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IThe Celtics likely will have the most intriguing summer league team in Utah and Las Vegas when play begins next month. In addition to adding the No. 1 overall pick and potentially three second-round choices, director of player personnel Austin Ainge said Boston’s core of returning players is expected to include Jaylen Brown, Jordan Mickey, Ante Zizic and Demetrius Jackson, among others.
But 6-foot-9-inch forward Guerschon Yabusele remains sidelined after undergoing surgery last month to have bone spurs removed from his ankles. Ainge said that Yabusele will not accompany the team during summer league play, instead remaining in Boston to maintain his rehabilitation schedule.
Rod Beard: It appears that Henry Ellenson will be #Pistons focal point at summer league. If they keep the draft pick, he will be a second key player.
As reported by French journal Var-Matin (h/t to BeBasket.fr), French forward William Howard, who recently signed a one-year deal with Limoges CSP, is expected to join the Memphis Grizzlies in July to play in the Summer League. Howard played in Pro B this season with Hyeres-Toulon, averaging 9.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.
Mitchell Creek, who has already locked in a Summer League spot with the Utah Jazz, will participate in Utah’s free agent mini-camp ahead of playing with the Jazz in both the Salt Lake City (July 3-6) and Las Vegas (July 7-17) Summer Leagues.
Nets Daily: Told Prince Ibeh is working out with Nets this summer. After going undrafted out of Texas he joined LI Nets last year. 6'11' C 7'5" wingspan. Ibeh @P33zus was DPOY in Big12. Lobs and blocks guy.
Do you plan on playing summer league with Denver? Juan Hernangomez: Yeah, I think I’m going to play summer league. I like to compete. They asked me if I was down for it and I really would like to go and play a couple of games, be around the team and keep developing as a player.
Zizic is expected to join the Celtics once his Turkish season is complete and should play in summer league. Yabusele will be able to resume basketball activities this summer and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
David 'Dubi' Pick: L.A. Clippers and James Bell, I'm told, agreed on Summer League deal. He's an MVP contender for No. 1 seed in Israel.
Owner Mark Cuban declined to comment about Ding. He said more will be known after July 1 when the signing can become official. However, Cuban last year hired a Mandarin-speaking employee, Ryan Kline. He is from Dallas and attended Yale. He, too, declined to talk about the impact that Ding might have on the Mavericks off the court.
Vincent Ellis: Another tidbit, SVG: Stanley Johnson likely won't play at Orlando Pro Summer League for Detroit Pistons on.freep.com/2qDWT6L via @freep
The Mavericks have put the wheels in motion to sign veteran Chinese swingman Ding Jinhui this summer and have him play in their summer league and likely be on their training camp roster, president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said.
Ben Standig: Some Wizards Summer League news for ya. Chris McCullough told me he'll be in Vegas. Maybe all assumed, but no lock for 3rd year players.
If the franchise does start in 2017-18, the Clippers would push harder to have 2016 second-round pick David Michineau come to the United States to develop in their system rather than spend another season in France. At the very least, the hope is that Michineau will play in summer league in Las Vegas.
The Thunder will go its separate ways for the offseason, but one player will be back in an Oklahoma City uniform this summer. Rookie Domantas Sabonis plans to play for the Thunder's team at the Orlando Pro Summer League in July.
Sixers coach Brett Brown was asked about the possibility of Ben Simmons playing in the summer league. "I think it would be good if he did," Brown said. "But I wouldn't say it is a prerequisite. Still, his health and the judgment of his health rules the day. I don't know what that looks like when we are talking about the summer league."
The third surgery installed a synthetic material that is mostly indiscernible and believed to be the first in a pro basketball player. It requires a close view to notice scarring under his hair, the only visual remnants of his ordeal. It sure does not show in his play, which included returning for Gran Canaria’s last 10 games in April and May. “It was never a question of 'if,'” Kuric said. “It was just 'when.' Afterward, I’m just so much more thankful about everything. I don’t have bad days. Nothing bothers me. Somebody cuts you off in traffic. It’s no big deal. Whatever. Go ahead.
