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Interrupting my LVSL ennui, Bebe, Bruno and Daniels are now off to Vancouver to work out with Alex McKechnie.
I'm not sure they were actually credit cards. Just believe with me. It's better this way.
They're throwing credit cards into the stands here at summer league.
"They have the big guy back, LeBron James, but they might give up Alan Wiggins"- Buck Martinez
Does nothing matter or does everything matter? Asking for a friend.
So, what's new?
OH at summer league: "Where are you from?" "Los Angeles, California."
Not on the clock, and currently watching a kids game at halftime of Sixers-NBADL Summer League game. This is the nadir.
Scottie Wilbekin just threw a full-court alley-oop attempt that missed so badly it almost ricocheted back to him.
Primary knock on Bruno in SL: he often tried to do too much. Raptors can live with that, next step is to get him to hone in/get him stronger
Ups and downs for Bruno in SL, as expect but Raptors were pleasantly surprised with how involved he was in each game, impressed with his D
Final SL stats for Bruno: 11.4. pts (double figures in all 5 gms), 3.0 reb, 1.2 steals, 3.6 turnovers, 39% FG, 31% 3PT, 83% FT, 26.0 MIN
Raptors win their Summer League finale, 64-60, finish w/ record of 2-3 in Vegas. Daniels: 15 pts, 14 reb (6/15) Caboclo: 10 pts, 7 reb (3/9)
Topes win! (It's been a while.)
Best game of the summer for Canadian Myck Kabongo - 8 points, 3 assists, 1 steal, 4/8 FG in 23 minutes
Machado has played a SL-high 22 minutes today, as expected, but hasn't looked good (0/6 FG). Still think he's considered for 3rd PG gig
Double-double for DeAndre Daniels - 12 points, 10 rebounds (5/14 FG) in 26 minutes
Raptors up 52-44 after 3Q. SL high in rebounding for Daniels (9), Nogueira (8) and Caboclo (6). DeAndre & Bruno have 10 points apiece
"I feel like (just) being in the playoffs isn't enough to this group and they feel the same way.”
Lou Williams on he and Hawks. “For both sides moving forward, it wasn’t going to work.” Welcomes challenge in Toronto of winning a round.
This may have been Bruno's best two-way half of the summer. Excellent on D and aggressive offensively. All 7 pts in the paint or at FT line
Check out where Bruno steals the ball on this possession… it took him 3 dribbles to go coast-to-coast for the lay-up http://t.co/9RdNKekSCi
Raptors end the half on a 22-4 run, lead 36-27. DeAndre Daniels: 8 points, 8 rebounds (3/8 FG), Caboclo: 7 points, 2 steals (1/3) in 15mins
I'm back in Vegas, and went straight to a summer league game. Someone send me home.
Brazilian connection… Another nice pass from Bebe, finding Bruno for the lay-in. All 7 of Caboclo's pts have come in the paint or at line
Caboclo over-dribbling as shot clock expires, his 2nd turnover. Picks off pass on next possession & goes coast to coast for the layup
There it is… Raptors first assist comes after 13 minutes - Kabongo to Chris Daniels for the three
Good timing on another block from Nogueira. Raps still looking for their first assist, 12 minutes in
Another ugly Q for the Raps. They trail 18-12 after being held to 21% in the 1st. 0 ast/7 TOs. Bruno has 3 pts (1/3 FG), 1 stl, 1 blk
Amir was last player ever drafted straight out of high school. Lou did same in that draft as did Blatche, Monta, Bynum, Green, Webster, etc.
New Raptor Lou Williams says he knows Kyle Lowry, Amir Johnson and Tyler Hansbrough best. Played in McDonald’s game with Amir and Chops
Good to see Bruno looking to get to the rim today, had been settling for long J's. Not a big concern, will come w/ added strength/confidence
One thing Machado has going for him: he's developed a bond w/ Caboclo, has been helpful relaying info on/off court, fluent in both languages
Imagine Raps want to get a good look at Scott Machado today. Team has tossed around idea of adding 3rd PG. Buycks has not shown well in SL
Raptors are still scoreless 3 minutes into their SL finale. Be thankful this isn't being televised live
Raptors going with starting lineup of Bray, Machado, Caboclo, Daniels and Nogueira in Summer League finale vs Clippers
Didn't take long for Lou to channel Drizzy: "I've been on some teams that started from the bottom… and created some great opportunities"
Lou Williams on his role with Raptors: "Just come off the bench, bring a ton of energy and score the basketball"
Lou was in LA when he heard about the trade, knew his stay in ATL would be short lived, wasn't a good fit for him there. Excited to be in TO
Lou Williams feels playoffs just the start for this team. Have changed perception around league. Play hard, never quit. Fits well.
Vegas has both of the important things taken care of. http://t.co/KOnNEFVcd3
17 months removed from serious knee surgery, Lou Williams says he's feeling good. Close to 100%. Called last year the toughest of his career
Lou Williams said Toronto is a good fit. Likes that Casey often plays 2 small guards at a time. Used to workout with Lowry in Philly.
Raptors introducing Lou Williams this aft. ACC security guard: "Are you here for the press conference or the Katy Perry show?" Hmmmm...
Off to chat with newest Raptor Lou Williams. Should be a strong addition.
By Any Means...
No, Google, I'm not flying to Ronkonkoma. Although, I sort of wish I were.
CFL has been replaced by the opening day of horse racing at the Del Mar race track. Farewell, Canadian football.
Still watching cfl. What will happen if I start screaming "oskie wee wee?"
The CFL is on in this San Diego bar. Happy hour, indeed!
Think about the players LeBron played with in Cleveland. Like, really try to thin of then. It's difficult.
Bledsoe reportedly turned down Lowry money. Lowry (right now) is the far better player. Interesting gamble on Bledsoe's part.
I wouldn’t trade Wiggins for a year (or even two) of Kevin Love. Cavs will need a bit of time/depth to truly be title contender.
Raptors had no idea Bebe could pass the way he did yesterday. Will look to utilize that going forward.
Mean Wiggins is ideal Pippen for LeBron. But Love’s a good sidekick too. Wiggins to Minny would be good for Raptors.
But clearly Cavs won’t be good enough right away as is and LeBron wants to bring a ring and that is priority. + Love is really, really good
The Wiggins-Love call is tough. I wouldn’t do it without Love agreeing to stay long-term. Ideal Pippen for LeBron long-term.
Praises to the Man above..
Good morning world.
If the Kings get Josh Smith and eventually trade for his pal Rajon Rondo, then letting Isaiah Thomas go starts to make sense.
Hate loosing man!!!! But it comes with the game!!!
Ed Davis is worth more than his dad earned. Victim of circumstances
The ESPYs are on at this bar. Drake is curing my homesickness, but the telecast is making me weep for humanity. Call it a wash