Las Vegas Rumors

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he has a relationship with former Cleveland player and first-year Lakers coach Luke Walton, and it revolves around “craps table No. 6” at undisclosed Vegas casinos. The two apparently meet at the same table every night during the annual NBA Summer League tournament out there to toss some dice. “Every night at nine o’clock,” Lue said Friday after Cavs practice. Lue will see Walton Saturday when Cleveland hosts the Lakers at 7:30 p.m. “We meet there every night during Summer League,” Lue continued. “Me, him and (Cavs forward Richard Jefferson). But R.J. is terrible, so we keep him away. He’s not serious enough. Me and Luke are pretty serious about it.”
“Over time, I’ve come to accept the notion that a properly run gambling operation, or gaming as we like to say in Las Vegas, is protective and not deleterious to the health of sports,” Stern said. Stern has a slightly different view from the association on how to move ahead, suggesting that PASPA should be amended, not repealed. He proposes a national framework to keep consistent policy, but allow each state to monitor, regulate and tax it. Such a move also would likely cut down on compliance costs.
Dez Wells, after resisting going overseas when he went undrafted out of Maryland in 2015, will play in Germany, league sources tell on Wednesday. Wells will play for Tigers Tubingen in the Bundesliga. He played for the Chicago Bulls at Las Vegas summer league this year where he averaged just 4.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and 18 minutes in seven starts. He was injured (thumb) after agreeing to play with the Wizards at summer league last year and again after training camp with the Oklahoma City Thunder (hamstring) and never found his footing.