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    • Isaiah Whitehead DEN SG
      Isaiah Whitehead: Officially waived by Denver
      2h ago

      Whitehead (wrist) was waived by the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Whitehead was traded to the Nuggets last week as part of a salary dump from Denver, as Brooklyn took on the contracts of both Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur. Whitehead is yet to make much of an impact at the professional level, but as soon as he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign on with any team before the start of training camp.

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    • Antonio Blakeney CHI SG
      Bulls' Antonio Blakeney: Signing minimum deal with Chicago
      6h ago

      Blakeney will sign a two-year, minimum contract with the Bulls on Thursday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      Blakeney appeared in 19 games with the young Bulls last season and averaged 7.9 points while on a two-way contract. After being named G League Rookie of the Year for his work on the Windy City Bulls, he'll now be a full-time member of Chicago and provide some decent depth on the wing.

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    • Svi Mykhailiuk LAL SF
      Lakers' Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Tallies 10 points to close out SL play
      6h ago

      Mykhailiuk generated 10 points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes during the Lakers' 91-73 loss to the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Although he closed out summer league play in modest fashion relative to his other efforts, Mykailiuk still set the stage for a strong training camp and preseason with a sensational body of work overall in Las Vegas. The rookie finished with averages of 16.6 points (on 48.0 percent shooting), 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 24.7 minutes over seven games, displaying a deft shooting touch from all over the court in nearly every contest. He'll look to continue making an equally strong impression this fall in an attempt to secure a steady second-unit backcourt role during his first NBA campaign.

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    • Josh Hart LAL SG
      Lakers' Josh Hart: Team-leading scoring total in SL championship loss
      7h ago

      Hart managed 12 points (3-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 6-9 FT), two assists and two rebounds across 22 minutes during the Lakers' 91-73 loss to the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Hart often was head and shoulders above the competition in Las Vegas, although Tuesday was one of his more modest performances. The second-year pro still finished summer league play with averages of 22.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals across 27.0 minutes over seven games while checking in third in scoring overall in the desert. He'll look to carry over his considerable momentum into training camp and preseason as the Lakers embark on a highly anticipated season, and he'll presumably have an opportunity to make a case for a solid backcourt rotation role.

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    • Caleb Swanigan POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Fills out stat sheet in SL championship win
      7h ago

      Swanigan delivered seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and five assists across 26 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 91-73 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Swanigan made well-rounded contributions in the championship game win, putting the finishing touches on a solid summer league resume for the second consecutive year. The 2017 first-round pick averaged 8.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 26.3 minutes over seven games in Las Vegas, and he'll now try to parlay his momentum into a strong training camp and preseason. Swanigan only averaged 7.0 minutes per contest in his rookie season, so the Trail Blazers will undoubtedly be looking for a much better return on investment in the coming campaign.

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    • Wade Baldwin IV POR PG
      Trail Blazers' Wade Baldwin: Tallies 14 points in SL championship win
      7h ago

      Baldwin provided 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 FT), six assists and four rebounds across 20 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 91-73 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      The 22-year-old wrapped up a solid tenure in the desert with the second-highest scoring total for Portland on the night. The 2016 first-round pick finished with averages of 13.4 points (on 45.0 percent shooting), 7.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 25.4 minutes over seven contests. He'll now look to up his NBA opportunities in the coming season after logging only seven games of regular-season action with the Blazers in the 2017-18 campaign. However, he'll have a steep hill to climb in terms of playing time while navigating a crowded shooting guard depth chart.

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    • Jakob Poeltl SA C
      Spurs' Jakob Poeltl: Sent to San Antonio
      11h ago

      Poeltl has been traded to the Spurs as part of a package that brings Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The Raptors didn't have to dip too far into their war chest of young assets, but they'll send Poeltl as the sweetener in the deal alongside DeMar DeRozan. Poeltl played in all 82 games last season, coming off the bench to average 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game. He'll likely play slightly increased role in San Antonio, which doesn't have a ton of depth at center outside of LaMarcus Aldridge and an aging Pau Gasol.

