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May 30, 2015 Updates

The Las Vegas Dealers semipro basketball team has offered up to $1.2 million for at least one 2015 McDonald’s All-American and has garnered interest in having several play for the fledgling team, a source close to the team told SNY.tv. “[Dealers head Cerruti Brown] is offering some lofty money,” the source said. “There’s people actually considering it now, don’t think people aren’t considering it.” ZagsBlog.com

“He’s throwing out $700,000 and he’s going up to $1.2 million on some kids,” the source said. “He’s offering a three-year deal with the first year as a team option and the second- and third- year as a player option. “All of them [the players Brown has contacted] have interest in getting paid right now.” Said one NBA scout: “Obviously, you want that money up front and guaranteed because they’re coming out of nowhere because who are these masked men?” ZagsBlog.com

The thinking is that if a player doesn’t make it in the NBA, he will have a level of security with the Dealers, who are aiming to play 35 games in Las Vegas (possibly at the Cox Pavilion) and then 15 games in Europe against to-be-determined competition. Brown said he was in contract talks with former college assistant Scott Adubato about coaching the team. Adubato was not immediately available for comment. “You would get some security if you don’t get drafted,” the source said of the players. “You can come back and play on the team and be at the same salary level.” ZagsBlog.com

Police say NBA star John Wall was kicked off a flight in Las Vegas on Tuesday after a disturbance was reported. Las Vegas police said Friday that the Washington Wizards' All-Star point guard was with a group of people on an American Airlines flight around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Police say one of the people with Wall got into a verbal fight with another passenger who was unrelated to the group. USA Today Sports

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But the 20-year-old Parker is looking forward to rejoining his teammates on the court and believes he is on schedule to take part in training camp in the fall. "I'm feeling great," Parker said after the Bucks players' exit interviews at the team training center Friday. "I think I'm going to stay around here for June. "July I will be out in summer league (in Las Vegas) and eventually be on the court, not playing, of course. "After that in August maybe do a combined session with some (other) forwards. We'll go out somewhere; I don't know where we're going to train. "I'd be right on schedule for where I want to go. It prepares me right before the season to get the wind going. It's always good to be a part of the team in the preseason." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

April 20, 2015 Updates

It is in this gap that the Milwaukee Bucks and their ambitious out-of-town new owners want to lead a massive effort in urban revitalization -- an arena-focused development funded with a blend of private and public money. Or, if they fail to raise adequate public political support, it is here that this city's fraught relationship with professional basketball will end, with the Bucks moving on to Seattle; Las Vegas; Louisville, Kentucky; or some other city with more ready cash for stadiums. After months of progress, promises of hundreds of million in investment and the release of mock-ups of an architectural gem, the Bucks' future in Milwaukee is looking shaky. The battle for the team's future is coming to a head quickly. ESPN.com

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Griffin was chosen for the 2012 Olympic team, but was a late scratch (replaced by Davis) due to a knee injury. A back issue forced him to pull out of consideration for the 2014 World Cup team. And with so much time between now and August, he couldn’t say that he’d definitely be in Las Vegas. Paul was similarly unsure. Attendance at this summer’s mini-camp isn’t necessarily mandatory for those who want to be considered for the Olympic team, but it is a measure of a player’s commitment to USA Basketball. “All of our players are invited,” Colangelo said. “By who attends and who might not attend, that in itself is saying something. Really, this is all up to the individual guy. Each player makes his own decision on how he figures into USA Basketball.” NBA.com

March 17, 2015 Updates

The Knicks will only say they hope to see Labeyrie play for their summer-league team in Las Vegas in July. His agent, Bouna Ndiaye, told The Post Monday night “It’s 100 percent definite he will.’’ New York Post

March 10, 2015 Updates

Tribune: You support the idea of sports betting on the NBA. Are you at all concerned that criminal elements could lead to point shaving or throwing games or things of that nature? Silver: I’m always concerned about that. Making it legal with transparency and making it a regulated industry will decrease the likelihood of a scandal involving betting on our games, and allow us and the government to monitor betting as it’s done in Las Vegas in a way we can’t right now, when it’s almost exclusively underground. Portland Tribune

February 21, 2015 Updates

A mark of the sign of the Lakers’ current demise that coach Byron Scott suddenly looked ahead to the team’s summer league squad in mid-February. But Scott revealed something far more notable than anything surrounding when the Lakers (13-41) host the Boston Celtics (20-32) at Staples Center. Scott said that Lakers rookie forward will “definitely” play on the Lakers’ 2015 Las Vegas Summer League team. Los Angeles Daily News

January 20, 2015 Updates

The D-League is considering Las Vegas as a future stop for the Showcase even though the city does not have a team, commissioner Malcolm Turner said, a move that would deepen ties between the parent NBA and the gambling mecca. NBA.com

January 3, 2015 Updates

The Clippers will bypass Las Vegas and head to Florida for the NBA Orlando Summer League. Rivers said he prefers playing in the Sunshine State and not just because he lives in Orlando during the off-season. “I just think it’s a better format,” he said. “It’s a better teaching thing … It’s a teaching summer league to me. It’s the perfect summer league. It’s not too many games. I like the smaller audiences where you can hear and you can teach. It’s not a show, if you know what I’m saying.” Orange County Register

November 19, 2014 Updates

David Harrison: I landed at LAX, rented a car, and began a drug binge that would have made Hunter S. Thompson proud. I was trying to die “Leaving Las Vegas” style, but some force had other plans for me. I blacked out in my room at the Mondrian Hotel in Hollywood and woke up in my apartment in Indianapolis. Apparently I tried to jump off my balcony but one of the people I was with (who shall remain nameless but thanks) saw I was completely out of control and called my agent. They found me the that night and got me home. He describes the 4-day rager in a way that makes me think the movie “Get Him to the Greek” should pay me royalties. Vigilant Sports

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