Ohm Youngmisuk: Here’s the Lakers’ summer league roster which will have second-round pick Talen Horton-Tucker. espn.com/espn/now?nowId… pic.twitter.com/zcovTYNiq5
Ryan Ward: Miles Simon will be the leader on the sideline for the #Lakers during Summer League in Las Vegas. Coby Karl will be his associate head coach. These roles are flipped during the California Classic in Sacramento.
Alec Schiffer: Former Missouri guard Kassius Robertson will play summer league with the Charlotte Hornets, per his Instagram.
Eric Woodward: Here is the Utah Jazz’s Summer League roster. Lamar Skeeter will serve as head coach.
Michael Scotto: The Phoenix Suns have added James Palmer Jr. (Nebraska) to their Summer League roster, @The Athletic has learned.
Since the trade with the Lakers is not expected to be completed until July 6, Wagner, Jones and Bonga may not be available to play in Washington’s Summer League opener later that night against the other team in this deal, the Pelicans.
Former BYU basketball star Eric Mika is getting another opportunity in the NBA. Mika will be competing on the Sacramento Kings summer league roster in the California Classic and the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
The Cleveland Cavaliers today announced the team’s roster for the 2019 Salt Lake City Summer League held July 1-3 in Salt Lake City, UT. The roster features 2019 NBA Draft selections Darius Garland (fifth overall), Dylan Windler (26th overall) and Kevin Porter Jr. (30th overall).
JD Shaw: The Sixers are bringing guard Haywood Highsmith to summer league after waiving him from his two-way contract this week, he tells @HoopsRumors.
Former Richmond Hill star Jeremiah Hill will get an NBA opportunity this summer. Hill was named to the Orlando Magic summer league squad Tuesday. He spent the 2018-2019 season with the Magic’s G-League affiliate in Lakeland, Florida.
The Wolfpacker: Former NC State forward Torin Dorn will play on the Charlotte Hornets summer league team. He worked out twice for his hometown team leading up to the NBA Draft. #PackPros
Emiliano Carchia: Keifer Sykes will play for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League, I am told. Sykes spent the season with Avellino averaging 17.2ppg, 3.4rpg and 4.1apg
Brad Townsend: I'm told that Reaves, Kostas and Macon all will be on the Mavs' summer league team. Mavs still signing additional players.
Mark Berman: Former @UHCougarMBK guard Galen Robinson Jr says he'll train with the @San Antonio Spurs this summer and play for their G League team (@austin_spurs) this coming season: "Definitely a blessing. One step closer."
Ian Begley: Kansas’ Lagerald Vick, an undrafted free agent, has an agreement with the Houston Rockets, per SNY sources. He is expected to play Summer League with the club.
JD Shaw: Free agent forward Thomas Robinson has committed to summer league with the Spurs, he tells @HoopsRumors . Robinson holds several years of NBA experience with the Kings, Rockets, Blazers, Sixers, Nets and Lakers, most recently playing with G League Maine.
Adam Zagoria: Former @rc_basketball and South Carolina F Chris Silva has signed a summer league deal with the Miami Heat, per source
Donatas Urbonas: Zalgiris Kaunas got a clearance letter from Partizan and Jock Landale is officially heading to Kaunas, according to sources. Landale will also play in Las Vegas Summer League, where he will wear Milwaukee Bucks jersey.
Former Eastern Michigan University men's basketball star Tim Bond (2014-18) came to an agreement with the New York Knicks to join its squad for the upcoming National Basketball Association (NBA) Summer League.
Tony Jones: Tanner McGrew, a 6-8 forward, will play for the Utah Jazz on Summer League, League sources tell The Athletic. McGrew player for the SLC Stars this past season
Emiliano Carchia: London Perrantes will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in Las Vegas Summer League, I am told. Perrantes spent the season in France between Limoges and Cholet
Tony Jones: Point guard Jarius Lyles will play for the Utah Jazz on Summer League, League sources tell The Athletic
Tony Jones: This is expected, but just want to confirm officially that Tony Bradley will indeed play in summer league, according to league sources
Chase Hughes: The Wizards have announced the group of players participating in their mini-camp this week ahead of the Las Vegas Summer League: pic.twitter.com/DxCaNIeMDq
Emiliano Carchia: Jarrod Uthoff will play for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Summer League, a source told Sportando. Uthoff spent the season in Russia with Zenit St. Petersburg
Also, Knicks fans will get a look at some familiar faces. A source close to center Mitchell Robinson confirmed on Friday evening that Robinson plans to join the team and suit up in Las Vegas next month. The source advised that he won't play in every contest, but "likely at least two games." Robinson, who went on to become the first rookie in NBA history to average over two blocks and shoot better than 65% from the field, had his coming out party last July in Vegas.
