Emiliano Carchia: Alessandro Gentile is going to USA where he will have some workouts in Santa Barbara at P3. Gentile will also play the NBA Summer League (team still unknown yet). He was expected to play SL with Rockets last summer but he underwent surgery. After SL, Gentile will join Italy’s NT
Australian centre Isaac Humphries will play for the Los Angeles Clippers at this year’s NBA Summer League. The former Sydney Kings big man will link up with the Clippers next month for the annual Las Vegas event as he looks to secure a contract for the upcoming NBA season. Speaking with NBL Media this morning from his training base in Irvine, California, Humphries said he’s looking forward to making the most of his next NBA opportunity.
Emiliano Carchia: Marcus Foster will go to summer league with the Orlando Magic, I am told. Foster spent his rookie season as a pro between South Korea and Lebanon
Emiliano Carchia: Kendrick Ray will go to summer league with the Boston Celtics, I am told. Ray has started the season with Maccabi Tel Aviv before moving to Le Mans
Emiliano Carchia: Erik McCree is going to summer league with the Orlando Magic, a source told Sportando. McCree spent the season with VL Pesaro
These are the real boys of summer, the grinders using the 12-day audition in the desert to impress NBA executives enough to earn the honor of an invitation to training camp. Take Cooley, 27, the unofficial dean of NBA Summer League stars. This is Cooley’s sixth stint in Vegas. He’s a member of the Phoenix Suns now, a teammate of Ayton’s. Before that he was a Sacramento King, setting screens for De’Aaron Fox, and before that a Cleveland Cavalier, throwing outlet passes to Andrew Wiggins. For Cooley, this was never a dream. In 2009, he chose Notre Dame, not for a springboard to the NBA, but because it had a top business school. “I used basketball to get the best education,” Cooley said.
But when he graduated, NBA teams called. Some 18 brought him in for pre-draft workouts. When he went undrafted, he started getting invitations to Summer League. “I remember my first year I was struggling to remember all the plays,” Cooley said. “Now my sixth year, this is the most complicated offense I’ve had, but it’s second nature, basic easy stuff. It’s a lot easier to understand.”
There’s Justin Harper, with the New York Knicks. Casper Ware, with the Portland Trail Blazers. Brady Heslip with the Memphis Grizzlies. There are no paychecks for playing in Summer League. There’s per diem, around $100 per day. There’s a hotel room, two-hour practices, daily bus rides and no guarantee of playing time. “It’s a grind, man,” Machado said. “Every time you come out to Summer League, everyone is trying to prove themselves. Me, trying to facilitate, sometimes you overthink it. Every time you come back, you think, ‘Man I did this already.’ It’s a constant grind and constant pressure you put on yourself.”
As Summer League winds down, most of the boys of summer will disperse. Some will sign on with G League teams, to maximize exposure. Others will ink European contracts, where the money is better. They will ride buses to small towns in the U.S. or live in isolation in far-flung cities around the world. They will do it, and they will hope for an invitation back to Las Vegas next summer, for the opportunity to impress once again. “There’s only about 1% of me that thinks about not playing,” Cooley said. “This life is pretty intense. But I love it, I’m glad it’s not easy. Not playing would be a terrible itch that I wouldn’t be able to scratch. I know once the time comes, I will definitely be a part of the game, because I’ll go crazy if I go cold-turkey out of basketball. But right now, I’m a player. The body of work I have put together has caused a pretty good stir here. I believe I’m an NBA player. I believe I can play in the league for a long time.”
Josh Lewenberg: Icelandic giant Tryggvi Hlinason (DNP in Friday's Summer League opener) is making his Raptors debut. Early analysis: he's a large man.
Kyle Goon: Wade Baldwin and Grayson Allen separated after a hot exchange. Baldwin might’ve shoved Allen in the face as Allen got in tight on defense. Under review.
David Pick: Dallas and Real Madrid have reached a buyout agreement for Luka Doncic, according to sources in Las Vegas. Mavs waiting for the official LOC to clear the Euroleague MVP for the NBA Summer League.
Brett Dawson: With the trade official, Hamidou Diallo is available to play for the Thunder in today’s Summer League game. Expectation is that he will play here in Vegas, but might or might not be today.
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.
May 21, 2022 | 12:31 pm EDT Update
The Sixers could look to get off Matisse Thybulle’s contract to create some wiggle room under the luxury tax, which looms large over the team’s offseason, and one team with known interest, according to league sources, is Chicago. Bulls GM Marc Eversley has had a fondness for Thybulle going back to early in his collegiate career at Washington, and was instrumental in pushing the Sixers to acquire him in the 2019 draft.
The Magic landed the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft thanks to Tuesday’s lottery, and NBA sources say there is virtually no chance they’ll trade off the pick unless it is a package that includes one of the other top-3 picks, as the Celtics did in 2017, trading to No. 3 to take Jason Tatum. That option might be available for the Magic, even if they are unlikely to accept it. “Other than No. 1, I think just about every team is going to be willing to talk about their picks in this draft,” one executive told Heavy. That starts with No. 2 Oklahoma City and No. 3 Houston.
Nuggets president Tim Connelly is heading to Minnesota this weekend as the next step in the Timberwolves’ recruitment of him, a league source confirmed to The Denver Post. Connelly, who’s overseen the Nuggets since 2013, is planning to meet with Wolves owner Glen Taylor. ESPN first reported the development. With a stable organization, a reigning two-time MVP and a place where his family is comfortable, Connelly has no reason to leave the Nuggets. The only X-factor? Compensation. It’s believed the Timberwolves’ offer is more than double his current salary. Minnesota’s interest didn’t come out of nowhere. In fact, it was discussed when Connelly, team governor Josh Kroenke and coach Michael Malone all went to Serbia to surprise Nikola Jokic with his MVP trophy. News of Minnesota’s interest in poaching Connelly from Denver got out on Wednesday. Publicly, it’s been more than 48 hours since Denver’s ownership has had a chance to counter or ensure Connelly doesn’t even listen to Minnesota’s proposal. Privately, they’ve had far longer than that.
Denver Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly is traveling to meet with Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor this weekend in the next step in the team’s pursuit to hire Connelly and make him one of the NBA’s highest-compensated executives, sources told ESPN. Connelly has discussed the job extensively with Timberwolves minority owners Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez in the past week, and meeting with Taylor is next in the process, sources said.
Chris Hine: Connelly and Timberwolves inching closer to a deal. Marc Lore and Alex Rodriguez have had significant influence over the process, but Glen Taylor as current controlling owner still has the final sign off on any deal.
Mike Singer: News came out Wednesday night tying Tim to Minnesota. It didn’t come out of nowhere. There’d been interest for a while, & it was discussed while group was in Serbia. The #Nuggets & the Kroenkes have had ample time to address and/or counter. It doesn’t look like they’re going to.