“Nobody here knows what happened, which is great. I don’t want people looking at me thinking, ‘Awwww, get him a basket please. Let him shoot, like the 13th guy coming off the bench when you’re down by 30.’" Instead, entering Tuesday's summer league action, Kuric has been the Suns "guy coming off the bench" for 16 points in 28 minutes of play … eight months after nearly dying.
Mike Richman: Shabazz Napier will play for the Blazers summer league team. Should get real minutes since he's the only roster guy who can play PG.
Alex Kennedy: Nate Wolters will play with the Washington Wizards' Summer League team in Vegas. He played with the Indiana Pacers in Orlando Summer League.
Alex Kennedy: Source: Brandon Paul will play with the 76ers' Summer League team in Las Vegas. He did well with the Hornets while in Orlando Summer League.
Alex Kennedy: D-League MVP Jarnell Stokes is playing for the San Antonio Spurs' Summer League team. He averaged 20.6 PPG (on 66.5 FG%), 9.3 RPG last year.
Mitchell Brown: BIG NEWS! Former @ODUMBB guard Trey Freeman is now playing with the Houston Rockets in the NBA Summer League. @WTKR3 #WTKRSports
Alex Kennedy: Quinn Cook to play for D-League Select Team in Summer League. He was D-League ROY (19.6 PPG, 5.4 APG, 3.9 RPG 1.2 SPG, 46.6% FG, 38.2% 3PT).
Tim Kawakami: Warriors announce that assistant Jarron Collins will coach their summer league team (if that hadn't already been announced, I'm not sure).
Alex Kennedy: Arinze Onuaku is playing Summer League with ORL. He has history with Vogel. He was with IND for camp/preseason in 2014-15, and SL last year.
Tony Jones: Former Utah State star Spencer Butterfield will play with the Utah Jazz in summer league, League sources tell The Tribune
Brad Turner: Clips roster for Orlando Summer League: Brice Johnson, CJ Wilcox, Branden Dawson, Andrew Andrews, Alex Hamilton, Vince Hunter, David Michineau, Royce O'Neale, Greg Stiemsma, Diamond Stone, TaShawn Thomas, Julian Washburn, Wes Washpun. Brendan O'Connor is head coach.
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Lakers legend Pau Gasol, Marc’s older brother, recently sat down with Spanish newspaper Marca as he discussed the future of his sibling. Pau’s response was cryptic, but it is clear that he is hoping that Marc returns to Spain: “Marc has earned the freedom and flexibility to make his own decision and he will do so when he decides,” Pau said (h/t Sam Yip of Fan Nation). “I know he has a lot of enthusiasm for Basquet Girona, a club in which I am also involved as vice president. He is in a different situation, because he is five years younger than me. We will see what he decides to do this season and later, I am also waiting.”
“I’ve been on him about things I need from him,” Billups said. “I said, ‘Nurk, I know you are going to be a free agent, and I understand you have to have a great year. You need me for you to have a great year, and I need you for us to have a good year. We need each other, right?’ “I’m going to give him every opportunity to have a great year. Because if he has a great year, that means we are a pretty damn good team. Because he is a good player. But that means he has to be focused and be in shape. Because you are only going to play as many minutes as you are physically able. If you are out there tired, uh-uh, come on, gotta get you out. There are good players behind you.”
It is unclear exactly what Nurkic and his role will look like under Billups, but to hear Nurkic talk, Billups has given him a vision of being more involved on both ends. Billups has been careful not to publicly define roles, but in general, he has preached that the offense will include more ball movement. “I just want to feel wanted, and I think I just need more support, and what I mean by that is different playing style, more inside-out game, more chance,” Nurkic said. “More chance to be successful and the position where they put you in. It’s all about the coach and where they put you, and I think Chauncey has figured out that certain people are going to have one to three points less, but the team is going to be way more successful with ball movement and playing together and be more fun. Even at the defensive end.”