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When I was a kid in upstate NY, I loved the serenity my parents got from sitting outside summer nights. Tonight reminds me of that.
This is a rare summer night in Charlotte -- warm, not hot. Great night to sit on the porch and watch the deer walk through the backyard.
Lleyton Hewitt must love playing tennis. He has to be way past the point of needing the money. All his peers on senior tour.
Plumlee hasn't yet made the cut for Spain, but he's now in the mix.
In reaction to the lack of big men, Mason Pllumlee has been promoted from U.S. Select team to National Team.
Whether it's Woj or Stein or whoever breaks the union story, the real issue is this: How do you break the dysfunction of 20 years?
My poli-sci minor taught me politics is iinherently messy/illogical. Selection of next players union chief would make some doctoral thesis.
Shelly Sterling wins big in court, but obviously Donald Sterling has a history of being litigious.
Good morning people! Hope y'all have a good day
USA Basketball adds Atlanta Hawks power forward Paul Millsap to the national team (replacing Kevin Love).
Just finish a great workout! Happy Sunday people
It took longer for the Lakers to hire Byron Scott than some marriages last...non-Kardashian marriages.
The Orlando Magic has signed Ben Gordon and Luke Ridnour. Are they working their way up to an Adam Morrison comeback?
If the only downside was a couple extra back-to-backs, everyone in the NBA would applaud a week-long All-Star break, I think.
Imagine how refreshing it would be for an NFL player not to enter camp claiming "a chip on my shoulder." Same sound bite/new season.
Interesting Hornets didn't sign PJ Hairston simultaneously to Vonleh. Is this the issue with Hairston's agent?
Hornets have signed ninth pick Noah Vonleh and re-signed point guard Jannero Pargo.
Nothing wrong with factoring compensation in any job decision. But Melo saying "I don't care about the money" insults all our intelligence.
Very sad news tonight. Loss a really good person! RIP Stixx
FREE TEA DAY AT MCALISTER'S!!!!!!
Just to clarify, the No.3 center Clifford described would be a veteran-minimum level player. Just insurance/practice guy.
Be fun to watch Roberts and Price in a free-throw contest.
New Hornet Brian Roberts led NBA in FT% last season at 94%. Assistant coach Mark Price shot better than 94% in 3 consecutive seasons.
Steve Clifford said he'd like a third center behind Big Al and Biz. Said Zeller could play some center, but better suited to power forward.
"I tried so hard to not say Hornets in New Orleans because of the Pelicans. Now I have to change back." -- Roberts
Detroit and Memphis both expressed interest in Roberts, he said.
Brian Roberts: "I really feel welcome here."
Brian Roberts led NBA in free-throw percentage (94%) last season, Rich Cho noted.
Hornets' Cody Zeller selected to 13-man squad that will scrimmage against U.S. national team this summer.
Some times people don't understand the why we do things that we do!!
The NBA might like this Las Vegas summer league format for programming, but making a team play 8 games in 11 days is brutal.
I'm told Hornets are not pursuing Shawn Marion.
Steve Clifford said that while rookies Vonleh and Hairston have "starter's talent," neither likely to have a significant role this season.
Cho on free-agency: "We're almost done."
Marvin Williams and Al Jefferson played together two seasons ago for the Jazz.
"Al is such a dominant presence in the post. I don't know if any one center can guard him." -- Marvin Williams on Al Jefferson.
Rich Cho brings up how much Marvin Williams has improved as a 3-point shooter.
Here's what I'm conveying: Ewing's job is to do what he can to get Zeller, Vonleh and Hairston up to speed. Anything else is gravy.
Hornets approach to Vegas is all about players who will definitely be in Asheville in October. Not saying others don't matter, but...
I think it's great fans are so engaged by Hornets summer league. But it's probably less important than a dropped pass in Spartanburg.
Rockets 83, Hornets 79. Five Hornets coaches are trying to hide their glee to be going home.
Vonleh can't play post defense right now. That will change.
P.J. Hairston obviously has an NBA game, so long as he gets out of his own way, which is no given.
Mentioned this a few days ago, but it's worth repeating: Vonleh should have a bigger long-term impact, but Hairston more ready to help.
Nice put-back. Hairston has played very well in this tournament.
Dirty little secret about Las Vegas when it's 110 in July. First five days, you ignore it. Then it can be miserable.
Hornets trail by 6 entering fourth quarter. Which means Charlotte's coaches are quietly thinking "Might get to go home!"
Bachynski is so tall. But I've watched him play all these games and his reflexes won't do. Smart, nice kid. He'll make a living somewhere.
I don't see Noah Vonleh necessarily playing a ton as a rookie. But I sure see what makes him a long-term investment.
Josh Davis has best chance of being in Asheville. After that, maybe Mickey McConnell. Outside shot, Rion Brown.
Justin Jackson might have committed the Cardinal sin in the NBA: Shooting foul a mile from basket, 0.3 seconds left.
Greg Anthony is smart and savvy -- deserves a bigger role in broadcasting.
NBATV crew talking about if there's ever an NBA team in Vegas. That could extend Charles Barkley's broadcasting career by decades.
Although Antoine Walker proved there is a "gunner" spot on some NBA teams, with whole different meaning.
People ask me about Josh Davis, and I understand why. The problem is there are 15 spots on an NBA roster. Nothing like an NFL "gunner" spot.
Sometimes Vonleh doesn't play as long as he is. Don't attack the basket with the ball at your chin.
So it appears Cody Zeller will continue in bubble wrap as Hornets pursue that all-important Vegas Summer League title.
Nice outing by Ardrey Kell's Alex Wood for the Braves today.
Hornets summer league team plays Rockets at 6 p.m. Eastern on NBATV.
Happy Sunday to every one!! God Bless you all
Hornets play winner of Hawks-Rockets at 6 p.m. Eastern tomorrow.
Hornets will play winner of Hawks-Rockets up next. Don't know game time tomorrow.
Final: Hornets 82, Knicks 79
Choke job in final minute?
If Vonleh gets consistent with that lefty jump hook, that's going to be tough to stop.
Vonleh two points short of a double-double.
Hornets up 13 entering fourth quarter. Clearly they were sandbagging first 3 games.
Ewing said last week he'd lean on Hairston for scoring. When he's out, not many options.
Big Al in Vegas
Yes, Vonleh needs muscle, but lots of athleticism.
Halftime: Hornets 39, Knicks 37
Tough stretch here for Hairston.
Hornets lead down to 2
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