Undrafted rookie guard Andrew White III agreed to join the Cavaliers for the 2017 NBA Summer League tournament in Las Vegas, a source told cleveland.com.
The Cavaliers did not sign any players to non-guaranteed contracts following the draft. White is expected to join guard Kay Felder and center Edy Tavares, who were both with the Cavs for all (or in Tavares' case, a tiny portion) of last season.
Chris Vivlamore: Hawks second-round pick Alpha Kaba is scheduled to go to Las Vegas Summer League with team.
Joe Vardon: The Cavs haven't signed anyone to a non-guaranteed contract following the draft. However, Andrew White, undrafted out of Syracuse, will play for the Cavs in Vegas, per a source
6’7 veteran forward and D-League alum Eric Griffin will play for the Utah Jazz during both Utah and Las Vegas Summer League, a source close to Griffin tells Ridiculous Upside.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Undrafted Belgium 6-11 center Ismael Bako agreed to Summer League deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
Josh Robbins: In addition to Jonathan Isaac & Wesley Iwundu, the Magic's Stephen Zimmerman, Marcus Georges-Hunt & Patricio Garino will play summer league.
Michael Scotto: Chicago Bulls and former Florida Gators forward Chris Walker have agreed to a Summer League deal, a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Michael Scotto: Washington Wizards and Jalen Ross (Hartford) have agreed to a Summer League deal, a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Jonathan Feigen: Rockets summer team taking shape. Some interesting names, including Ray McCallum Jr. per source, plus Cam Oliver, Erik McCree, L.J. Peak.
T.J. Williams of Northeastern will play summer league with Cleveland, per league sources. Williams, the CAA Player of the Year, led the conference in scoring and was second in assists.
Michael Scotto: Golden State Warriors and forward JaCorey Williams (Middle Tennessee State) have agreed to a deal, a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted rookie Jalen Moore of Utah State will join Milwaukee Bucks Summer League squad, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with Jeremy Senglin (Weber State), a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Ian Begley: Florida's Canyon Barry will play with the Knicks' Summer League team in Orlando, per league sources.
Tony Jones: Former Jazz/SLC Stars forward Quincy Ford will play Summer League for the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune
Ira Winderman: Undrafted Gian Clavell, a Hialeah product who played at Colorado State, will play summer league with the Heat.
David Pick: British rookie guard Luke Nelson will play for the Los Angeles Clippers at the NBA Summer League, according to source.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Source: Arizona's Kobi Simmons will sign a free agent deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Matt Norlander: T.J. Williams, the CAA Player of the Year out of Northeastern, has agreed to play Summer League with the Cavaliers, per a source.
Matt Norlander: Jake Wiley has agreed to a partially guaranteed contract with the Brooklyn Nets, a source tells @CBSSports. He’ll be on a two-way contract.
Jordan Strack: Nigel Hayes will be playing with the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League according to his mom.
Kennedy Meeks: North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks has agreed to a partially guaranteed deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources say.
Michael Scotto: Former Kentucky Wildcats PF Derek Willis agreed to a Summer League deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told Basketball Insiders. #BBN
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets and Kamari Murphy (Miami) have agreed to a Summer League deal, league sources told Basketball Insiders.
Mark Berman: Daryl Morey says Isaiah Hartenstein will play with the #Rockets this summer and continue to develop overseas. pic.twitter.com/Aa6k820Zk1
Jake Fischer: Deonte Burton will join the Minnesota Timberwolves in Summer League, according to a leaugue source. Has a real path to making the roster.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted rookie Zak Irvin of Michigan has committed to playing Summer League with the Miami Heat, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Bronson Koenig, Wisconsin's all-time 3-point leader, has agreed to join the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Basketball Insiders.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted rookie P.J. Dozier out of South Carolina has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell ESPN.
