Las Vegas Rumors
A’ja Wilson, selected 1st overall by the Las Vegas Aces, and Gabby Williams, selected 4th overall by the Chicago Sky, are both Wasserman clients represented by Senior Vice President, Women and Olympics Lindsay Kagawa Colas. Not only does Wasserman represent two of the top four picks in the draft, but it marks the fourth straight year where the agency represents the 1st overall pick.
Pop and the rest of the players (including Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard) are expected to attend the July 25-27 USA Men’s National Team minicamp in Las Vegas and for the newly minted head coach, he couldn’t be any more honored at the opportunity. “This is quite an honor and humbling experience to be involved with USA Basketball and this group of players,” Popovich said. “… In all honesty, from the time Jerry decided they wanted to go this route, it’s been on my mind as far as preparation is concerned. I’m sure as we meet this summer (for national team minicamp in Las Vegas), it will become more and more.”
Scott Agness: Pacers will participate in Las Vegas Summer League with the other 29 teams. 12 days and 82 games overall played from July 6-17. The Pacers had played in Orlando, which decided to no longer host.
Marc Stein: Today is the finale for the annual @nbagleague Showcase outside of one of the world’s greatest cities: Toronto. League sources say that moving the event to Las Vegas — also home to the NBA Summer League — is a strong possibility for next season.
Rick Bonnell: With Orlando summer league no more, the @Charlotte Hornets will go back to Las Vegas next summer, according to GM Rich Cho. The attraction of Orlando was a lower-key setting (games not open to the public, tight playing schedule) that coach Steve Clifford preferred. No longer an option.