Summer League Rumors
The NBA’s restart in the bubble began during what would typically be the time for the offseason Las Vegas Summer League, which meant the 2020 version was canceled. Currently there are no plans to stage a winter version of the event before next season. It’s too early to tell what might happen to the 2021 edition.
Haslem, born and raised in Miami-Dade County, has spent 17 years with the franchise as an undrafted gem in 2003. The three-time champion’s impact on the franchise continues to be immeasurable. And it almost never happened. “The Heat didn’t offer me a deal after summer league,” Haslem said. “I went to play for the Spurs’ summer league team and they offered me a one-year deal. When the Heat found that out, they decided to offer me a two-year deal. “I was on my way to Pop. A lot of people don’t know that.”
Koby Altman, according to sources, has been one of the driving forces behind the NBA creating something for the Delete Eight, the eight teams left out of the NBA’s return-to-play bubble in Florida. The league is making progress toward a sort of Summer League for those eight teams in Chicago this fall.
Spencer Percy: Mitch Kupchak said on @wfnz just now that there are continuing discussions with the league on a competitive summer structure for the teams left out of Orlando. He mentioned that the league has “a lot on their plate” and “is doing a great job”.
Dane Moore: I would be shocked if the Timberwolves and the other seven teams not going to Orlando do not have some sort of summer league together. Gersson Rosas says those teams are working w/ the league to create an “intensive and competitive platform” for the eight teams to play together