The other participants in Sunday’s Jazz workout include UCLA guard Aaron Holiday, Florida State guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes, LSU wing Antonio Blakeney, Georgetown wing L.J. Peak and Michigan big Moritz Wagner.
November 18, 2017 | 9:06 pm EST Update
The Orlando Magic will not hold their annual summer league in Orlando next year and will participate instead in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, team officials told the Orlando Sentinel. The decision is a radical departure for the Magic, who ran and managed their own summer league in Central Florida 14 times since 2002.
NBA officials prefer to have all 30 teams participate in the Las Vegas event. “We want to do what’s right for the team, for our players,” Weltman said. “But that being said, when the large portion of the league is there [in Las Vegas], it does kind of create an environment where you want your young guys to be a part of what the league is about. So there is that added component.”
Eddie Sefko: Jason Terry on Mavericks drafting Shane Larkin in 2013 instead of Greek Freak: “They needed a point guard, that’s what it was. And Giannis played the 4. You couldn’t foresee what he would become because he was so raw and there wasn’t enough footage on him. “It’s easy to say now.”
November 18, 2017 | 7:24 pm EST Update
Robert Morales: #Lakers center Brook Lopez did not realize he got his 1,000th career block Friday: “It’s pretty cool. I’ve always prided myself on being a shot-blocker. It’s something my twin brother and I have always taken to heart and looked to do on the court since we were very little.”