Second-year point guard Tyler Ulis and rookie forward Alec Peters will not participate in summer league. Ulis in May had surgery on his right ankle and just recently started doing spot shooting and light running. Peters – selected with the 54th pick of last week’s draft – is not available because of a right-foot injury. Both Ulis and Peters are expected to be ready for training camp in October.
“I’m attacking this injury like I do everything in life, working my butt off for it every day,” the personable LaVine said. “I feel like with my ability I’m able to come back early. But I really haven’t set a timetable for that. I’m very confident that I’ll come back better. This has given me time to work on my mental game, my strength and learn the game more. I have no fear at all coming back from this.”
Phoenix Suns forward Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure last Friday. The surgery was performed by Dr. David Porter at Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. Dudley is expected to return to full basketball activity in approximately 3-4 months.
Chris Dempsey: Still, Murray is not expected to play in summer league. But reports from those who have seen him on-court say Murray looks solid.
Marc J. Spears: Hornets say rookie G Malik Monk doubtful to play at Orlando Summer League due to sprained left ankle suffered in the draft workout process.