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    • Giorgios Papagiannis POR C
      Georgios Papagiannis: Waived by Trail Blazers
      19h ago

      Papagiannis has been waived by the Trail Blazers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

      Shortly after winning the Summer League championship, the Trail Blazers decided to cut ties with the former first-round selection. Selected with the 13th overall by the Kings in the 2016 NBA Draft, Papagiannis failed to see major minutes during his run in Sacramento and only took the court once after signing with the Trail Blazers back in early March. The 21-year-old is now planning to sign a deal in Greece.

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    • Marshall Plumlee MIL C
      Marshall Plumlee: Becomes unrestricted free agent
      1d ago

      Plumlee confirmed Monday via his personal Instagram account that the Bucks withdrew his qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

      After cutting ties with Plumlee, the Bucks will now have space to sign another player to a two-way contract. Plumlee joined the Bucks on a two-way deal in January, appearing in eight games for Milwaukee and 13 for their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. He'll look to secure a two-way deal or training camp invite with another team.

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    • Deyonta Davis SAC C
      Kings' Deyonta Davis: Dealt to Sacramento
      1d ago

      Davis was traded to the Kings on Tuesday along with Ben McLemore and cash in exchange for Garrett Temple, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Due to a number of injuries, Davis saw over 15 minutes per game in his second season with the Grizzlies, but now, with the team focused on competing once again, the 21-year-old is headed to Sacramento. Unfortunately for Davis, he joins an abundance of young frontcourt talent with the Kings, including the likes of Marvin Bagley, Willie Cauley-Stein, Harry Giles and Skal Labissiere. With Sacramento likely favoring those four guys over Davis, playing time will likely be extremely hard to come by for the youngster over the course of the 2018-19 season.

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    • Zach Collins POR C
      Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Stays relevant with nice outing Monday
      2d ago

      Collins finished with 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 28 minutes during Monday's 97-92 summer league victory over Memphis.

      Collins, along with Caleb Swanigan, dominated the glass in Monday's summer league semi-final victory over the Grizzlies. He continues to put up nice production without standing out from the crowd as he lays the foundation for more minutes in his second season. Portland will be hoping he can further develop his skillset in the lead up to the regular season which could garner him some additional playing time.

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    • Zach Collins POR C
      Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Blocks three shots in SL victory
      3d ago

      Collins had 11 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, three blocks and one assist in 24 minutes during Sunday's 95-80 summer league victory over Boston.

      Collins was solid without being spectacular Sunday, coming within two rebounds of a double-double while adding three blocked shots. Ed Davis moved on to the Nets which should afford some additional playing time for Collins. Jusuf Nurkic is established at the starting center but Collins has a skillset more conducive to the modern game and will hopefully wrestle some playing time away from Nurkic as the season progresses.

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    • Caleb Swanigan POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Fills out stat sheet in SL championship win
      7h ago

      Swanigan delivered seven points (3-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and five assists across 26 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 91-73 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Swanigan made well-rounded contributions in the championship game win, putting the finishing touches on a solid summer league resume for the second consecutive year. The 2017 first-round pick averaged 8.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists across 26.3 minutes over seven games in Las Vegas, and he'll now try to parlay his momentum into a strong training camp and preseason. Swanigan only averaged 7.0 minutes per contest in his rookie season, so the Trail Blazers will undoubtedly be looking for a much better return on investment in the coming campaign.

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    • Semi Ojeleye BOS PF
      Celtics' Semi Ojeleye: Contract guaranteed for 2018-19
      23h ago

      Ojeyele's contract for 2018-19 became guaranteed Sunday with the Celtics opting to keep the forward on the roster after the deadline, Fred Katz of MassLive.com reports.

