Christian Watford Rumors

All NBA Players

The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination event in which the winning team will earn $1 million, will feature more than 40 former NBA players, including Royce White, Nate Robinson and Brian Scalabrine. The event began a year ago with a prize of $500,000 and featured 55 teams. This season, the field will include 97 teams after the open application process closed last week. The tournament will begin July 10-12, and the field will be split up into four regions: Philadelphia (Northeast), Atlanta (South), Chicago (Midwest) and Los Angeles (West).
Tim Frazier, Rodney McGruder, and Christian Watford were brought to camp with the expectation of being funneled to the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League as affiliated players. They’ve worked countless hours over the past month with Maine’s new coach Scott Morrison is preparation for the likelihood they’ll land with the Claws. The Celtics can assign up to four players to Maine as affiliated players, which means someone like Erik Murphy could also explore that opportunity if he’s not enticed by another opportunity, including what’s likely to be more lucrative overseas offers.