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But at age 32, Lorbek will have to overcome some obstacles if he truly hopes to play for the Spurs next season. Once considered one of the best big man in the Euroleague, the Spurs would like to see what kind of shape Lorbek is in, as he hasn’t played since 2014. If they’re satisfied, the next step would be for Lorbek to possibly join the Spurs’ summer league squad in Utah and Las Vegas.
Hernangomez will compete with Denver’s team in the NBA summer league, as the player’s future is still unclear and the Nuggets have not take yet a decision about signing him this summer. In any case, Hernangomez wasn’t a lock to make the final roster of the Spanish national team, so he will be free to chase his NBA dream.
The Knicks need a center, and at least their summer league team has a familiar name — Duke’s 7-footer Marshall Plumlee, according to a source. Plumlee, who finished his senior season with the Blue Devils, went undrafted on Thursday and could be invited to training camp if he shows well in Orlando, Fla., where the Knicks open July 2. Their first summer league practice is Wednesday. Plumlee’s two brothers are in the NBA. Mason is an ex-Net who now plays for the Blazers. Miles is on the Bucks but once played for Jeff Hornacek in Phoenix.
The San Antonio Spurs will take part in the Utah and Las Vegas Summer Leagues from July 4-18. Though the first game doesn’t begin until July 4, the Spurs’ Summer League team(s) is already beginning to take shape, according to multiple outlets. Nikola Milutinov, 7’0″ center – Milutinov’s name was reported to be part of the Spurs’ SL team when he withdrew from the Serbian National team in Olympic Qualifiers, as their head coach said Milutinov informed him he wouldn’t be playing for Serbia in order to play with the Spurs’ Summer League team.
Former University of Miami alumn Angel Rodriguez will play in Summer League with the San Antonio Spurs, as he announced via Twitter. He averaged 11.6 points per game in his senior year and went undrafted.
Darren Wolfson: Villanova national champ PG Ryan Arcidiacono is heading to the #Spurs on a partially guaranteed deal, per source. Good spot for him.
Ramasar said that unlike former teammates Diamond Stone and Jake Layman, who wound up being picked in the second round at Nos. 40 and 47 and traded to the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers, respectively, Carter will also be scouted in Las Vegas by other teams that still might be interested in him. According to Ramasar, Carter has dropped his body fat to around 10 percent, per the measurements taken by the Clippers after a recent workout. He had been measured at about 13 percent at the NBA combine in Chicago last month. “We want him down to single digits body fat,” Ramasar said.
Emiliano Carchia: SOURCE: TaShawn Thomas will play for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Summer League
Paul Garcia: Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes will also reportedly play for Spurs' Summer League team: projectspurs.com/2016-articles/… https://t.co/0UwfNPmAqS
Robert Carter sat home with his family in Thomasville, Ga., to find out where his NBA career would begin Thursday. It'll be with the Golden State Warriors for Las Vegas summer league because the 6-9 forward went undrafted out of Maryland. Carter, his agent Todd Ramasar told CSNmidatlantic.com after the five-hour draft, rejected offers to be drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets because both teams wanted to stash him overseas. It was clear midway through the second round that Carter would be going the free-agent route. "I'm disappointed for Robert," Ramasar said. "At the same time, I'm ecstatic because Golden State has a lot of free agents in their frontcourt."
Sean Cunningham: Sacramento native Michael Bryson will be on the Phoenix Suns Summer League roster - joining Elk Grove's Marquese Chriss. @ABC10
Though nothing was announced, five Heat signings were disclosed: South Carolina small forward Michael Carrera (confirmed by agent Seth Cohen), former St. John's power forward/center Chris Obekpa, Louisiville shooting guard Damion Lee (announced by his university) and Toledo center Nathan Booth (reported by Sheridan Hoops) and Hawaii center Stefan Jankovic.
Ben Simmons, the point forward from LSU whom the Sixers selected No. 1 overall Thursday in the NBA draft, wouldn't commit Friday to joining the team in action this summer. "My agent is handling all that, and when it is finalized I will be able to talk about it," Simmons said to a few reporters after a well-attended news conference Friday at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Jessica Camerato: Ben Simmons expected to play in Summer League. Right now it’s a matter of formality bc he can’t sign contract until July 1.
