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  1. Adam Morrison is back, will play for Nets in Summer League

    Jul 3, 2012, 4:37 PM EDT

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    If you are a guy with some skills willing to play for the veterans’ minimum, the New Jersey Nets might be the team to hook up with — whatever happens with Dwight Howard they are loaded with big contracts and need some affordable talent. Enter Adam Morrison. The former No. 3 overall pick of the…

  2. Two-week NBA pro league plans September run in Vegas

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:42 AM EDT

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    The NBA players are learning that the marketing machine that is the NBA is not so easy to replace. While there has been Grassroots buzz about all the pro-am events this summer, that has not seeped into the national sports consciousness. Not in a meaningful way. (There are people criticizing the lack of marketing around…

  3. Winderman: K-State’s Pullen shows how this NBA summer is different

    Jul 12, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Jacob Pullen

    Yes, we can gasp all we want about reports that link Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant or Dwyane Wade to European destinations. The NBA rumor cycle, even amid a lockout, must, after all, be fed 24-7-365. But whether any of that happens certainly will be more of a September or October story, if it is a…

  4. KFC offers Dwyane Wade another job during lockout

    Jul 11, 2011, 3:16 PM EDT

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    NBA players make a lot of money, but they spend a lot of money. Just ask Patrick Ewing. Dwyane Wade, like the rest of us, could use a few extra bucks in his pocket. Right after the lockout started he even tweeted “Any1 hiring?” Which is not really funny with the recession hurting most people…

  5. Pitt’s Gilbert Brown signs in Europe as insurance

    Jul 5, 2011, 8:08 AM EDT

    Connecticut v Pittsburgh

    Gilbert Brown was one of those undrafted guys who stands a chance of making an NBA roster. The Pitt senior plays on the wing and is a good athlete who plays a smart all-around game. He may not be explosive, but he does all the little things well. He’s a guy who needed Summer League…

  6. NBA cancels Vegas Summer League

    Jun 17, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    According to TNT’s David Aldridge, the NBA has cancelled the Las Vegas Summer League for this season. Summer League generally serves as an opportunity for a team’s draft picks and young players to get some game experience against other pros, and for fringe pros like Sacramento’s Pooh Jeter to try and earn a spot on…

  7. Bobcats plans for pre-lockout free agent camp shot down

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Everyone knows the lockout is coming. The drop-dead date to start next season on time will likely be about the end of September or October 1 — after the last lockout there was one month of condensed free agency and training camps before regular season games started. The lockout will wipe out Summer League, the…

  8. Great news! Even if there’s a lockout Summer League will go on!

    Jan 15, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

    NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

    Sure, the lockout could devastate the league in its biggest year since Jordan retired and leave fans without professional basketball until possibly as late as fall of 2012, but there is some good news. You’ll still get to see fringe NBA players diving across the floor and missing baseline jumpers in half-empty gyms while they…

  9. Jeremy Lin could be headed to the D-League soon

    Dec 16, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Stephen Curry’s ankle sprain will heal eventually, and when it does Jeremy Lin could be headed to Reno and the D-League. You remember Lin, the Harvard star and Summer League sensation who was invited to camp and fought his way on to the Warriors roster with hustle and effort? The Warriors think he could be…

  10. Knicks sign Patrick Ewing Jr., he gets shot at last roster spot

    Aug 27, 2010, 3:27 PM EDT

    Two years ago, Patrick Ewing Jr. almost made the New York Knicks. The final roster decision came down to keeping him and buying out Stephon Marbury, or keeping Starbury around. Well, there wasn’t enough drama around the Knicks, so they went Starbury. Now Ewing gets another chance — the Knicks have signed him to a…

  11. Knicks sign second round pick Landry Fields

    Aug 26, 2010, 2:57 PM EDT

    Landry Fields, the second round pick of the New York Knicks, has inked a contract with the team. If you can believe Landry Fields himself (and his twitter account). Fields is a second round pick of the Knicks, but his contract is guaranteed for $500,000 for the first season (according to Newsday) so he’ll make…

  12. Matt Barnes slaps opposing coach during summer game

    Aug 11, 2010, 10:49 PM EDT

    One of the things the Lakers said they liked about Matt Barnes when they got him — he brings a fire to the court. The Lakers could get burned, too. Especially if something like this were to happen again — Barnes slapping the assistant coach of another team. Like a lot of NBAers, Barnes plays…

  13. Andray Blatche just rehabbing, dreaming of John Wall

    Aug 10, 2010, 10:52 AM EDT

    During Summer League, when John Wall would get out in transition and finish with a lob to JaVale McGee, it was easy to imagine how much fun Wall and Andray Blatche would be together. It was a Wizards fan dream. Blatche told the official Wizards Web site he is dreaming of playing with Wall, too,…

  14. The Pooh Jeter watch is over, he lands with the Sacramento Kings

    Jul 23, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT

    People just like Pooh Jeter. He’s an undersized underdog who is a solid floor general and a good point guard. After graduating college he has spent the last four seasons either in the D-League or Europe. He blogged for DraftExpress. He was a Summer League staple. And he just kept working hard. Today the Sacramento…

  15. Rod Benson still can't catch a break, heads to Korea

    Jul 23, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    The cult of personality surrounding Rod Benson is rather incredible, but one unfortunate side effect appears to be the complete overshadowing of his game. Benson is in no way bound for NBA stardom, but as a 6-foot-10 rebounding machine, you’d think he would have received a legitimate NBA opportunity, but since going undrafted in 2006,…

  16. John Wall and the jump shot

    Jul 19, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    What did I like best about John Wall after watching and interviewing him at Summer League? He gets it. Sure, he was named outstanding player of the Summer League with good reason, but that’s not it. He gets basketball. Really gets it. There are plenty of talented players coming into the league that don’t get…

  17. The JaVale McGee highlight reel

    Jul 19, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee put on a show at Summer League. The Wizards coaches did not like it as much as the crowd did — they were constantly on McGee about his one-handed rebounds, his shot selection (he tried a running floater across the lane that when I asked Wizards coaches about later they rolled their eyes)…

  18. 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…

  19. John Wall to JaVale McGee: You're going to see a lot of this

    Jul 17, 2010, 10:01 AM EDT

    If one connection has been made at Summer League, it’s that John Wall and high-flying JaVale McGee — they have teamed up for a lot of these. This one was from Friday (and it wasn’t even the best dunk McGee had Friday, not sure what the NBA did with the monster dunk footage). If the…

  20. NBA summer league: Notes on Raptors-Kings

    Jul 17, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Notes and observations on Pistons-Kings at Las Vegas summer league… DeMarcus Cousins is worn out. Cousins slugged through a bad performance today versus the Pistons, finishing 5-18. Still, he dropped 16 and 10, and actually finished with a triple-double (16,10, and 10 fouls). That’s right, DeMarcus Cousins fouled out of a Summer League game. But…

  21. NBA Summer League: Notes on Spurs-Lakers

    Jul 15, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    It was quite a different scene from the big boys matchup we see in the regular season. The Spurs and Lakers met for a rumble to kick off Thursday at NBA Summer League Las Vegas. Still there were some things of note. Alonzo Gee, a D-League call-up to the Wizards who later signed with the…

  22. Don Nelson chooses Maui over Las Vegas

    Jun 28, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT

    At one point last season, Warriors coach Don Nelson publicly said he might coach the team’s Summer League entry in Las Vegas. But when the league starts in two weeks, Nelson will be in Maui, according to the Oakland Tribune. Assistant coach Keith Smart will run the show. The main reason for no Nelson? No…

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