Opportunity knocking for Spurs’ Blossomgame

Jul 09, 2018 | by Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Opportunity knocking for Spurs’ Blossomgame

LAS VEGAS — As a basketball fan, Jaron Blossomgame made sure he tuned into to watch Golden State and Houston put on a seven-game hoops clinic in the Western Conference finals last May.

As a prospective applicant for an NBA job, Blossomgame found the series to be must-see TV for another reason.

Tyler Kroft ready to build off breakout 2017 season, not worrying about contract

Jul 09, 2018 | by Jason Marcum,

The Bengals have a lot of questions at the tight end position, now and for the future.

Now, the question is if Tyler Eifert can step up and get back to the Eifert we saw dominated the league in 2015, or if he’ll remain the injury-prone player that’s rarely been on the field in three of the last four seasons.

NBA summer league success continues for Macon

Jul 09, 2018 | by Tyler Davis,

In his third start in five games with the Miami Heat NBA Summer League squad, former Razorback guard Daryl Macon continued his recent success, leading the team with 17 points in a 94-90 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday afternoon.

Wade Baldwin makes case for roster spot as Portland Trail Blazers beat Utah Jazz in NBA Summer League

Jul 08, 2018 | by Joe Freeman, The Oregonian

LAS VEGAS -- There were encouraging rookie debuts, double-doubles, a plethora of fourth-quarter highlights and heated exchanges.

But more than anything, as the Portland Trail Blazers opened NBA Summer League with a convincing 93-78 victory over the Utah Jazz, there was a whole lot of Wade Baldwin.

Ryan Broekhoff: NBA dreams come true

Jul 07, 2018 | by Damian Arsenis, The Pick And Roll
Ryan Broekhoff: NBA dreams come true

Back when Ryan Broekhoff was in primary school, he was told to write about his ambition as part of a school assignment, about what he would like to be.

Everyone holds different dreams, but one could tell even back then, basketball was on young Broekhoff’s mind. He wrote a simple sentence. Something that seemed so far away back then, he might ...

Tyler Lydon begins Summer League with something to prove

Jul 06, 2018 | by Stephen Haynes, Poughkeepsie Journal

Tyler Lydon enters his second NBA season with a few important items on a figurative checklist, and with that comes a bit of pressure.

The Elizaville native, seven months removed from a knee operation that cut short his rookie year with the Denver Nuggets, must now prove he's healthy and demonstrate the improvements he's made since being drafted into the NBA last summer. And, with his contract ...

NBA Player & Brooklyn Native Taj Gibson Visits Summer Camp In East Harlem

Jul 05, 2018 | by CBS New York
NBA Player & Brooklyn Native Taj Gibson Visits Summer Camp In East Harlem

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There was a double-treat for kids in East Harlem as they kicked off the first day of summer camp Thursday.

They were met with a generous donation, plus a visit from an NBA star, who developed his basketball skills in Brooklyn.

It’s not every day you get slam-dunk help from a professional basketball player, but 6-year-old Christopher Clark is one lucky kid.

“Cool, yeah!” ...

Shelby’s Gabe DeVoe, Charlotte Hornets head to Las Vegas Summer League

Jul 05, 2018 | by Richard Walker, Gaston Gazette

CHARLOTTE - Gabe DeVoe’s NBA dreams get real on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas.

That’s when Shelby’s DeVoe and the Charlotte Hornets begin their MGM Resorts Summer League play at 5:30 p.m. against Oklahoma City at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.

“It’s exciting,” DeVoe said Thursday before the team boarded a charter plane bound for Las Vegas. “I’m ready to go to ...


Jul 04, 2018 | by Casey Holdahl,

Last year in Las Vegas, rookie Zach Collins, who the Trail Blazers acquired from the Sacramento Kings during the 2017 NBA Draft, suffered a minor injury that kept him out of all but the first two games of Portland’s summer league schedule.

This time around, he’s getting the minor injuries out of the way before the start of summer league play.

Five Fun Facts: Justin Jackson

Jul 03, 2018 | by Hayley Elwood,
Five Fun Facts: Justin Jackson

This offseason, we want you to get to know our players a little more off the field.

While you may be aware running back Justin Jackson was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, here are five fun facts you may not know about number 32.

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