John Welch believes he’s had a blessed life in basketball. … When your career has been touched by Jerry Tarkanian, Jerry West, Hubie Brown and Tim Grgurich among others, that is indeed a blessing. … Welch, a former Rancho High School star who played first at UNR, then UNLV, is enjoying coaching at the highest level on George Karl’s staff with the Denver Nuggets.
Wink Adams had to wait an extra day before getting his first playing time of the NBA Summer League.
For now, Las Vegas will have to be content with its lone tie to the NBA, as the host city for the annual Summer League.
So this is what Casey Affleck and Frank Stallone and Billy Ripken and Mike Maddux felt like. So this is why that whiner Jan Brady ranked among the most annoying characters in television history.
At 7 feet 3 inches, Hasheem Thabeet is menacing enough without the Mohawk that he has been sporting during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
As a UNLV star, Wink Adams always was in the middle of the action. As an
NBA rookie, he’s buried on the bench, and he says his butt is “a little”
sore from all the pine time.
Wink Adams was right about two things: He knew he wasn’t getting drafted last month and that he would stay in Las Vegas to play in the NBA Summer League.
Blake Griffin, the No. 1 pick in last month’s NBA Draft, scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 30 minutes to lead the Los Angeles Clippers past their crosstown rivals, the Lakers, 93-82 in the NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center.
Big brother appears to have set the bar pretty low for little brother as Taylor Griffin’s first taste of NBA life wasn’t much to brag about. He had just four points and two rebounds for Phoenix as the Suns defeated Dallas, 95-90 in Cox Pavilion.