Michael Wallace: Couple @Memphis Grizzlies housekeeping items. The summer league roster in Vegas next week will be slightly different than the one in Utah. Dillon Brooks, fresh off 2019 World Cup Qualifying games with Team Canada, is slated to join the Grizzlies. DJ Stephens also in after arriving today.
Adam Johnson: Looking over summer league rosters and the Pacers have 10(!) of 13 players on their roster with G League experience. Incredible numbers.
Mark Montieth: Pacers Summer League coach Steve Gansey says he'll start @Aaron Holiday, @Edmund Sumner, @TJ Leaf, @Alex Poythress and @Ben Moore when play opens in Las Vegas on Friday.
Sexton is expected to compete with the Cavs in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League that starts Friday.
Harrison Wind: Can confirm Nuggets intend to sign 58th overall pick Thomas Welsh to a two-way contract. Welsh is a true 7-footer with a knockdown jumper. He hit 40% of his threes last season at UCLA. He’s in line for a significant role later this week at Summer League @BSNDenver
Adam Himmelsbach: I'm told Celtics draft pick Robert Williams is at summer league practice this morning.
Challenged by coach Don Verlin before the start of his senior season to become a player Idaho could count on every game, Brayon Blake responded with a dozen double-doubles and scored 20 or more points 11 times last season. The NBA noticed. Blake signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers to compete in the NBA MGM Resorts Summer League in Las Vegas.
James Ham: After not receiving a qualifying offer on his two-way contract from Sacramento, Jack Cooley will play summer league with the Phoenix Suns next week in Las Vegas.
Kyle Neubeck: Been told Sixers do not currently expect Jonah Bolden to be a Summer League participant. Still currently under contract with Maccabi, which complicates things
Jessica Camerato: Markelle Fultz will not play in summer league. He's been working out in LA w Drew Hanlen. #Sixers have been in frequent contact w Fultz and feel his offseason development won't be defined by summer league participation. Sixers following a formal plan w Fultz's offseason training.
Kyle Neubeck: #Sixers guard Markelle Fultz will not play in Summer League, a team source tells PhillyVoice. Story to follow shortly.
Former Nevada Star Cameron Oliver will play for the Philadelphia 76ers in this years NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
Jovan Buha: The Clippers announced their Las Vegas Summer League roster, which notably includes Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jerome Robinson, Sindarius Thornwell, Jawun Evans and Angel Delgado (two-way). Clippers begin summer league against the Warriors on Friday, July 6.
Scott Agnes: 2017 second-round pick Ike Anigbogu obviously left off the summer league roster. League souce says he’s dealing with an injury.
Harrison Wind: As expected, draft picks Michael Porter Jr and Jarred Vanderbilt will not play at Summer League for the Nuggets. Here’s the team’s full roster including 2017 draft-and-stash Vlatko Cancar, who’s playing for Slovenia in 2019 World Cup qualifiers right now.
The Indiana Pacers announced Friday their rookie/free agent camp roster. Highlighting the roster are 2018 first-round pick Aaron Holiday from UCLA and second-round pick Alize Johnson from Missouri State, as well as returning players TJ Leaf, Ben Moore, Alex Poythress, and Edmond Sumner.
Hawks forward DeAndre’ Bembry won’t participate in the team’s summer league games over the next two weeks as he recovers from April surgery to repair a fractured right wrist.
Bembry participated in portions of the team’s practice Friday. He said plans to travel with the Hawks to Utah and Las Vegas. “As you can see I’m shooting and working out and everything like that,” he said. “It’s still a process. I’m almost back, not quite yet.”
Brian Robb: Celtics summer league roster is out. Robert Williams, Guerschon Yabusele, Semi Ojeleye, Jabari Bird and Kadeem Allen are all on the roster
Nets Daily: Although Nets SL roster includes @Dzanan Musa he will not play. Nets resting him after long year. Musa played 75 games in three leagues and FIBA since last summer. He will accompany team to Las Vegas much as @Jarrett Allen did last year while he recovered from hip injury.
Nets Daily: One of the Nets two stashes, @Juan Pablo Vaulet will finally play for the Nets in Las Vegas. The other, @Aleksandar Vezenkov is in Botevgrad, Bulgaria playing in FIBA World Cup qualifiers. He had 19 points and 7 rebounds today as Bulgaria beat Iceland.
