Sorry I've been a bit lax on the updates recently, regular readers (do I still have regular readers?), but I've recently been spending my weekends GTLing, playing NBA 2k11, working on my cardio, creeping, watching the Green Bay Packers be the best worst team in the NFL and preparing to spend every waking second - including the weekends - following all of the players thisclose to being in the NBA starting in just a couple of weeks.
Anyway, because I didn't have any updates this weekend, I was able to catch up last night and therefore am ready to share with everyone some lovely links from around the internet.
- First, from Ben Golliver over at Blazersedge, former Tulsa 66er Steven Hill has received a training camp invite from the Portland Trail Blazers. The Blazers (fans) have loved Hill since chanting "We want Hill" during the 2008 Vegas Summer League, but he's really not been able to do much with his professional career aside from pick up a ton of "DNP-injured"s during the past couple of seasons in the D-League (he played 74 minutes in 10 games with the 66ers last year, averaging 1.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks). I have no idea why they wouldn't have looked to Chris Hunter or Earl Barron to fill the injured Jeff Pendergraph's spot.
- The Los Angeles Clippers released Jon Scheyer, Jake Voskuhl and Stephen Dennis as reported by Yahoo's Marc Spears (via Rob Mahoney at ProBasketballTalk). All three could, potentially, end up with the Bakersfield Jam and I'd go as far to say that I would expect at least two of the three to play in the D-League at some point this season. It probably didn't help that, combined, the three players missed all nine of their shot attempts in a blowout game against the Golden State Warriors on Friday.
- Kirk Penney was cut by the San Antonio Spurs, but that doesn't have much D-League relevance as he'll be playing back home in New Zealand after finishing last season off in Sioux Falls with the Skyforce.
- Former Fort Wayne Mad Ant/Springfield Armor point guard Kyle McAlarney will replace Ben Jacobson in Greece. This doesn't really matter, but it is D-League related and the Google translation is confusing so I figured I'd type it in English because "The replacement MakAlarni Tzeikompson" headline didn't make much more sense to me than "Ο ΜακΑλάρνι αντικαταστάτης του Τζέικομπσον."
- The Philadelphia 76ers waived James Florence. Yeah, I didn't know they signed him either (or who he was), but maybe he could replace Kyle McAlarney on the Armor.