J. Michael: Kevin Pangos, Maalik Wayns ans Marcus Keene will play for #Wizards at Las Vegas summer league, league sources tell @CSNMA
Chris Haynes: Undrafted guard Melo Trimble of Maryland has agreed to a free-agent deal with Philadelphia, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Haynes: Undrafted seven-footer rookie Luke Kornet out of Vanderbilt has agreed to a two-way deal with the New York Knicks, league sources tell ESPN.
Michael Scotto: Miami Heat have agreed to a Summer League deal with London Perrantes (Virginia), a league source told Basketball Insiders.
David Pick: Source: Undrafted SMU forward Ben Moore has agreed on partial-guarantee deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Michael Scotto: Washington Wizards have agreed to a Sumer League deal with Devin Robinson (Florida), a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Mark Berman: According to NBA sources the #Rockets have an agreement with undrafted free agent LJ Peak, small forward from Georgetown
Michael Scotto: Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a Summer League deal with Milton Doyle, a league source told Basketball Insiders.
Paul Garcia: Dejounte Murray, Derrick White & Jaron Blossomgame will all play at Summer League, Spurs' assistant GM confirms.
Susie Giese: Big news coming out of the US that @WarrnamboolS' & @Adelaide36ers' Nathan Sobey has signed with Utah Jazz for summer league @WboolStandard
Emiliano Carchia: Italian power forward Achille Polonara will play the NBA Summer League with the Milwaukee Bucks, per source
Alex Kennedy: Former NBA player Bryce Cotton (who spent last season in Australia) will play Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks, according to sources.
Baker, 24, said he’s unclear if he’ll visit other clubs and stressed his agents are in charge. “It’s kind of up in the air,’’ Baker said of summer-league. “I’m not sure how the (free-agent) process works. I think I played a lot of quality minutes. I feel like the Knicks and other organizations know what I bring. Not that I’m shying away from summer league. Free agency is obviously a very important part of an athlete’s career. The decision not to play might be better than to actually play sometimes .’’
Los Angeles D-Fenders point guard Josh Magette will play for the Indiana Pacers in Orlando Summer League before suiting up for the Atlanta Hawks in Las Vegas Summer League, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
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.
Anthony Puccio: I'm told Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Caris LeVert and Isaiah Whitehead will be at LV Summer League. #Nets
David Pick: Philadelphia agreed on Summer League deal with former Sixers guard Larry Drew, according to source.
Rod Beard: I've heard that #Pistons Hilliard won't be playing at summer league. Might be to avoid injury again like last year.
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.
Michael Hart: 6'6 G/F Perrin Buford will play with the Boston Celtics in Utah and Las Vegas during *NBA summer league looking to earn a roster spot.
Clifford said he plans to bring O’Bryant, Treveon Graham and Briante Weber to Orlando for summer league next month, along with rookies chosen with the 11th and 41st overall picks.
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.
Will you play with the Spurs in the NBA Summer League? Bryn Forbes: "Yeah, I’ll play in the Summer League"
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.
Guerschon Yabusele, a 2016 first-round pick of the Boston Celtics, underwent surgery recently to remove bone spurs from the top of both feet and will not participate in summer league, according to a league source.
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: Source: Euroleague forward Victor Rudd agreed to play Summer League with the Memphis Grizzlies.
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.
After Detroit Pistons swingman Stanley Johnson told reporters late in the season that he was open to playing in the Orlando Pro Summer League, that's now unlikely to happen, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy says.
The Mavericks have put the wheels in motion to sign veteran Chinese swingman Ding Yanyuhang and have him play in their summer league and likely be on their training camp roster, president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said.
Ding has become one of China's best players and the Mavericks are hopeful he can grow into a solid NBA contributor. The fact that he fits in with the team's youth movement helps, too.
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
Vincent Ellis: SVG also said Henry Ellenson and Mike Gbinije would definitely play for #Pistons at summer league.
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.
Derek Bodner: "I think everybody should bunker in to hear that news" (that Ben Simmons won't play in summer league). Brett Brown on @975TheFanatic
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.
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source tells me OKC met with Monaco SG Billy Yakuba Ouattara as recruit to Thunder Summer League team.
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.
