Here's an interesting update surrounding Overton's latest whereabouts. The long-time NBA journeyman was an assistant with the Nets and head coach of the D-League affiliated Springfield Armor in 2013-14. It's nice to see him doing something new, beginning to train and uncover some of the top young talents in the Philadelphia area.
Last week, the Boston Celtics became one of the first teams to start putting together their training camp roster. One of the players signed was former Eastern Kentucky guard Corey Walden. With the team, Walden averaged 18.5 points and 4 assists per game on 54% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc. This compilation shows how he was able to accomplish that.
In a recent interview with Silver Screen and Roll, new D-Fenders head coach Casey Owens discussed a wide variety of topics, ranging from analytics to the play style that he'll be implementing.
Austin Spurs alum Jonathon Simmons finished his fantastic Summer League performance by putting up 23 points on 7-for-14 shooting in the Summer League Finals. That play ultimately lead to Simmons being awarded the Summer League MVP
D-League All-Star Khem Birch has been thriving in Vegas Summer League, as he's been one of the big keys behind the Pelicans undefeated run. In Vegas, Birch has averaged 9.4 points (on 69% shooting), 8.6 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. That production was elevated by Birch throwing down this massive flush on Warriors rookie Kevon Looney.
D-League alum and Knicks prospect Thanasis Antetokounmpo put up 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the team's win against the Bucks. Antetokounmpo was able to accomplish that through a varying amount of cuts in both transition and half-court sets.
Former D-League stud Jeremy Tyler erupted for a 25 point (11-15 shooting) and 11 rebounds in a Summer League performance for Dallas. Tyler was able to accomplish through various ways which included: cuts to the rim, mid-range jumpers and offensive rebounds.
Former Reno Bighorns' guard Brandon Armstrong does a pretty good Russell Westbrook impersonation.
Former Sioux Falls Skyforce guard Scotty Hopson has continued to flourish with the D-League Select Team as he erupted for 20 points on 7-10 shooting. In his first two D-League games, Hopson has averaged 23.5 points on 57% shooting.