      A second-round pick last June, Ojeyele ended up seeing a surprising amount of run for the Eastern Conference finalists, appearing in 73 regular-season contests and averaging 2.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game. With the Celtics getting Gordon Hayward (ankle) back from injury during the upcoming campaign and believed to be interested in retaining restricted free agent Marcus Smart, it's difficult to envision Ojeyele noticing a dramatic spike in playing time in his second NBA season.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica MIN PF
      Nemanja Bjelica: Will not play for Sixers this season
      1d ago

      Bjelica has elected to remain in Europe for the 2018-19 season and will not play with the 76ers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

      Bjelica had only agreed to terms with the 76ers, and the team was planning on using its mid-level exception to sign the floor-spacing forward this offseason. However, Bjelica reportedly wishes to stay close to his family in Europe, so Philly is going to miss out on their key offseason acquisition. Bjelica was expected to take on the floor-spacing role that Ersan Ilyasova had for the team last season, but his absence could now open up more minutes in that role for veteran Wilson Chandler, who the 76ers traded for earlier this offseason.

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    • Caleb Swanigan POR PF
      Trail Blazers' Caleb Swanigan: Helps propel Portland to victory
      2d ago

      Swanigan had 21 points (9-13 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 16 rebounds, two assists and one block in 30 minutes during Monday's 97-92 summer league victory over Memphis.

      Swanigan had his best game of the summer league, coming at a crucial time as the Trail Blazers were able to advance to the final where they will face the Los Angeles Lakers. Swanigan impressed during his rookie summer league campaign but he was unable to translate that across to the regular season. Portland is certainly not stacked at the power forward position and hopefully, he can force his way into some more meaningful minutes in his sophomore season.

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    • Guerschon Yabusele BOS PF
      Celtics' Guerschon Yabusele: Rounds off campaign solidly Sunday
      3d ago

      Yabusele finished with 16 points (6-13 FG, 4-7 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes during Sunday's 95-80 summer league loss to Portland.

      Yabusele finished off his summer league campaign with another solid outing, once again proving that he is worthy of a roster spot once the regular season begins. He is almost certainly going to remain a deeper option, however, an injury or two could free up some time for him.

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    • Chris Boucher GS PF
      Raptors' Chris Boucher: Leads team in scoring from bench Sunday
      3d ago

      Boucher totaled 18 points (7-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds and four blocks across 23 minutes during the Raptors' 82-68 loss to the Cavaliers in a Las Vegas Summer League quarterfinal-round contest Sunday.

      The big man's performance was one of his best of summer league play, as he made his final case for a training camp invite. Boucher particularly gave a good account of himself on the defensive end (3.0 blocks per game before Sunday's four-block effort) in Las Vegas, and he could conceivably carve out a role in the Raptors' frontcourt rotation if he's able to stick with the team long enough to show what he can do in preseason.

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    • Svi Mykhailiuk LAL SF
      Lakers' Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Tallies 10 points to close out SL play
      6h ago

      Mykhailiuk generated 10 points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes during the Lakers' 91-73 loss to the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Although he closed out summer league play in modest fashion relative to his other efforts, Mykailiuk still set the stage for a strong training camp and preseason with a sensational body of work overall in Las Vegas. The rookie finished with averages of 16.6 points (on 48.0 percent shooting), 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 24.7 minutes over seven games, displaying a deft shooting touch from all over the court in nearly every contest. He'll look to continue making an equally strong impression this fall in an attempt to secure a steady second-unit backcourt role during his first NBA campaign.

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    • Danny Green TOR SF
      Raptors' Danny Green: Headed to Toronto
      11h ago

      Green has been traded to the Raptors as part of a deal that also brings Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The Raptors didn't have to give up OG Anunoby, or even an unprotected pick, but acquiring Leonard will mean taking on Green and his $10 million salary for next season. Green played in 70 games last season and shot better than 36.3 percent from three, but that's still a handful of percentage points lower than his peak seasons. Green will likely come off the bench in Toronto, but with DeRozan now out of the picture, there will certainly be minutes available at the two.

