HoopsHype Training Camp rumors

July 22, 2014 Updates
July 21, 2014 Updates

Moreland is averaging 8.6 rebounds and 2.6 blocks in five summer league games. His rebounding and defense might be enough to earn him an invitation to training camp. “I would think so; I think I earned a contract,” Moreland said. “That’s what they asked for, that’s what they’re looking for, that’s what the team needs. But at the same time, I’m not worried about that. I’m focused on winning this game (today).” Sacramento Bee

July 20, 2014 Updates

“No strings attached,” West said to the now-Clippers coach while making a pitch for a spot on Rivers’ summer league team. OK, Rivers decided. Summer league doesn’t require any commitment. “He just wanted a shot — he just wanted a chance with no commitments to try and make it,” Rivers said last week. Boston Herald

July 14, 2014 Updates

With the FIBA World Cup in Spain six weeks away, Team USA announced its training camp roster on Monday. There is a gold standard again for the group that's headed by national team managing director Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski, who led Team USA to gold medals in the 2008 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Cup and the 2012 Olympics as well. This list of 19 will meet in Las Vegas for training camp from July 28 to August 1, then be whittled down to 12 for the final roster that will head to Spain. If Team USA wins gold at the World Cup, they'll receive an automatic qualification to the 2016 Olympics and won't have to take part in the 2015 World Cup. USA Today Sports

July 2, 2014 Updates

In an interview on the Pelican’s Web site Holiday says he expects to be cleared and be back on the court working out in August, which means he will be ready to go for training camp and the regular season. Holiday said he hasn’t done any work on the court since the surgery for a stress fracture in his shin, with the focus on rebuilding muscle around it. Which makes sense. NBCSports.com

June 28, 2014 Updates

The Pacers will bring in a mix of free agents and undrafted rookies. Last summer, veteran Rasual Butler made a big impression, earned an invite to training camp and was on the roster throughout the season. Players are scheduled to report to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday. The Pacers are expected to announce the complete roster this weekend. While not complete, the following are the players I have confirmed will take part: Solomon Hill, Donald Sloan, Kevin Jones, James Nunnally, Jake Odum, Tyler Stone, Ashaun Dixon-Tatum. Vigilant Sports

June 20, 2014 Updates

When New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson underwent successful surgery on his cervical spine for a herniated disc in April, there were concerns if he would be recovered in time for the start of this upcoming season. After the surgery was performed, the Pelicans announced that Anderson was not expected to resume basketball activities for 4-6 months. But Pelicans coach Monty Williams indicated on Thursday that Anderson is on pace to be ready by the start of this fall's training camp. New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 16, 2014 Updates
June 5, 2014 Updates

Chris Vivlamore: Al Horford continuing rehab in Italy with Basketball Without Borders. No contact yet, but says will be ready by training camp. #ATLHawks Twitter @ajchawks

May 27, 2014 Updates

Dominique Archie has been invited to Brooklyn Nets mini-camp. Archie is playing in Adecco Gold with Orlandina averaging 15.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Orlandina will play the playoffs finals starting from next week. Sportando

May 26, 2014 Updates
March 9, 2014 Updates

Imagine USA Basketball and other top basketball nations trying to qualify for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball without access to their best players. That's exactly what will happen when national teams begin playing home-and-home qualifying games in 2017 for the 2019 World Cup. National basketball federations knew FIBA was moving toward a FIFA-style qualifying system used for soccer's World Cup, but it wasn't revealed until recently that some of the six FIBA World Cup qualifying windows will coincide with NBA training camps, regular-season play and possibly the postseason. USA Today Sports

In soccer, pro leagues around the world take a break for World Cup qualifying. It's called the international break, where England's Premier League stops play so its national team can play, say Spain, in a qualifier. Spain's La Liga takes a break, too, so the two nations can play a home-and-home series in the span of a week and have access to their top players. The NBA does not plan on taking such a break to allow its players to participate, but FIBA will try to convince other pro leagues to take a break during qualifying windows which fall during the season. USA Today Sports

Using college players in November and February seems unlikely. Even if it were possible to schedule a qualifying game where a player from Kansas would be available, how willing would Jayhawks coach Bill Self be to let a player participate in one of those games when he's trying to win a conference and national championship? D-League players and Americans playing overseas might be the best option for some games. "We have to look at everything," Tooley said. USA Today Sports

December 28, 2013 Updates

Because Dragic had pushed so hard during the Eurobasket tournament last summer in which he starred for host Slovenia, he was told by Hornacek in training camp that he wouldn't take part in most practices as a way to fight the building fatigue. New coach, new backcourt mate, and very little shared court time to work on the early chemistry. Matters were made even worse for the Suns' new core when the regular season rolled around, as Dragic sprained his left ankle early on and missed three games. "I was talking with Jeff, and he told me, 'Look, I know that you're in great shape, and I know that you're tired, so we're just going to sit you down a little bit (in camp); you're going to just do some walk-throughs with us so you can see the new plays, but most of the practices with us, you're going to be on the sidelines and just trying to get your body right until the beginning of the season,' " Dragic told USA TODAY Sports. "Jeff is a great coach and a great coach for the young players. He teaches a lot. And I think from the first day on, we had great communication between me and him." USA Today Sports

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