Friday, July 4, 2014

News On The Horizon 7/4/2014

Mid-Majors Highlight NBA Summer League Rosters--Mid-Major Madness
The NBA Summer League will kick off here shortly and a slew of former mid-major stars have found their ways onto various rosters across the league.
Brooklyn Nets (Orlando):

Kyle Casey, Harvard
Michael Jenkins, Winthrop
Nick Minnerath, Detroit
Golden State Warriors (Vegas):

Travis Bader, Oakland
Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
Walt Lemon, Bradley
Robert Loe, Saint Louis
Davon Usher, Delaware
Miami Heat (Orlando):

Ivan Aska, Murray State
Jerrelle Benimon, Towson
James Ennis, Long Beach State
Langston Hall, Mercer
Eli Holman, Detroit

Miami Heat (Vegas):

James Ennis, Long Beach State
Langston Hall, Mercer
Eli Holman, Detroit
Frank Gaines, IPFW
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's
Orlando Magic (Orlando):

Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga
Cameron Jones, Northern Arizona
Elfrid Payton, Louisiana
Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State
Augustine Rubit, South Alabama

Philadelphia 76ers (Orlando):

Travis Bader, Oakland
Ed Daniel, Murray State
Jamelle Hagins, Delaware
Ronald Roberts, St. Joseph's
Capser Ware, Long Beach State
Phoenix Suns (Vegas):

Taylor Braun, North Dakota State
Alec Brown, Green Bay
David Stockton, Gonzaga
Sacramento Kings (Vegas):

Sim Bhullar, New Mexico State
Ra'Shad James, Iona
Dwayne Jones, St. Joseph's
Ray McCallum, Detroit
Jake Odum, Indiana State
Nick Wiggins, Wichita State

Many scenarios as Miami Heat enters free agency period--Miami Herald
The Heat’s Big 3 — LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — already agreed on frameworks for their contracts with the team, which has given Riley financial parameters to improve the team through free agency, according to multiple sources. Only backup point guard Norris Cole is currently under contract, and Riley has an NBA-record $55 million of salary cap space to build his roster.

CSU Women’s Basketball Mourns The Loss Of Former Player Destinee

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Bader determined for success--Oakland Post
Athletic director search continues--Oakland Post

Suns select Alec Brown with 50th pick in NBA draft--Arizona Republic
Meet the Phoenix Suns' 2014 NBA draft class--Arizona Republic
2014 NBA draft grades: Grading each team's picks--Arizona Republic
Phoenix Suns

Additions: SF T.J. Warren (No. 14 pick, North Carolina State), PG Tyler Ennis (No. 18 pick, Syracuse), SG Bogdan Bogdanovic (No. 27 pick, Serbia), C Alec Brown (No. 50 pick, Green Bay).

Analysis: This was the serviceable draft Suns fans should have been expecting if not exactly hoping for. Warren is a very good scorer, one of the draft's best, who should fit in well whether or not the Suns bring back P.J. Tucker. Ennis is the backup point guard they so desperately needed last year. Bogdanovic could contribute right away or stay hidden in Europe for a year or two but seems destined to be a very solid rotation wing. And Brown is a shot-blocker who could gain toughness in the NBA Development League. None of the picks were mistakes. None were reaches. All fit needs.

Grade: B+
Fulton Granted Release from Men's Basketball

Six #HLMBB Alums to Compete in NBA Summer League--Horizon League Network

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