Vegas Summer League

NBA Summer League: An Overseas Contract Platform?

NBA Summer League obviously provides young guns with the opportunity to strut they stuff for NBA teams, but the offseason session is also quickly becoming a showcase for international executives as well.

Projecting Jarvis Varnado's Future Role With Miami

With the Miami Heat pursuing front-court options to help add more depth to their title winning team, D-League alumni Jarvis Varnado will be using that opportunity to prove his skills to the team. Will his defensive abilities be enough to grab a role

Zendon Hamilton Eyes Transition Into Coaching

Following a career filled with NBA, D-League, and international stops, journeyman Zendon Hamilton has been getting his feet wet in hopes of making the transition into coaching.

Saturday Las Vegas NBA Summer League Links

As Las Vegas Summer League competition continues on Saturday, let's take a look at some of the better links across SB Nation NBA.

Alex Jensen Fulfills NBA D-League Commitment

Upon earning himself an NBA call-up with the Utah Jazz, coach Alex Jensen still wanted to fulfill his commitment to coach the NBA D-League Select Team in Las Vegas.

Nunnally & Taylor Shine For Heat in SL Win Over NY

Two of the more intriguing prospects in the minors last season, James Nunnally and Tony Taylor helped the Heat take down the Knicks in NBA Summer League postseason on Wednesday.

Is Goudelock Versatile Enough to Stick in the NBA?

Andrew Goudelock is tearing things up at NBA Summer League, but will that be enough for the D-League M.V.P. earn a guaranteed contract? A more versatile skill set may help him get to where he needs to be even more.

Justin Dentmon Just Wants To Be Recognized

NBA D-League All-Star Justin Dentmon is playing in NBA Summer League this week, and is looking to recognized for his efforts. One of his latest tweets explains it.

Source: Most Players Play For Free in Las Vegas

A source tells RidiculousUpside.com that most aspiring NBA players going through the motions in Las Vegas Summer League do so for free.

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Examining The Financial Grind of Playing in Vegas

From the NBA D-League to Summer League, aspiring pro athletes aren't making much money while on their quests for guaranteed deals with big league teams.

Dominique Jones Proving Worth in NBA Summer League

After refusing an NBA D-League assignment in March, Dominique Jones was released by the Mavericks. Declaring no more NBADL for him, Jones left to find an NBA team w/ more playing time to offer. Fast-forward to July, and he's playing in Summer League.

What Are the Benefits To Playing For Select Team?

Eliajah Milsap is reaping the benefits of playing for the NBA D-League Team Select Team, but is such an opportunity truly the best fit for everyone?

Chris Daniels Throws Down Thunderous Slam Dunk

Just a few days into Las Vegas Summer League, the Bucks' Chris Daniels has already thrown down what could soon be considered the best dunk of the entire session.

D-League Select Team Sunday Observations

Behind an extremely solid defensive game from the entire team, the D-League Select squad was victorious against Reggie Bullock and the Los Angeles Clippers.

2012 NBA D-League Showcase To Be Held In Reno

The annual NBA Development League Showcase will be held in Reno, Nev., this year.

Jeremy Pargo Signs With Maccabi Tel-Aviv; Possibly To Replace Mikhail Torrance

Jeremy Pargo has signed with basketball powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv. There have been rumors in the media that Pargo has been signed to take the roster spot of Mikhail Torrance.

AJ Ogilvy, Chicago Bulls Summer Leaguer, Is Apparently A Pretty Chill Bro

A.J. Ogilvy, the 7-foot rookie center out of Vanderbilt, seems like a pretty chill bro - if you couldn't tell from the picture above. Since going undrafted in the most recent NBA Draft and "playing" for the Chicago Bulls Summer League squad, the Australian big man has taken to the Twitter.

Nuggets' Summer Leaguer Othello Hunter Will Play In Italy Next Season

Othello Hunter, a 6-foot-8 forward out of Ohio State, has signed to play next season with Dinamo Sassari in Italy according to a team press release. Hunter played for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Summer League in Vegas after splitting his two professional seasons between the Atlanta Hawks and Ilysiakos in Greece.

Rob Kurz, Blake Ahearn Headed To Europe - Oh, And Sean Sonderleiter :-(

I'm going to make this update quick because the tears have welled up in my eyes, but the NBA Development League will be without the tremendous tandem of Rob Kurz, Blake Ahearn and Sean Sonderleiter next season.

Scottie Reynolds Turns Down Suns Opportunity, Headed To Italy To Play For Prima Veroli

Villanova guard Scottie Reynolds, the first AP All-American to go undrafted since the ABA-NBA merger, will apparently play next season in Italy. Reynolds played for the Phoenix Suns' Summer League team, but was limited early by an Achilles injury that kept him out of the team's first two games.

UConn's Jeff Adrien Isn't Going Overseas, Open To Playing In The D-League

Jeff Adrien, the 6-foot-7ish Connecticut alum, is focused on making the NBA next summer. Adrien played with the Orlando Magic before heading to Vegas to play for the Grizzlies in the Summer Leagues, acclimating himself well to the talent evaluators in attendance.

Jermareo Davidson Signs In Russia With Krasnye Krylia

Jermareo Davidson, the 36th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, has signed in Russia with new Eurocup team Krasnye Krylia. The 6-foot-10 power forward averaged 15.9 points and a league-leading 10.87 rebounds last season in Turkey after spending his first two professional seasons bouncing between the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats as well as stints in the D-League.

Jerome Randle Signs In Turkey With Aliaga

Jerome Randle, last season's Pac-10 Player of the Year, will play his first professional season in Turkey as he has reportedly signed with Aliaga Petkim. The 5-foot-10 point guard, dubbed a "super squirt," led Cal with 18.6 points per game last season to go with 4.3 assists while shooting a healthy 40+% from beyond the arc.

Aubrey Coleman Signs In Turkey With Aliaga

Aubrey Coleman, the reigning NCAA scoring champion out of the University of Houston, has signed a deal with Turkish team Aliaga Petkim.

Kenny Hasbrouck Is Going To Camp With The Miami Heat

Kenny Hasbrouck, former Siena star before joining the D-League last season, will sign a contract today that will put him on the Miami Heat's training camp roster according to Fox 23 News in Albany, NY. Hasbrouck was called up from the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers in March and was eventually extended a contract for the remainder of the season after his two 10-day deals expired.

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