Mark Medina: Nwaba has non guaranteed contract on his second season. So he'll be with Lakers for summer league and training camp in hopes to crack roster
Brian Windhorst: Ben Simmons has been cleared for 5-on-5 work after a clean scan on his right foot today. But he is not expected to play in summer league.
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."
David 'Dubi' Pick: Source: Sixers summer guard Bryon Allen, of the Italian SeriaA2, is signing in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Brian Seltzer: Lloyd Pierce confirms both Jerami Grant and Nik Stauskas have finished their playing stint with Sixers in Vegas. https://t.co/wLN4R31rUi
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.
August 13, 2022 | 2:04 am EDT Update
ClutchPoints: “From what I’m told, the two former teammates are back on good terms now despite [James] Harden forcing his way out of Brooklyn.” @ramonashelburne on the Sixers’ reported interest in trading for Kevin Durant.
After speaking with children during the Jr. Celtics camp, Grant Williams was asked how he felt about the trade rumors involving Brown. Williams responded by talking about the business side of the NBA while also praising Brown’s mindset and value as a player. “I feel like JB is mature in his mindset, and he knows that. I talk to him, texted him, reach out of as often as I can. It’s one of those things. It’s the league. It’s a business. It’s one of those things that you can’t be discouraged by because we love JB. It also shows how valuable he is.”
Obviously, Durant is one of the greatest players of all time. Williams explained that Brown having his name mentioned as the potential centerpiece in a deal for Durant just shows how great the Celtics star is. “It kind of shows how valuable he is. The fact that, top-10 player in the world, you’re the focal point. It’s one of those things, I remember, back in the day with Al Jefferson and KG [Kevin Garnett]. It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘oh dang, Al Jefferson.’ It’s not even like a difference,” said Williams.
“I think he’s going to approach it even better. He’s going to take it with a competitive mindset, too. So, if it doesn’t work out, which, I don’t know what it is or not, I’m not involved in none of those processes,” stated Williams. “But I think that he’s going to come back with a chip on his shoulder, and I love that. Because I know how JB responds, and he’s going to be very, very, very, very secure because he’s secure of himself and he’s secure of what he’s going to be.”
Green then admitted that it’s usually him who takes the high road. Curry and Thompson don’t always clap back, so when they do, Dray knows that he has to take a step back in order to avoid an escalation: “That’s just not how we roll,” Green said. “So I usually do the majority of the talking most the time. It either leads to us having a conversation and discussing what I think and what they think and how we can figure it out. If it’s in a heated battle, a heat-of-the-moment situation and I’m like ‘Klay stop shooting the ball’ and he cuss and yell back, then we just keep it pushing and I run on and he run on. Or if I say something to Steph and he gets mad and snaps back every two blue moons then he says something back and I just run off and go about my day.”
It was at this point where Wade decided to drop a shocking truth bomb about how the hatred for the Heat was racially motivated: “We knew that some of the hate was because of our skin color,” he claimed. “Because of being Black men and deciding to control the fate of our careers. … So, when we had the power, when we had the moment, we took it. But some of the hate came because we were three Black guys who decided and changed the way that the NBA probably would ever be because of that decision.”
Dwyane Wade recently made a guest appearance on JJ Redick’s The Old Man & The Three podcast, and it was an opportunity for the Heat icon to get brutally honest with his thoughts on why their Big 3 garnered so much hate. Wade was quick to point out that the way they teamed up to win a title wasn’t much different from how other iconic teams did it in the past (h/t ClutchPoints on Twitter): “If you think about it, no one gives backlash to any championships that Larry Bird won, that Magic Johnson won, that Michael Jordan won,” Wade said. “… You don’t win championships without playing with other guys that are great, first of all.”
Clutch Points: Brandon Jennings has some thoughts on the state of today’s NBA… 🤔 Jennings mentions that he feels Chris Paul and LeBron James were among those who contributed to turning the NBA into a “player’s league,” which has hurt the league. (via @Tuff__Crowd) pic.twitter.com/0fKrdStGsK