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August 26, 2014 Updates

It certainly wasn't a defense and not even an explanation, but in an interview with a North Carolina newspaper, Mike Krzyzewski talks about why he chose his former center for Team USA ... and how USA Basketball only decided at the last minute to choose a select team to practice against the senior team. "We weren't even sure we were going to have a Select team for the training in Las Vegas, so that was a last-minute addition, just having a Select team," Krzyzewski told Bret Stretlow of The Fayetteville Observer. "The Select team did a terrific job, and Mason all of a sudden came to the forefront and made us say, 'Shouldn't we look at this guy? We have the perimeter, but what about the bigs?' NetsDaily

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Derrick Rose and four returnees from the 2012 Olympic men's basketball champions are among the 19 players selected for this summer's U.S. national team roster. Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, James Harden and Anthony Davis were the four holdovers announced Monday, along with new additions DeMar DeRozan of Toronto and Chandler Parsons, who is leaving Houston for Dallas. Players will report to training camp in Las Vegas this month, with the roster cut to 12 before the World Cup of Basketball in Spain. ESPN.com

The team reports to Las Vegas on July 27 under Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and is scheduled to play a showcase game Aug. 1 at the Thomas and Mack Center. From there, the players venture to Chicago for more training, Aug. 14-16, with a game at the United Center against Brazil at 8 p.m. Aug. 16. Drummond and crew then head to New York where they are scheduled to play games at Madison Square Garden against the Dominican Republic on Aug. 20 and Puerto Rico on Aug. 22. Then, Aug. 24-26, the hectic schedule shifts to Gran Canaria, Spain, with a game against Slovenia. Detroit Free Press

July 10, 2014 Updates

Azzurro Napoli Basket, team of the italian league two, have reached an agreement with the power forward De'Mon Brooks, as reported to Sportando. Brooks, 22 year-old rookie, 2.01, was a four-year starter for Davidson Wildcats, averaged 19.0 points last season, shot 58.6 percent from the field, hit 14 of 31 3-pointers and averaged 7.1 rebounds. He was named the Southern Conference Player of the Year. From tomorrow Brooks will play the Las Vegas Summer League with the Charlotte Hornets. Sportando

July 8, 2014 Updates

The Cavaliers are expected to have one of the better teams entered in the Las Vegas Summer League, which starts on July 11. As expected, David Blatt will coach the team. The roster includes current Cavs players Anthony Bennett, Matthew Dellavedova, Carrick Felix, Sergey Karasev and Scotty Hopson. Also on the team are the Cavs’ two draft picks, Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins (No. 1 overall) and Virginia swingman Joe Harris (33rd overall). The Cavs will play three preliminary round games, all broadcast live on NBA TV, before being seeded in the summer league tournament. Morning Journal

July 2, 2014 Updates

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal put Vegas into a frenzy on Friday night as he made his official debut as DJ Diesel behind the turntables at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas. Shaq arrived shortly after 1 a.m. with an entourage of friends who were ready to party at the Strip-side venue. Fans were in awe of the towering four-time NBA champion as he greeted the crowd and posed for photos on the club’s Rooftop. When asked about the future of his DJ career, DJ Shaq Diesel replied, “I would love to do a Vegas residency.” Haute Living Magazine

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Point guards Shane Larkin and Gal Mekel are two of the players who will represent the Dallas Mavericks in the Samsung NBA Summer League, which will be played from July 11-21 in Las Vegas. The games will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center -- and at the COX Pavilion -- on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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Sources with knowledge of the situation suggest that the NBL are set to announce a new & exciting partnership with the NBA. The opportunity will consist of the NBL staging an exposure camp for potential imports in Las Vegas during the 2014 NBA Summer League. It is understood that every NBL team will attend the camp, sending along their coaches along with two players each. This is an exciting step forward for the NBL in establishing closer ties with the NBA & shows just how far the league has come under the new administration. AndTheFoul.net

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The 2011 labor talks were a masterpiece for Stern, despite the fact he was no longer the absolute ruler he had been for 20 years, when Bulls/White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, a force behind the scenes in baseball, didn’t attend NBA meetings, saying everything was already decided. Two sources in the room described an exchange between Stern and the Clippers' Donald Sterling at an owners meeting in Las Vegas in the run-up to the lockout. Pressed by Stern for his opinion, Sterling demurred, then blurted, “I would fire you. You're great at marketing but you're not tough enough with the union.” Forbes.com

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