Detroit Pistons Rumors
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
But the Sudanese-born Deng is not waiting for the end of his playing days for his next big score. He’s been investing in real estate almost since the time he entered the league in 2004 and has amassed an impressive portfolio—hotels, resorts, condos and apartment buildings—worth $125 million. Deng is part of a new crop of sports stars leveraging their fame and fortunes in new ventures and striking while the iron is hot. In the NBA alone, you have current players like Stephen Curry, Blake Griffin and LeBron James launching film production companies; Andre Iguodala and Kevin Durant are active venture capital investors; and Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose are also engaged in large-scale real estate deals. “If you know the market and you are using your leverage and doing the right deals, it is really nonstop with the opportunities,” Deng says.
Rod Beard: #Pistons Dwane Casey on getting credit for helping build #Raptors: “I appreciate that. I know how hard we worked to develop a lot of players there. … It’s reinforcing and I appreciate it. We want to see that here – that’s our goal now.”
Rod Beard: #Pistons coach Dwane Casey on his former team, the #Raptors, winning the NBA title: “It was exciting; it was good to see. … To see a guy like Kyle Lowry, like Pascal Siakam, Fred Van Vleet and Serge Ibaka — guys I coached — win, it was really thrilling.