Sean Cunningham: Kings PG De’Aaron Fox says he’ll be playing in just the Sacramento Summer League games - not in Las Vegas.
Kristian Winfield: Nets Summer League roster includes Caris LeVert, Jarrett Allen and rookies Dzanan Musa and Rodions Kurucs. Assistant coach Jacque Vaughn will be head coach during Summer League. Kenny Atkinson coached last season.
Josh Lewenberg: Raptors announce their Summer League roster, which includes OG Anunoby, Alfonzo McKinnie, Malachi Richardson, Malcolm Miller and Canadian Chris Boucher. Nick Nurse will coach. pic.twitter.com/JgV5ksCsdA
Ian Begley: The expectation is that Luke Kornet, who was on a 2-way contract with the Knicks last season and is a restricted free agent, will play Summer League with New York.
Mark Berman: NBA source confirms Isaiah Wilkins (@isaiahwilkins21), 6-8 forward from Virginia who went undrafted, invited to play for the #Rockets Summer League team. In 2018 Wilkins started all 34 games, averaging 6 points & 6.2 rebounds. He's the stepson of Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins.
The Charlotte Hornets announced today the 19-man roster for the team’s mini-camp beginning July 2 in advance of the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas. The team’s full mini-camp roster is listed below. The four-day mini-camp will take place at the Novant Health Training Center inside Spectrum Center from Monday, July 2 through Thursday, July 5. Hornets Head Coach James Borrego and players participating in the mini-camp will be available to the media after the first practice each day.
The Atlanta Hawks announced their 2018 Summer League roster today, which will compete in the Utah Jazz Summer League in Salt Lake City, UT from July 2-5, and the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas, NV between July 6-17 under the guidance of first-year Head Coach Lloyd Pierce and his staff. All of Atlanta’s games will be televised on either NBA TV, ESPN or ESPN2.
Tiwian Kendley, who spent two years at Morgan State University, will play for the Washington Wizards in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas. Kendley, who went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, signed an agreement to play for Washington’s summer league team earlier this week.
Three years —and two surgeries— after he was drafted, Juan Pablo Vaulet will finally don a Nets uniform at the Las Vegas Summer League next month. Vaulet, a month younger than D’Angelo Russell, was drafted at age 19 in the second round of the 2015 Draft, the Nets sending two second rounders and $880,000 to Charlotte to secure his rights.
”I was very happy to be invited to the Summer League,” Vaulet told NBA Mexico. “I think it’s a great opportunity for me, not only to be seen, but also to continue learning, to see how they are handled there, how they play and what are the issues basketball and physical I must continue to improve, it will be a great opportunity to see how I feel in that environment.“
Scott Agness: Mad Ants guard Trey McKinney Jones will play in the Utah Summer League with the @Spurs.
Ian Begley: Power forward Justin Harper has committed to playing Summer League with the Knicks, per ESPN sources.
Jason Jones: The Kings have announced their summer league roster which includes De'Aaron Fox, Frank Mason III, Harry Giles, Justin Jackson, Marvin Bagley III and Nigel Hayes. Asst. coach Larry Lewis will coach the team.
Josh Robbins: Magic second-rounder Justin Jackson is not listed on the team's summer league roster. His status for summer league is to be determined, a team official said. Jackson underwent surgery this past season to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Ian Begley: Isaiah Hicks, who was on a 2-way contract with the Knicks last season and is a restricted free agent, will play Summer League with New York, league sources told ESPN.
Clevis Murray: Source: 2018 @EuroCup champion and former Colorado State Ram, Stanton Kidd, will be on the Utah Jazz’s Summer League team.
Clevis Murray: Source: Kadeem Allen will be on the Boston Celtics’ Summer League team. He was one of their two-way players this past season.
Former Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball star Shawn Long became the second alum to earn an invitation to the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League when he selected by the Chicago Bulls in an announcement Wednesday. The Morgan City native and member of the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men's Basketball Team, will join former UL great Jay Wright in the Summer League. Wright, a three-year letterwinner for the Ragin’ Cajuns, earned an invitation Tuesday with the NBA’s Orlando Magic.
Matt Norlander: Former Wyoming star Hayden Dalton will play for the Denver Nuggets in the Summer League, source told CBS Sports.
Mike Bresnahan: Josh Hart will play one game in Sacramento summer league and one game in Vegas summer league, Magic Johnson told us yesterday on @SpectrumSN
Barry Jackson: Former UNLV shooting guard Rashad Vaughn, the 17th pick of 2015 draft, an interesting name added to Heat summer league roster. Averaged 3.0 ppg in 139 NBA games.
Scott Bordow: Dusan Ristic has decided not to play for Suns' Las Vegas Summer League team. Phoenix will be looking for backup center to play behind Deandre Ayton
Ian Begley: Former UIC star Tai Odiase, the back-to-back DPOY in the Horizon League, has committed to playing with the Phoenix Suns in Summer League, per ESPN sources.
Anthony Puccio: Brooklyn Nets second-round pick Rodions Kurucs will play in summer league, according to sources. #Nets
After finishing off the 2017-18 season with the Memphis Grizzlies, Omari Johnson will play for the Golden State Warriors during NBA Summer League, RidiculousUpside.com has learned. This news comes just two days after the Grizzlies waived him. The 28 year old received a late season NBA call-up (the first of his career) and appeared in four April contests for the big league club. He spent most of the campaign playing for the G League affiliate Memphis Hustle, averaging 16.5 points on 46% from the field and 42% from deep to go with 6.4 rebounds. He provided an invaluable veteran presence for a young and scrappy squad full of up and comers.
Anthony Puccio: Isaiah Whitehead unlikely to be on Brooklyn’s summer league roster, sources say. Still dealing with injured right wrist. #Nets
Frank Sulkowski: Getting word former @echsrebels and @RaginCajunsMBB standout Jay Wright has been invited to NBA Summer League Camp with @OrlandoMagic He's currently playing for @LakelandMagic @WJCLNews @Jhoopaholic
Eric Woodyard: Georges Niang is officially a restricted free agent, but will play summer league with the Utah Jazz. His goal is to finalize a spot in Utah this season, according to a source. His team will field calls when free agency opens on July 1 but ideally, they think Utah is the best fit.
Olgun Uluc: Xavier Cooks will play NBA Summer League basketball with the Golden State Warriors, per a source.
Dave McMenamin: Jamel Artis, a former wing player at University of Pittsburgh, will play on the Cleveland Cavaliers' summer league roster in Las Vegas, Artis' agent, Daniel Hazan of Hazan Sports Management, told ESPN. Artis was a two-way player with the Orlando Magic last season,
Former Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey will join the Detroit Pistons’ summer league team, joining Bryant McIntosh in NU’s summer league contingent.
Pierria Henry of Tofas will play in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League with the Boston Celtics. The competition starts on July 6 and ends on July 17.
Chris McCullough, the former Syracuse University player, will play for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA's Summer League, according to a source. McCullough, a 6-foot-11 forward, is an unrestricted free agent. The opportunity to play for the 76ers this summer could help him generate interest from teams.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer tweeted Monday that he’s joining the Portland Trail Blazers’ summer league team. Wiltjer, a native of Portland, tweeted he’s “hyped cuz it’s the hometown squad.” Las Vegas is hosting the NBA summer league for all 30 teams July 6-17.
Emiliano Carchia: Undrafted combo guard Allerik Freeman will play the NBA Summer League with the Sacramento Kings, per sources. Freeman spent his senior season in NCAA with NC State averaging 16.1ppg
Cody Taylor: Source: Matt Williams Jr. will play with the Chicago Bulls in Summer League. Williams spent time with the Heat and the Skyforce last season. He averaged 10.2 points per game with the Skyforce while shooting 39 percent from three-point.
Chase Hughes: Former Kentucky star Aaron Harrison is set to play for the Wizards' Summer League team, @NBCSWashington has learned. bit.ly/2IrNEe6
Ian Begley: UConn guard Terry Larrier has committed to playing with the Memphis Grizzlies in Summer League, per ESPN sources.
Doug Haller: Former ASU guard Tra Holder plans to play for the 76ers in the NBA Summer League. I believe @Anthony_Totri had this first.
After an All-Star season in Australia, 2013 St. Bonaventure graduate Demitrius Conger has signed an NBA Summer League contract with the Boston Celtics.
Aaron Torres: Summer league nugget: Source tells me that Tyler Nelson, the all-time leading scorer at Fairfield will join the Minnesota Timberwolves summer league team. Nelson averaged 22 a game last season
The Cleveland Cavaliers will add power forward Billy Preston to their summer league roster, sources told ESPN. Preston, who is 6-foot-10, was a five-star recruit and McDonald's All-American in 2017. Known for his athleticism and scoring talent, he committed to Kansas and was once projected as high as a mid-second-round NBA draft pick by ESPN.
Illawarra Hawks recruit Emmett Naar will be heading to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, linking up with the Phoenix Suns for the off-season showcase. Naar will team up with the #1 pick from the 2018 draft, Deandre Ayton, as the Suns open up their Summer League campaign against the Dallas Mavericks on July 6, followed by games against Sacramento and Orlando.
Steve Kyler: Undrafted Louisville forward Deng Adel will play Summer League with the Houston Rockets, might be one of the best-undrafted defenders in the class.
Less than 24 hours after he wasn’t selected in the 2018 NBA Draft, New Bedford’s Bonzie Colson II was signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Cavaliers, he confirmed on Sunday. The Cavaliers were one of six teams Colson worked out for before Thursday’s draft, and on Sunday Colson shared his excitement with the Standard-Times in a text message. “It’s a blessing,” he wrote. “I’m excited to start the new beginning to an exciting journey.”
May 16, 2022 | 9:00 pm EDT Update
Kyrie Irving — who has a decision to make next month on whether to opt-in to the final year of his Brooklyn contract — sat down for the latest “I Am Athlete” episode. He lifted the lid on a host of topics, including saying the Cavaliers would’ve stayed together longer and won more if he’d been more mature. “If I was in the same maturity line and understanding of who I am, and I look back, we definitely, definitely would’ve won more championships, because there would’ve been a better man-to-man understanding about what I’m going through. I didn’t know how to share my emotions,” Irving said. “I didn’t know how to do that. So instead of sharing, I isolated myself.”
Kyrie Irving: “I just started pouring myself more into the game — I had one of my better seasons but I wasn’t connecting with everybody as much during the championship year. So 2017, it was a different year for us. We went against Golden State, we went against a great team. When you’re not a great team and not clicking on all cylinders and together, you’re easily defeated. You’re defeated before you can get to the arena.”
While Irving has a $36.5 million opt-in decision to make, he’s at a different place in his life than he was when he asked out of Cleveland at 24. In hindsight, he regrets not speaking to LeBron James beforehand. “We didn’t talk during that time,” Irving admitted. “When I look back on what I was going through at that time, I wish I did, because it would’ve been a good understanding of what the future will hold for both of us and we know how much power we both had together. Me and him in the league together running Cleveland, and then being able to put a better team together every single year would’ve definitely been worth it.”
“Frustrating from an organizational standpoint. but even more so from Ben’s,: said Marks. “I had a conversation with Ben. We all did. We saw how he wanted to get out there. To be honest, I’ve got to admire that. He tries to do 3-on-3, 5-on-5 and then you turn around and get an MRI, You see the disc herniation has gotten worse. and you think, well this guy is pushing through something that he shouldn’t be pushing through. Nobody wants to have surgery. It’s the last resort but it’s bygone now and we’ve got to move forward on this, we’ve got to support him and so forth.”
Asked for lessons learned from the Simmons off-again, on-again saga. Marks used the opportunity to critique the critics. “It’s a little bit of a testament that 1) he tried to get back out there and tried to help his teammates and secondly, we have to be careful not judge people. And if you’re outside that medical profession, when you’re chiming in from afar. You just have to be a bit careful of what you’re saying because you really don’t know,” said Marks.
Marks spoke as well about he and Steve Nash have had “honest conversations” both about last season and the upcoming one. He reiterated the need for “high character players” and said he “could see no reason why” both Joe Harris and Seth Curry won’t be back healthy and ready for camp. “The ultimate goal hasn’t changed, that’s to be the last team standing.”
Young LeBron James has been found. Marquis “Mookie” Cook, a high-ranking high school basketball player, has been cast as the NBA superstar in Shooting Stars, Universal and SpringHill Co.’s adaptation of the 2009 book by James and Buzz Bissinger.