Zodiac
Years ago

2016 Las Vegas Summer League

The Las Vegas Summer League starts tomorrow with a number of current/former NBL faces to look out for on rosters and some Aussies too.

DeAndre Daniels, Toronto (Perth Wildcats)
Majok Deng, Minnesota (Adelaide 36ers)
Charles Jackson, NBA D-League Select (NZ Breakers)
Thon Maker, Milwaukee
Tywain McKee, Washington (Illawarra Hawks)
Jordan McRae, Cleveland (Melbourne United)
Casey Prather, Dallas (Perth Wildcats)
Ben Simmons, Philadelphia
Diamon Simpson, Cleveland (Adelaide 36ers)
Marcus Thornton, Boston (Sydney Kings)
Scottie Wilbekin, Oklahoma City (Cairns Taipans)

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Freethrows  
Years ago

The gossip is Scottie Wilbekin will be back in Cairns this year.

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TonyMontanasCoke  
Years ago

Keep an eye on this guy Ben Simmons. Can play.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Obviously no age limit for summer league if Thons playing?

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RMQ  
Years ago

Is that a low key confirmation that Simpson is the third man for adelaide?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

THe Adelaide junket continues.

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Ricey  
Years ago

No RMQ, that's a high key he played for us previously...

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Only 1 quarter in, but Thon Maker is impressing.
The versatility and smarts he's showing defensively is just what Milwaukee needs, he's going to struggle at times offensively as he does get pushed around a bit, but he does actually push back which is nice to see in the least.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ha ha he's four years away from been four years away!

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RMQ  
Years ago

Liking the look of Ra'Shad James playing for the Bucks as a possible Beal replacement for the Wildcats! Has all the credentials to be available and suitable for the NBL

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Bear  
Years ago

Live on Fox Sport in half an hour, yeah!

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Benno  
Years ago

Thon played pretty well today!

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Casey Prather scored a team-high 23 in the Mavs win over the Hornets.

Thon Maker had 15p 13r 2b in the Bucks win over the Cavs.

Jordan McRae scored 23 for the Cavs but also had 5to and shot 3-15 from the field and 1-8 on 3pts.

Diamon Simpson also started for the Cavs and had 7p 6r 6b 4s in just 19 minutes.

Charles Jackson started for the DLS team and had 4p 3r 3s in 13 min in their loss to Memphis.

Majok Deng got a DNP-CD in Minny's loss to Denver and DeAndre Daniels very surprisingly also got a DNP-CD in Toronto's 41 point flogging of Sacramento. He was the Raptors only player who failed to get in the court.


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Zodiac  
Years ago

Scottie Wilbekin had 6p 3a on 2-2 fg (2-2 3pts) in 15 min in OKC's win over Miami too.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

And?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

So of all the basketballers in the world we keep going back to the same ol? Surely not.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 2

Ben Simmons had 8p 10r 8a 3s 2b 7t on 3-8 shooting in the 76ers loss to the Lakers.

Jordan McRae 27p 5s 3r on 6-16 shooting and Diamon Simpson had 4p 5r in 15m in the Cavs loss to Brooklyn.

Marcus Thornton had 0p 1a in 8m in Boston's loss to Chicago.





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Tornado  
Years ago

Who is on Joeys Summer League team?

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XY  
Years ago

Thon Maker continues to show with his second game that he will eventually be a legitimate NBA player.

Had 17pts (on 7-15 shots, 1-4 3s) and 17 rebounds overnight. The general consensus seems to be that he is very raw but could still develop in to just about anything.

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Wilson Sting  
Years ago

Wilbekin is happy to sit on the bench for $400k in Europe so unless there's a new unnamed sugardaddy in CNS, he won't be back here.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 3.

Ben Simmons was again impressive with 18p 3r 3t on 7-13 shooting in the 76ers loss to the Bulls.

Aside from Maker's impressive performance in the same game Charles Jackson 9p 3r in 13m in the DLS win over the Bucks.

DeAndre Daniels had 3p 2t on 1-2 shooting in 11m in Toronto's win over Minnesota.

Marcus Thornton had 0p 2t on 0-4 shooting in 11m in Boston's loss to Phoenix.

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Ricky  
Years ago

what is this new stat abbreviated by t?

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Turnovers

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 4

Thon Maker had 10p 6r 4t and a whopping 10 fouls in the Bucks loss to the Grizzlies.

Charles Jackson had 2p 1r on 1-3 shooting in 6m in the DLS teams win over Houston.

DeAndre Daniels had 3p 1r on 1-3 3pts in 5m in the Raptors win over the Mavs.

