HoopsHype Summer League rumors

July 13, 2013 Updates

Remember Jonny Flynn, the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves out of Syracuse? Well, he's trying to catch on with an NBA team after playing last season in Australia. He was on the Indiana Pacers roster and wasn't very impressive during the week. Philadelphia Inquirer

Oklahoma City's summer team is stacked with post players, notably 7-footer Steven Adams, the 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft from Pittsburgh, in addition to Andre Roberson, the 26th overall selection acquired from Minnesota, and Grant Jerrett, the 40th overall pick, who was acquired from Portland. Yet, Anderson remained confident in his worth. "I've always been into being the bruiser on the team, doing the dirty work, sticking my nose in the paint on every play and trying to get offensive rebounds and being able to branch out and hit that 15-foot jumper on more of a consistent basis," he said. Tampa Tribune

Anderson's father, Ron Anderson Sr., played 10 seasons in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and Washington Bullets, and he scored 7,056 career points. Before he traveled to Orlando, his father told him to seize every opportunity and "to go out there and leave it all on the floor." "Nothing tomorrow is promised," Anderson Jr. said. Tampa Tribune

July 12, 2013 Updates
July 11, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks have named Taylor Jenkins as an assistant coach, Hawks Head Coach Mike Budenholzer announced today. Jenkins most recently served as the head coach of the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League. Jenkins led the Toros to a 27-23 (.540) record during the 2012-13 season and a first round playoff victory over the Bakersfield Jam before falling to the Santa Cruz Warriors in the semifinals. Prior to serving as head coach, Jenkins had served as an assistant coach with the Toros the previous four seasons, including their championship season in 2012 and back-to-back playoff appearances in 2009 and 2010. He was selected as an assistant coach with the NBA D-League Select Team during the 2010 Las Vegas Summer League and was part of the 2009 and 2012 NBA D-League Western Conference All-Star coaching staff. Last summer, he served as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs summer league team. NBA.com

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