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NBA Summer League

Lakers rookie working for spot

As a second-round draft pick, Joe Crawford knows nothing is guaranteed as far as having a future in the NBA.

T-Wolves fans could learn to like Love

It was easy to envision Internet message boards devoted to the Minnesota Timberwolves exploding with anger as Kevin Love missed shot after shot and committed foul after foul early in his NBA Summer League debut Monday.

Slam dunk champ out to revive career

When he won the slam dunk contest at the 2007 NBA All-Star Game in the Thomas & Mack Center, Gerald Green had to believe it was the last time he’d be stepping on a basketball court in Las Vegas.

Dantley drafting his speech

His enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame still is two months away, but Adrian Dantley already is working on what he plans to say in Springfield, Mass.

Change abounds for Bobcats

In their four-year existence in the NBA, the Charlotte Bobcats have been a nonfactor.

Amundson toiling with Warriors

Louis Amundson probably was hoping his summer league days were over. But participation is a must for borderline players like Amundson as they try to prove they belong in the NBA.

Mayo debuts to rave review

O.J. Mayo’s new basketball life was less than five minutes old when someone inside a library-quiet Cox Pavilion tried to distract him at the foul line.

Lakers trim around edges in Vegas

It would be a nice tribute to the NBA Summer League to say it played a part in helping the Los Angeles Lakers reach the NBA Finals this past season.

Summer school for Mayo, Love

It will be tough for the NBA Summer League to outdo last year, when the top two draft picks and a record 22 teams participated, drawing record crowds every day at Cox Pavilion and the Thomas & Mack Center.

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