Jordan McRae had 11p 4r 3a 3t on 4-11 fg and 3-8 FT and Diamon Simpson had 3p 6r in 11m for the Cavs and Majok Deng had 2p 1r 1s on 1-1 fg in the Cavs win over the Wolves.

Interesting to note former Victoria Titans PF Jamahl Mosley is coaching the Dallas Mavericks team, he's now an assistant coach with them.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Keep the updates coming please mate. Much appreciated.

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Farrison Hord  
Years ago

Raph Putney also has been playing significant minutes for the Cleveland SL team and finished the day with 19 points to go with 6 rebounds.

He spent time with the Perth Redbacks last season in the WA SBL.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

With all the FB photos and so many NBL staff over there it will be interesting to see if anyone recruits from the SL.
I suspect it's still the junket it once was.
A good coach should always know what's going on and to recycle the old names of imports again, isn't something that the NBL needs to be doing.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Putney's stint in the WA SBL was fascinating.He was largely under whelming while in WA but since returning to the D League has been putting up huge numbers. I would have thought he would dominate the WA league.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 5

Ben Simmons had 8p 8r 6a 5t on 3-8 shooting in Philly's loss to the Warriors.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 6

Jordan McRae had 32p 3r 2a on 9-21 fg 2-5 3pts and Diamon Simpson had 13p 4r on 6-7 shooting in 17m for the Cavs and Marcus Thornton had 0p 1t on 0-1 3pts in 6m in the Cavs win over the Celtics.

Thon Maker had 17p 3r 2s on 6-17 fg, 2-6 3pts in the Bucks loss to the Mavs.

Charles Jackson had 2p 1r on 1-3 shooting in 6m in the DLS loss to Philly. Ben Simmons was rested.



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Anonymous  
Years ago

KIngs latest for Gaze at the Summer League. Door still open for Childress.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEAxDtNmdvk

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RMQ  
Years ago

McRae is ballin out there!

It's a shame he went to United when he was in the NBL. He would have been a much better fit for the Wildcats than DD.

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Hoopie  
Years ago

So how much credit can United take for McCrae's rebirth as a player?

I know it didn't 't end well for him, so was he a square peg in a round hole at United, or was he just too young, or what?

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 7

Jordan McRae had 36p 9r 3t on 12-22 fg 1-4 3pts and Diamon Simpson played 16m and had 6p 6r on 2-3 shooting in the Cavs win over the Lakers.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Same ol same ol. HOw about some new players please. will these same guys get recruited and fail again?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

No wonder Cavs didn't consider matching Delly when they have McRae and Felder who know how to score ready to step into his spot

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 8

Ben Simmons had 15p 10r 6a 2s 6t on 5-15 shooting in the 76ers win over the Heat.

Thon Maker had 12p 9r on 3-10 fg 2-3 3pts in the Bucks loss to the Rockets.

Charles Jackson played 4m and had 2p 3r on 1-2 shooting in the DLS win over the Pelicans.

Marcus Thornton had 5p 3t on 2-4 shooting in 14m in the Celtics loss to the Blazers.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Day 9

Jordan McRae had 25p 6r 3a 2s 4t on 7-24 fg 2-5 3pts and Diamon Simpson had 4p 7r 3t on 2-4 shooting in 12m in the Cavs win over the Nets.

Day 10

Jordan McRae had 16p 6r 5t on 6-16 fg 2-6 3pts and Diamon Simpson had 3p 3r on 0-1 shooting in 23m in the Cavs semi-final loss to the Bulls.

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RMQ  
Years ago

Is Thornton the definition of a bust?

Hasn't shown much at all.

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Anonomouse  
Years ago

Day 10

Mcrae responsible for Cavs losing the lead and game with this hogging of the ball.

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Zodiac  
Years ago

Not sure a 2nd round pick can ever be considered a 'bust' by their nature you're taking a chance on a player and rule of thumb usually is if you get anything meaningful out of a 2nd round pick that's good.

If Thornton was a 1st round pick it would probably be a different story though.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Agree it would've been interesting to see McRae in Perth that year when we had Daniels. That team really needed someone who could create points and Perth's culture and structure might've helped keep McRae in line. It might've been the perfect fit. Kid is a professional scorer.

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AngusH  
Years ago

Not a fan of McRae's game at all. Always only looking for his own points, without the type of efficiency that you want from a scorer. He's had a few big games and that's kept teams interested enough to stick on the end of the bench, but if he doesn't learn to play with control he'll be dropping 30 points a night in Taiwan within a few years.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It just depends on the fit. Some teams need that aggressive guy who can carry an offense. To be a serious winner though you still need to play team ball but he's still young and players can learn that side of the game. Hed be a good fit for a team with strong D but lacking offensive firepower. Think cairns under fearne

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