According to other league sources, Robinson is expected to be joined by both Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier. It has apparently has not yet been determined exactly how many games Knox and Trier will play.
Eric Woodyard: Former Utah Jazz two-way player Naz Mitrou-Long will play Summer League with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a Deseret News source.
Harrison Faigen: One last name for the night: Codi Miller-McIntryre is also joining the Lakers' summer league roster, per league sources. He spent time this year with the Texas Legends in the G League and overseas with Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Alec Lewis: A note from the past life — I'm told former #Mizzou basketball forward Jordan Barnett will play Summer League with the San Antonio Spurs
Alex Kennedy: Willie Reed will play Summer League with the Utah Jazz, per source. Reed is a 3-year NBA vet who averaged 20.1 PPG, 11.3 RPG and 1.8 BPG in 21 games last season with Utah's G League affiliate. He seemed poised for an NBA call-up before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. pic.twitter.com/IjsRzHfqRn
JD Shaw: Free agent sharpshooter John Petrucelli has committed to summer league with the Orlando Magic, agent @BJ Bass tells @HoopsRumors.
Tacko Fall wasn’t the only UCF Knight to land an NBA gig Friday. Two of his former teammates, point guard B.J. Taylor and forward Chad Brown, agreed to join the Orlando Magic’s Summer League team.
Oshae Brissett: Really excited to play with the @LA Clippers in Summer League No where close to being finished, but ima let my game do all the talking #KillMode
Adam Zagoria: 6-foot-5 G Jaylen Morris has committed to play summer league with the Brooklyn Nets, per league source
Former Villanova guard Phil Booth has agreed to a deal to play in the NBA Summer League with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a source said Friday.
Jason Anderson: I'm told @Marvin Bagley and @Harry Giles will play in the California Classic July 1-3 at Golden 1 Center. How many minutes/games will be up to the coaching staff. @Kyle Guy and @Justin James will also participate. @Vanja Marinkovic will "continue to develop while playing internationally."
Alan Horton: Speaking of summer league, Josh Okogie told the crowd at Cargo last night he WILL be playing this year.
Darren Wolfson: #Twolves had interest in a 2-year 2-way with Chris Clemons. But that second year is a big ask. He's off to Houston to play summer league. He's one of the best college scorers of all-time. Impressed Wolves the multiple times they saw him in person. pic.twitter.com/1XrTsvXIhi
Olgan Uluc: Undrafted Australian guard, William McDowell-White, has agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with the Houston Rockets, per a league source. He’ll play Summer League basketball with the Rockets next month.
Sam Vecenie: Jordan Murphy has committed to play Summer League with the Minnesota Timberwolves, per a source.
Emiliano Carchia: Undrafted rookie Sedrick Barefield will play the Summer League for the Oklahoma City Thunder, a source told me
Emiliano Carchia: Undrafted rookie guard Josh Perkins will play the NBA Summer League for the Charlotte Hornets, a source told Sportando
Barry Jackson: Alonzo Mourning's son, Trey (the former Georgetown forward), will be part of Heat's summer league roster, joining Tyler Herro and a bunch of players to be added in the coming hours (and days). Heat will play summer league games in Sacramento and Las Vegas.
Andrew Greif: Clippers president Lawrence Frank says both picks taken tonight will play on the team’s summer league team. Said team had been targeting both for a while. Wanted them because they fit team’s priorities of defense, toughness.
Jordan Schultz: Former @USFDonsMBB Frankie Ferrari has agreed to play Summer League with Utah #Jazz, a source tells ESPN. @FrankieFerrari2
Kane Pitman: Horst says DJ Wilson and Sterling Brown are expected to play at Summer League to continue developing their game. He also said Donte DiVincenzo is healthy but is less likely to play based on what he was able to produce with the Bucks and not wanting to risk further injury.
Joshua Newman: Matt Farrell will go to Summer League with the Bucks, his agent, Tyler Glass, told USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey. Former Point Beach/Notre Dame star spent last season in the G-League with Delaware, the Sixers affiliate
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.
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Brian Windhorst: On opening night I think he’s gonna be in Los Angeles filming jump shot videos. He may be on the roster but I don’t think he’s gonna be there. (…) I don’t think Ben Simmons plays another game in a Sixers uniform.
After Ekpe Udoh’s “dramatic” injury against Tortona, Italian defending champion Virtus Bologna is considering Jordan Bell as a replacement for the former Fenerbahce center, according to Corriere di Bologna
September 19, 2021 | 7:06 am EDT Update
Clutch Points: Isaiah Thomas is expected to work out with the Golden State Warriors on Monday, sources tell @markhaynesnba. pic.twitter.com/aXdiqpdJcl
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.”