Las Vegas Rumors
Patton will play for the Wolves’ Las Vegas Summer League team that begins competition starting next week. His play there and in training camp come September will help determine how much time, if any, Patton spends developing this coming season with the Wolves’ new G-League team in Iowa. “It has been great,” Patton said when asked about how far he has come in so little time. “Really, all I’ve tried to focus on since I’ve started is playing basketball and just being myself.
The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their 17-man roster for NBA Summer League 2017 in Las Vegas. Current Raptors Jakob Poeltl, Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet will headline this year’s squad. First- round draft pick OG Anunoby will not participate in the tournament while he recovers from a right knee injury. Raptors assistant coaches Jama Mahlalela and Patrick Mutombo will serve as the team’s coaches.
Undrafted rookie guard Andrew White III agreed to join the Cavaliers for the 2017 NBA Summer League tournament in Las Vegas, a source told cleveland.com. White, who is 6-7, led his team with 18.5 points in his lone season at Syracuse and was a third-team All-ACC selection. He also played collegiately at Nebraska and Kansas.
Coming off the success of 2017 NFL draft proposition betting, Las Vegas offered props on Thursday’s NBA draft. Bettors are expecting a big Round 1 for the University of Kentucky. As for UCLA and Lonzo Ball? Opinions are a little more mixed on the Strip. “Two props stood out as the most-bet,” Westgate Las Vegas Sportsbook assistant director Randy Blum told ESPN. “One was players drafted from Kentucky in Round 1; they were betting the over 2.5. We opened -300 and closed -600. The other was under 2.5 UCLA players in Round 1, where we opened +375 and closed +280.”
Cavaliers assistant Damon Jones will coach the team in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas next month. Jones, 40, was in his first season as a full-time assistant with the Cavs in 2016-17. A former Cleveland player who rejoined the organization in 2014-15 as James’ personal shooting aide, Jones was one of two additions to the coaching staff made by head coach Tyronn Lue.
Coach Bud said after the season that he expects 2016 rookies Taurean Prince and DeAndre’ Bembry to participate again. We will release the full roster in the coming weeks. Below is our full schedule, including broadcast information: July 7: Hawks vs. Nets, 8 p.m. ET on NBA TV July 8: Hawks vs. Pelicans, 4 p.m. ET on NBA TV July 10: Hawks vs. Bulls, 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU