July 5, 2022 | 7:38 pm EDT Update
Kylen Mills: JUST IN: The Warriors have signed guard Lester Quinones to a two-way contract, per the team. Quinones, 21, played 3 seasons at the University of Memphis, averaging 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 27.6 minutes over 87 games (81 starts). #dubnation @kron4news
Quentin Grimes has a simple goal for his stay in Las Vegas. â€śReally come out here and dominate,â€ť he said after the Knicks summer league team went through its first practice at Cox Pavilion. â€śI feel like I played well last year. Just coming in this year being a second-year guy, I know what to expect, I know how the games are. Just go out there and try to dominate every time offensively and defensively.â€ť
â€śIt was my first year really ever coming off the bench,â€ť Grimes said. â€śYou got to earn Thibsâ€™ trust, earn Thibsâ€™ minutes. Going in you have to fight for everything to get the opportunity, make the most of it. I had an injury, had to go through adversity. I think it made me ready for whateverâ€™s to come this year.â€ť
During this year’s 2022 NBA draft, 19-year-old Paolo Banchero was the first overall pick by the Orlando Magic. And he wore a very eccentric outfit that made him stand out. His bespoke purple suit, from Dolce & Gabbana, was so expressive that it inspired Italian custom car company Garage Italia to create a mockup of a car that channels the same eye-catching, eccentric vibe as his suit. Their choice was a â€śmade in the U.S.A. sports car that embodies the power and athleticism of the Magicâ€™s first-round pick,â€ť a Dodge Viper ACR.
The vehicle also features Bancheroâ€™s mantra, â€śStay true.â€ť The car comes with an Orlando license plate, which is his upcoming destination.
July 5, 2022 | 7:01 pm EDT Update
According to Michael Porter Jr.â€™s brother, Jontay, whose knee injuries sidelined him the past season but is back with the Nuggetsâ€™ Summer League team, Jamal Murrayâ€™s agility is coming along. â€śHe looked great,â€ť Porter said. â€śHis jumper is as amazing as ever. Heâ€™s moving really well, too, especially coming from a guy whoâ€™s had ACL injuries as well.â€ť