The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination event in which the winning team will earn $1 million, will feature more than 40 former NBA players, including Royce White, Nate Robinson and Brian Scalabrine. The event began a year ago with a prize of $500,000 and featured 55 teams. This season, the field will include 97 teams after the open application process closed last week. The tournament will begin July 10-12, and the field will be split up into four regions: Philadelphia (Northeast), Atlanta (South), Chicago (Midwest) and Los Angeles (West).
Eric Devendorf Rumors
The NBA’s Houston Rockets are scouting Melbourne Tigers Luke Nevill and Eric Devendorf. While that might be surprising given the Tigers’ 2-8 start to the NBL season and neither player has taken the league by storm, the NBA scouting network is massive and that league’s needs can be different to what works in Australia. Rockets scout David Patrick, a former Tigers junior who played in the NBL with Canberra Cannons, is in Australia checking on players and will be at The Cage tomorrow night to see Nevill and Devendorf play against the New Zealand Breakers.