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Tom Lorenzo: Here is the #Nets 19-man Summer League roster: Darius Adams, Cliff Alexander, Khem Birch, Ryan Boatright, Markel Brown, Earl Clark, Deshawn Delaney, Josh Gasser, Steven Gray, Austin Hollins, Rondae Hollins-Jefferson, Cory Jefferson, Akil Mitchell, JayVaughn Pinkston, Juvonte Reddic, Jonathon Simmons, Xavier Thames, Juan Pablo Vaulet, Ben Vozzola.
Khem Birch or Damion James could return. Could be a 10-day deal or for the rest of the season. Yes, the Wizards have been closely monitoring them while they play in the D-League. Birch, who played for the Wizards at Las Vegas summer league and was a standout, declined a training camp invite and opted to join the Miami Heat’s camp.
Chris Reichert: Hearing that Los Angeles Clippers have real interest in Khem Birch of Sioux Falls Skyforce. Jan 5 is first day for 10-day contracts. #NBADL
The Heat close their preseason schedule Friday at FedExForum against the Memphis Grizzlies, then open their regular season Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Washington Wizards. The Heat’s final cut could come down to guard Andre Dawkins or forward Khem Birch.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Khem Birch. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Ira Winderman: Undrafted center Khem Birch apparently also to attend Heat camp, with partial guarantee, agent tells CSNWashington.
Barry Jackson: Heat roster for camp is close to full with addition of two undrafted rookies: Duke G Andre Dawkins and UNLV C/F Khem Birch. Heat now with camp invitations to 18; a few are non-guaranteed and can be cut if someone better emerges. Teams can bring 20 to camp.
Khem Birch doesn’t pay much attention to what’s said about him, turning pro after his junior season at UNLV. Assistant coach Sam Cassell, who is running the Wizards’ summer league team that plays Saturday vs. the San Antonio Spurs, paid the highest compliment to the undrafted free agent. Cassell said if it were up to him, Birch would be part of the Wizards’ 15-man roster to begin the regular season. “Oh really? That’s cool,” Birch said when told of Cassell ‘s comments. “A lot of people doubted me, thinking I shouldn’t have left early. I know I was ready. Even if I don’t make the team it shows that I still have a chance to make it in the league.”
Cassell said if it were up to him, Birch would be part of the Wizards’ 15-man roster to begin the regular season. “Oh really? That’s cool,” Birch said when told of Cassell ‘s comments. “A lot of people doubted me, thinking I shouldn’t have left early. I know I was ready. Even if I don’t make the team it shows that I still have a chance to make it in the league.”
Ben Standig: Wizards announce summer league roster. Yes, Otto Porter and Glen Rice. Yes, Deonte Burton and Khem Birch. Camp starts today at VC.
Ryan Wolstat: Nothing official yet, but wouldn’t be surprised to see Melvin Ejim, Khem Birch, Jordan Clarkson and maybe Dwight Powell tomorrow with Ennis. Ennis, Birch, Ejim, Powell, Clarkson all repped by Mike George and most have been working out together in Long Island.
Q: Any thoughts on Khem Birch? Chad Ford: Hear he’s leaning toward declaring. Lots of scouts and GMs intrigued with him as a potential second round pick.
The bottom line is that (Khem) Birch, who was the highest rated recruit in Dixon’s tenure, wasn’t happy. There are some who felt he should have stuck it out longer, but Birch said that he and his mother decided it was best for him to play elsewhere. “I’m not in a rush to get to the NBA,” he said “I know I have a lot of work to do.”