly has struggled. He’s…

  17. Warriors top pick Ekpe Udoh out with wrist injury

    Jul 7, 2010, 5:41 PM EDT

    Ekpe Udoh — who the Warriors selected sixth overall in the recent NBA draft — will miss Summer League and maybe more after injuring his wrist in a supervised workout. The Warriors can’t catch a break. So to speak. Udoh was working out with at the Warriors practice facility in the Bay Area with Stephen…

  18. Sloppy and slams: Summer League ball

    Jul 6, 2010, 8:05 PM EDT

    This is what Summer League ball looks like — a bit sloppy, punctuated by slams and athletic plays. In this case, it is Jeremy Pargo with the slam from Gerald Henderson (who has looked good in these games and may be ready for some real run next year). 

  19. Summer League Notes from Day 1: Where Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner are sweet together

    Jul 6, 2010, 1:47 AM EDT

    A lot of things happen during Summer League, lots of games in one day. Here are some notes on the things that didn’t make their own post from the first day in Orlando. * Jrue Holiday may have been the best single player to take the floor the first day of games in Orlando, which…

  20. NBA Summer League begins today in Orlando

    Jul 5, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Here’s how you spot the hoops junkies (well, besides the kind of pasty skin tones): They’re the ones coming to this site, scanning past the latest LeBron James update to see what is happening in Summer League play. Today is the hoop junkies dream — the Orlando Summer League kicks off play. Come Friday, the…

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