HoopsHype Brady Heslip rumors
After going undrafted in June, Heslip latched on with the Minnesota Timberwolves’ summer league team. In five games, he went 7 of 10 from 3-point range. He was among the team’s final cuts from training camp. The D-League awaited. It is not a glamorous life. D-League salaries are not particularly lucrative. Heslip has a contract that will pay him less than $20,000 this season. He lives with teammates in a Reno hotel. (There is a casino on the ground floor.) Still, he knows he is only one phone call from the N.B.A. “I feel like I can play with those guys,” Heslip said. New York Times
After scoring 78 points and drilling 20 3-pointers in his first two games with the Reno Bighorns of the N.B.A. Development League, Brady Heslip has tried to move on. By going to practice. By watching episodes of “The Walking Dead” with his teammate, David Stockton. And by listening to his agent, Bernie Lee, who keeps reminding him to focus — even as Lee broadcasts the news of Heslip’s exploits to anyone who will listen. “I’m down here for a reason,” said Heslip, a 24-year-old shooting guard, “and the reason I’m down here is to get back to where I want to be.” Where Heslip wants to be, of course, is the N.B.A., and he has gone about his business of pursuing that goal by posting some of the gaudiest numbers in the history of the D-League. New York Times
Darren Wolfson: Brady Heslip will sign a camp deal w/ the #Twolves, per source. Really impressed them in Vegas. Twitter @DarrenWolfson
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