What a wonderful 11 days this had been for Becky Hammon. For Jonathan Simmons and Treveon Graham, it may have been even better.
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When I heard there was going to be an NBA Summer League Wall of Fame marking the circuit’s 10-year anniversary in Las Vegas, my first thought was cool.
Devin Booker appears to be getting the hang of life in the NBA. At least the summer portion of it. The 6-foot-6-inch guard from Kentucky, taken by the Phoenix Suns with the No. 13 overall pick last month, put the team on his back Sunday in the semifinals of the NBA Summer League.
In Sunday‘s NBA Summer League semifinals, No. 7 San Antonio faces No. 14 Atlanta at 3 p.m. and No. 8 Phoenix faces No. 4 New Orleans at 5 p.m.
A year ago, as a rookie, Kyle Anderson was trying to feel his way around the NBA.
LeBron James was in Las Vegas for the NBA Players Association meetings and showed up Friday at Cox Pavilion to watch the Cavaliers‘ game against Minnesota.
It would be easy to dismiss Seth Curry as a summer league wonder, someone who lights it up against competition that isn‘t the caliber of what his brother Steph goes against every night.
Amid the hoopla of NBA celebrities strolling the Thomas & Mack Center concourse and big-name corporate sponsors such as adidas is a little-known family-owned Michigan company that adds the literal foundation to the NBA Summer League.
Here‘s a look back at Wednesday‘s NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas.
Think of the NBA and its perception of Las Vegas as the weekend tourist who only takes in the best sights, who catches a show and enjoys a wonderful meal and gambles just enough to experience the rush but not to the point of losing next month’s mortgage.
Scotty Hopson knows heâs running out of chances. So is Hasheem Thabeet. Ditto for Taylor Griffin.
It was late during one of the two NBA Summer League matinees Monday. Guys still were hacking on defense. The refs still were calling it.
Former UNLV forward Khem Birch compiled 13 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans in a win over Brooklyn. Birch, who played for Sioux Falls in the NBA Development League last season, has averaged 9.0 points and 7.6 rebounds in three games for New Orleans.
The new Chicago Bulls head coach watched the final minutes tick down and the Bulls were comfortably ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves and the team was off to a good start in the NBA Summer League.
The sting of disappointment and disrespect Wood felt on draft night in late June is sticking with him this week at the NBA Summer League.
It took three days but the summer league finally had its first ejection as Hasheem Thabeet of the D-League Select was sent packing after picking up a pair of technical fouls in the second quarter Sunday against Washington.
Becky Hammon, the former Colorado State and WNBA star, became the first woman in NBA history to be named a full-time assistant coach, before the start of the 2014-15 season. If you think it was a publicity stunt, you’re nuttier than Dennis Rodman.
Rookie forward Kevon Looney realizes being a first-round pick who will get guaranteed money doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be a factor with the Golden State Warriors in the 2015-16 season. Looney is getting his first taste of professional competition in the NBA Summer League.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Seth Curry had a big day offensively for the second straight game. He scored 25 points in New Orleans’ 90-86 victory over Dallas on Saturday after pouring in 30 in Friday’s win over Milwaukee.
Karl-Anthony Towns is used to having a lot of people watch him.
Driving to the lane and spinning right, Rashad Vaughn floated by a defender and finished by banking in a shot. It was the type of play he executed several times as a UNLV freshman. It’s also why he never made it to his sophomore year.
Seth Curry, little brother of Steph, showed he can score too as he poured in 30 points in the Pelicans’ 101-89 win over Milwaukee in the NBA Summer League on Friday
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