Orlando Summer League
This past season, NBADL forward Omar Reed made a habit of coming up in clutch for the Red Claws by doing all of the little things. The Celtics are intrigued enough, and will bring him aboard their Summer League squad in Orlando next week.
The NBA Summer League in Orlando definitely isn't as sexy as its Vegas counterpart, but it's a very nice primer as we prepare for Friday's onslaught of basketball action. And hey -- when one can watch Adam Morrison literally shoot the lights out in a practice gym, you have to do it.
Dwight Howard is obviously the most notable big man by a long shot in Orlando, but if he ends up being traded, the Magic showed on Monday morning that they have have some young guys eager to take advantage of any extra playing time they might receive in his absence.
The NBA Summer League season is back again for 2012 -- following a one-year hiatus due to last year's lockout -- and it starts on this lovely Monday morning in Orlando. The biggest stories will probably be centered around whether or not the host team is going to trade Dwight Howard this week, but that's not even close to what we're interested in here at Ridiculous Upside.
Philadelphia 76ers' Summer League player Vernon Goodridge has secured a training camp contract with the Golden State Warriors according to his agent, Brian Bass of RBA Sports. Goodridge, a 6-foot-9 forward who played split his college career between Mississippi State and LaSalle, was a top-40 recruit and the fourth-ranked center out of high school.
Today's action in Orlando's version of the NBA Summer League begins with Gerald Henderson and the Charlotte Bobcats versus Oliver Lafayette's Boston Celtics. One was a D-League player that has looked pretty good so far thus Summer, while the other has looked good this Summer - but probably should have been assigned to the D-League this past season.
Today's action in Orlando's version of the NBA Summer League begins with James Augustine and the Utah Jazz versus Daniel Orton's Orlando Magic. We know which one should look better, but that doesn't mean as much as I'd like.
The NBA Summer League season is officially underway as Monday's clash between the Charlotte Bobcats and Utah Jazz tipped off the Orlando Pro Summer League down in Florida. In lieu of a recap of each game, I've decided to bring back the lovely Monstars and Nonstars that we employed during the D-League playoffs.
In continuing the series of spending way too much time telling you more than you need to know about players that don't have NBA contracts, I present the Boston Celtics Summer League roster in excruciating detail. For the rest of the Orlando Pro Summer League rosters, refer to this constantly updating post.
In continuing the series of spending way too much time researching players and then telling you what you need to know about them, I present the Utah Jazz's (Is it Jazz's? Jazz'? Jazinga?) Summer League roster in excruciating detail.
Last year we did a fun little thing called "Breaking Down the _____'s Summer League Roster" that was met with moderate success. So, obviously, we'll do it again this year. Without further adieu, and since the New Jersey Nets are the only team that have announced their team this year, we'll start with them - even though they're trying to make it difficult by having 37 dudes on the roster.
With the NBA Summer League(s) right around the corner, and Ridiculous Upside's draft coverage sufficiently wrapped up, I figured this morning would be the perfect time to begin our month(ish) long coverage of the NBA Summer League. (Vegas Summer League Roster can be found here)
The Orlando Summer League, excuse me, the "2010 AirTran Airways Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex" is always fun to pay attention to because of the brilliant announce crew of Dante and Galante (hopefully they're still in charge).