Adam Zagoria: Former St John's and Iona commit Norvel Pelle will be attending summer league with The Miami Heat per Agent @bjbass2
Ira Winderman: Louisville announces undrafted wing Damion Lee to play for Heat in summer league.
Shams Charania: Louisiana-Lafayette forward Shawn Long has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the 76ers, league sources tell The Vertical.
Jabari Young: Also, unless there’s a late change, told Jonathon Simmons expected to once again play on #Spurs Summer League squad https://t.co/NfI7f0pvDH
As the Sixers look to add some undrafted free agents to their summer league roster, they'll be joined by at least one familiar face. According to a league source, power forward Christian Wood will join Philadelphia for both Utah Summer League and Las Vegas Summer League.
Michael Scotto: Minnesota Timberwolves received a commitment from Jarrid Famous for Summer League, per league sources. He played in Venezuela last season.
Adi Joseph: The Spurs are bringing in Livio Jean-Charles, whom I liked a lot when they drafted in 2013 but has faced injury and inconsistency since.
Kelly Oubre, Aaron White, Jarell Eddie and Jaleel Roberts already have been committed to play in Las Vegas, as CSN has reported earlier in the week. Just because a player is on a summer league team doesn't mean that team owns his rights. They're mostly free agents who can be scooped up by other teams.
Michael Scotto: Sources: Nathan Boothe (Toledo) has agreed to play for the Miami Heat in both Vegas and Orlando Summer League action.
Chris Haynes: Fresno State's all-time leading scorer, G Marvelle Harris, to play Summer League for New York Knicks, league source tells @clevelanddotcom.
Matt Costello: Matt Costello, of Michigan St., has agreed to a contract with the Hawks. He will go to Summer League and training camp with the team.
David 'Dubi' Pick: New Orleans Pelicans, I'm told, invite Nick Minnerath to Summer League. He lit up the D-League, shot 50/40/90.
South Carolina small forward Michael Carrera and former St. John's power forward/center Chris Obekpa both agreed to play on Miami's summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas, according to Carrera's agent (Miami Beach-based Seth Cohen) and Obekpa's agent (Aaron Turner).
Tim Bontemps: Daniel Ochefu will sign with the Wizards as an undrafted free agent, per league source. One of a few guys they've landed tonight.
Darren Wolfson: Villanova national champ PG Ryan Arcidiacono is heading to the #Spurs on a partially guaranteed deal, per source. Good spot for him.
Jake Fischer: Memphis Tigers product D.J. Stephens will play summer league with his hometown Memphis Grizzlies. Has been training at their facility.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Wichita State's Ron Baker has agreed to a partially guaranteed 1-year deal with the New York Knicks. Baker was undrafted tonight.
Chris Haynes: Maryland undrafted free agent center Robert Carter reached a deal with Golden State Warriors, league source tells @clevelanddotcom.
J. Michael Falgoust: Robert Carter is going to Golden St for summer league, but agent tells me he could've been drafted in 2nd rd #NBADraft #GSWarriors @umterps
Adrian Wojnarowski: Undrafted Danuel House of Texas A &M has agreed to a deal with Washington, league source tells @The Vertical.
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Thunder offered Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, No. 6 pick to Pistons for No. 1 pick?

Cade Cunningham has been the public favorite to go No. 1 to the Detroit Pistons since the lottery. While Detroit is surely doing its due diligence, is there any reason to doubt that Cunningham will be the first name we hear on Thursday night? Matt Babcock: I expect Cade Cunningham to be the top overall pick in this draft, selected by the Detroit Pistons. However, I’ve been told that the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder have been knocking the Pistons’ door down. Rumor has it that the Thunder offered the No. 6 pick and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in exchange for No. 1 — the Pistons declined. If the Pistons receive an offer better than that one, they may need to seriously consider it.
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However, two other names also are swirling around. Moses Moody has been someone league sources have said the Grizzlies are very interested in. He’s one of the most intriguing 3-and-D guys in the draft. In his one year at Arkansas, he made 35.8 percent of his 3-pointers, and nearly 50 percent of his shots came from beyond the arc. Nobody is blown away by 35.8 percent, but scouts/executives believe in his shot and are encouraged by the 81.2 percent he shot from the free throw line. Free-throw percentage is often an indicator of someone discovering long-distance accuracy.