HoopsHype Summer League rumors

January 29, 2015 Updates

And right now, time is all Sidney has. He’s still living on Prince Edward Island in Canada, training with a former teammate as he prepares for workouts that he hopes will lead to a spot in an NBA Summer League which, in turn, will land him a contract with a team in the NBA D-League. At least that’s the plan. Sidney says he is down to 290 pounds. His goal, according to his agent, Zachary Charles of 3pt Sports Management, is to get down to 275 pounds. Charles, who is at least the fourth agent that Sidney has had since leaving school, believes that this time it will be different. He believes that this is a new Renardo Sidney, that all he needs is an opportunity to prove it. NBC Sports

January 27, 2015 Updates

The Celtics haven’t seen the last of Utah this year. There has been no formal announcement that this area will be reviving the summer league known as the Rocky Mountain Revue, but sources say the Celts are prepared to participate. The club, which defeated the Jazz, 99-90, last night, will also have a team in the Las Vegas Summer League, the second time it has been in two leagues in one offseason. The reason the C's will be so active is that they figure to have a load of young players in need of development. Boston Herald

January 21, 2015 Updates
January 8, 2015 Updates

Kuzminskas, I’m told, is open to test the NBA waters at the next Summer League showcase in Las Vegas. His agent confirmed this, saying: “We’re thinking about sending him, the Summer League came up in discussions.” Basketball Insiders

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 16, 2014 Updates

Hill said the Knicks and Celtics wanted to bring Swift in for a workout when he returned to the States and then the league lockout occurred, wiping out the NBA summer leagues and postponing league activity for six months. “I guarantee he would have made one of those teams,” Hill said. “He was blocking shots and running the floor and rebounding, getting to the foul line. He was having fun playing basketball again. It was fun to watch. That’s a sad story. The whole story is really sad.” Boston Globe

November 14, 2014 Updates
November 13, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz are hopeful the once-popular Rocky Mountain Revue NBA summer league returns to Salt Lake City as soon as the summer of 2015, three league officials familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly until details are finalized. USA Today Sports

Preliminary plans aim to to keep the event intimate — four to six teams — and bring professional summer basketball back to Salt Lake City, where the league had set up from 1984-2008. The Jazz, who also plan to play in the Las Vegas summer league, could be joined in Salt Lake City by an international team, a team of D-League players and possibly one or two other Western Conference teams who want to play in two summer leagues but don't want to send a team across the country to Orlando's summer league. USA Today Sports

October 21, 2014 Updates

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have requested waivers on forward Eric Griffin and guard Yuki Togashi. Griffin (6-8, 194) was originally signed on July 18 after representing the Mavericks at the Las Vegas Summer League where he averaged 9.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.3 steals and 19.3 minutes. He saw action in two preseason games for Dallas. mavs.com

October 16, 2014 Updates

As far as Togashi goes, forward Dirk Nowitzki said: “I’ve never seen him play. I heard he was in the summer league and was really good, really fast. “Obviously, he’s really agile at that size. So we’ll see what he’s got.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram

October 6, 2014 Updates
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August 3, 2014 Updates

An NBA source said the Celtics are working to clear roster space over the next few weeks in order to make room for Evan Turner in the rotation. The Celtics aren’t expected to announce the signing until those moves are made, although the sides have reached an agreement. The Celtics have 18 players on their roster, including the nonguaranteed deals of Keith Bogans, Chris Babb, and Chris Johnson. The Celtics really like Johnson’s work ethic, but he averaged just 6.6 points in the five summer league games and shot 30.6 percent from the field and 18.8 percent from the 3-point line. The fact Johnson and Babb each played in all five games was a testament that team officials were taking a long look as to whether they would make a contribution next season. Boston Globe

The Celtics would love to use Bogans’s contract in a trade that would perhaps net a draft pick and create salary-cap space and have been holding onto that option. It is uncertain if the Celtics would waive Bogans before the season or offer a camp invitation since he has been away from the team since February. Boston Globe

July 25, 2014 Updates

It’s undeniable that in three full NBA seasons, the No. 2 overall pick from the 2011 NBA Draft has failed to meet the lofty expectations bestowed upon such highly touted prospects. Heading into this offseason, his game was in need of significant adjustment, and that was why he consented to play in Las Vegas. Or at least that should have been the primary reason. “Man, I don’t feel like I really need to prove anything,” Derrick Williams said after practice between the Kings’ first two summer league games. “I just know I want to get better with the team. That’s what I use summer league for. Just all get better, not just myself. Obviously you want to get better individually, but we’re here to play together and get this chemistry going. Myself, Q (Quincy Acy), Ray (McCallum), Ben (McLemore), some of the returners, we gotta get that chemistry since we’re so young.” Cowbell Kingdom

July 22, 2014 Updates

There might be some finds on the summer league roster. Forward Quincy Acy has a team option that must be picked up by Saturday to guarantee his contract for next season. Acy showed he can still be energetic defensively while adding an improved jump shot. For approximately $915,000, the Kings have to seriously consider bringing him back. Sacramento Bee

July 21, 2014 Updates

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