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    • Kawhi Leonard TOR SF
      Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Traded to Raptors
      11h ago

      The Spurs have agreed to trade Leonard, along with Danny Green, to the Raptors in exchange for a package centered around DeMar DeRozan, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Leonard's long standoff with the Spurs has finally come to an end, and he'll now head north to join what was the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. Of course, that was with DeRozan leading the charge, but a healthy Leonard is an even better No. 1 scorer and defender. Leonard's health is the biggest question mark heading into next season, and it's likely part of the reason the Raptors didn't have to overpay for his services. Leonard played in only nine games last season amid a lingering quad injury, and the entire situation remains shrouded in mystery. Toronto is gambling that Leonard, who has only one year left on his contract, will get back to his 2016-17 form, when he averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

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    • Kawhi Leonard TOR SF
      Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Could be headed to Toronto
      15h ago

      Toronto and San Antonio are finalizing a trade that would send Leonard to the Raptors for a package that includes DeMar DeRozan, ESPN reports.

      ESPN reports the deal could be finalized as early as Wednesday. Leonard reportedly has stated he wants to be traded from the Spurs though Toronto may not be his favored landing spot (believed to be the Lakers).

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    • Garrett Temple MEM SF
      Grizzlies' Garrett Temple: Headed to Memphis
      1d ago

      Temple was traded to the Grizzlies on Tuesday in exchange for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      This is yet another sign that the Grizzlies have no desire to remain at the bottom of the Western Conference, as Temple is another quality veteran piece to play with stars Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Temple fills a pretty sizable void at a shooting guard position that is currently occupied by the likes of MarShon Brooks and Wayne Selden, and his presence should give Memphis more stability on the wing. Additionally, by not being on a team focused on the growth of its younger players, Temple should see more consistent playing time this season.

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    • Svi Mykhailiuk LAL SF
      Lakers' Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Pours in 31 in OT win
      1d ago

      Mykhailiuk scored 31 points (12-20 FG, 6-11 3Pt, 1-2 Ft) while adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal in 33 minutes during Monday's 112-109 double-overtime win over the Cavaliers in the summer league semi-final.

      The 47th overall pick in this year's draft has formed a nearly unstoppable duo with Josh Hart in Vegas, carrying the Lakers all the way to Tuesday's final. Mykhailiuk could find it difficult to earn regular minutes in the NBA during the regular season with veterans like Lance Stephenson looking for court time on the wing, but he could emerge as a long-range threat on the second unit if he gets an opportunity.

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    • Isaiah Whitehead DEN SG
      Isaiah Whitehead: Officially waived by Denver
      2h ago

      Whitehead (wrist) was waived by the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Whitehead was traded to the Nuggets last week as part of a salary dump from Denver, as Brooklyn took on the contracts of both Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur. Whitehead is yet to make much of an impact at the professional level, but as soon as he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign on with any team before the start of training camp.

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    • Antonio Blakeney CHI SG
      Bulls' Antonio Blakeney: Signing minimum deal with Chicago
      6h ago

      Blakeney will sign a two-year, minimum contract with the Bulls on Thursday, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      Blakeney appeared in 19 games with the young Bulls last season and averaged 7.9 points while on a two-way contract. After being named G League Rookie of the Year for his work on the Windy City Bulls, he'll now be a full-time member of Chicago and provide some decent depth on the wing.

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    • Josh Hart LAL SG
      Lakers' Josh Hart: Team-leading scoring total in SL championship loss
      7h ago

      Hart managed 12 points (3-12 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 6-9 FT), two assists and two rebounds across 22 minutes during the Lakers' 91-73 loss to the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Hart often was head and shoulders above the competition in Las Vegas, although Tuesday was one of his more modest performances. The second-year pro still finished summer league play with averages of 22.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals across 27.0 minutes over seven games while checking in third in scoring overall in the desert. He'll look to carry over his considerable momentum into training camp and preseason as the Lakers embark on a highly anticipated season, and he'll presumably have an opportunity to make a case for a solid backcourt rotation role.

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    • DeMar DeRozan SA SG
      Raptors' DeMar DeRozan: Traded to Spurs
      11h ago

      DeRozan has been traded to the Spurs as the centerpiece of a deal that brings Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The Raptors will trade DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-rounder to the Spurs, who will send back Leonard, as well as veteran guard Danny Green. DeRozan is coming off of another strong offensive season and will immediately slot in as the co-No. 1 option in San Antonio alongside LaMarcus Aldridge. DeRozan averaged 23.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game last season.

