HoopsHype Summer League rumors


May 25, 2015 Updates

The Clippers will participate in the Southwest Airlines Orlando Pro Summer League from July 4-10. The summer league will feature 25 games and includes two teams from the Orlando Magic, along with the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Detriot Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder. Los Angeles Times

May 23, 2015 Updates

Minneapolis' Royce White, a 2012 NBA first round pick, is on the comeback trail. He's training with former Timberwolves guard and Eden Prairie girls coach/43 Hoops AAU coach Chris Carr. White was drafted by Houston, traded to Philadelphia, released, and signed two 10-day contracts with Sacramento in March 2014. Now a free agent, he has offers from the Clippers and Spurs to play on their summer league teams, and interest from others. On his comeback, White said, "I don't even believe in that, in case it doesn't work out, it's gonna work out, it's gonna work out." KSTP

May 22, 2015 Updates

Darren Wolfson: Royce White has more than a LAC offer for summer league. I have his comeback story at 10:22 on @KSTP. Talked w/ him & mentor Chris Carr. Twitter @DWolfsonKSTP

May 21, 2015 Updates

McRae focused on becoming stronger and putting on weight in Australia. He went from 180 pounds 11 months ago to his current 195 by “lifting hard every day.” The plan is for McRae to continue working out and playing pickup games with the Sixers' players and then for him to join the team's summer league entry at the Rocky Mountain Revue in Utah and/or NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, and see what happens from there. "I can bring energy, defense, effort and things like that,” McRae said. The Intelligencer

Charles made it clear that Harrison’s return is not about money stating, “[Harrison] would play for free. He’s back in love with he game and just wants an opportunity to play.” “At the end of the day, he’s a 7 foot center with a nice jump shot and dominating post moves. He’s a great guy who deserves a shot and his first shot unfairly taken from him. He’s looking at the NBA Summer League, D-League, and overseas,” continued Charles. Sports Agent Blog

May 19, 2015 Updates

Credited for his contributions to their offensive improvement - the Raptors ranked third in offensive efficiency this season - Nick Nurse remains on staff along with Jesse Mermuys, who is slated to coach Toronto's Summer League entry in Las Vegas this coming July. TSN

The NBA’s Summer League will return to Las Vegas July 10-20, the league announced via official release. The event is held at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion on the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus, and will feature 24 teams. NBCSports.com

The New Orleans Pelicans have invited Chinese forward He Tianju to attend the NBA Summer League in July with an eye on drafting him. He's Chinese club Liaoning published the invite letter from Pelicans's director of player personnel David Booth on Tuesday, asking the 24-year-old to train from July 3 and play in games in Las Vegas on July 11 and 21. WTAQ News

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Charles F. Gardner: Hammond also said Damien Inglis, No. 31 pick last year, is expected to be ready for summer league in Vegas in July. "It's really most difficult for Jason and his staff, because they've never really seen him play," Hammond said of Inglis. Inglis had second surgery on his right ankle in early January and missed entire season. Initially was injured in pre-draft workout w/OKC. Twitter @cf_gardner

May 12, 2015 Updates

A Celtics contingent that included director of scouting Dave Lewin and international scout Benas Matkevicius flew to Spain last month to check on Iverson and formally invite him to join the team's summer squad again. They watched him practice, then took him to dinner to discuss the state of the team and the role he'd be competing for moving forward. Said Iverson: "We essentially agree on everything that I need to do to make it happen." ESPN.com

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