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    • Anfernee Simons POR SG
      Trail Blazers' Anfernee Simons: Available for Tuesday's final
      23h ago

      Simons (hip) is available to play in Tuesday's summer league final against the Lakers.

      Simons was ruled out of Monday's semifinal with a left hip contusion, but is apparently well enough to be available a day later. It's good news for the severity of the injury, as the Trail Blazers would be unwilling to risk playing their 2018 first-round pick if there was even the slightest cause for concern.

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    • Alex Caruso LAL SG
      Lakers' Alex Caruso: Will play summer league final
      23h ago

      Caruso (illness) will play in Tuesday's summer league final against the Trail Blazers, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site reports.

      Caruso missed Monday's semifinal as he dealt with a bout of gastroenteritis. It remains unclear whether the 24-year-old will have any limitations due to the illness, but he will be available to play in Tuesday's final.

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    • Wade Baldwin IV POR PG
      Trail Blazers' Wade Baldwin: Tallies 14 points in SL championship win
      7h ago

      Baldwin provided 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 FT), six assists and four rebounds across 20 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 91-73 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      The 22-year-old wrapped up a solid tenure in the desert with the second-highest scoring total for Portland on the night. The 2016 first-round pick finished with averages of 13.4 points (on 45.0 percent shooting), 7.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 25.4 minutes over seven contests. He'll now look to up his NBA opportunities in the coming season after logging only seven games of regular-season action with the Blazers in the 2017-18 campaign. However, he'll have a steep hill to climb in terms of playing time while navigating a crowded shooting guard depth chart.

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    • Lonzo Ball LAL PG
      Lakers' Lonzo Ball: Undergoes knee surgery
      1d ago

      Ball underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday.

      Ball missed 24 of the final 40 games in 2018 as he dealt with a torn meniscus. The Lakers expect the 20-year-old to be ready to go when training camp opens in late September, but a more specific recovery timetable should become available once he begins his rehab program.

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    • Lorenzo Brown TOR PG
      Raptors' Lorenzo Brown: Remains with Toronto
      1d ago

      Brown is finalizing a one-year contract with the Raptors on Tuesday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Brown had his two-way contract upgraded to a regular contract in April and saw action in 14 games for the Raptors, averaging 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in just under 10 minutes per game. The 27-year-old earned G-League MVP honors for the Raptors affiliate in 2018 -- 18.8 points, 8.9 assists and 5.2 rebounds on 33.2 minutes per game -- but is unlikely to start the season in the regular rotation.

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    • Collin Sexton CLE PG
      Cavaliers' Collin Sexton: Pours in team-high 27 in OT loss
      2d ago

      Sexton scored 27 points (9-22 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 8-10 FT) while adding three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes during Monday's 112-109 double overtime loss to the Lakers in the summer league semi-final.

      The eighth overall pick in this year's draft was an offensive machine in Vegas, showing a consistent ability to get to the free-throw line. With the Cavs now facing a rebuild following LeBron James' departure, expect Sexton to get all the court time he can handle in his first NBA campaign.

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    • Kobi Simmons MEM PG
      Grizzlies' Kobi Simmons: Caps off summer league with impressive performance
      2d ago

      Simmons had 23 points (6-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 10-12 FT), six rebounds, three steals and two assists in 28 minutes during Monday's 97-92 summer league loss to Portland.

      Simmons rounded out his time in Vegas with a nice all-around performance. While he didn't shoot the ball all that well, he was able to get to the free-throw line with some regularity and chipped in with three steals. He is fighting to be Mike Conley's primary backup once the regular season begins but he will need to continue to impress across training camp and the preseason.

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    • Demetrius Jackson PHI PG
      76ers' Demetrius Jackson: Plays team high 27 minutes in loss
      3d ago

      Jackson had 11 points (5-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes during Sunday's 82-73 summer league loss to the Grizzlies.

      Jackson started at point-guard, playing a team-high 27 minutes. Despite the playing time, he only managed 11 points on some poor shooting with very little else. He looks set to once again play in the G-League this season barring any miracles.

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