Where Are They Now, 2010 Summer League
September 17th, 2010
The transfer markets are pretty much closed. In many places, pre-season has already begun. Euroleague qualifiers begin next week, as does the mighty British Basketball League regular season, and while signings continue to go down, most are done by now. By this time, if you’re still a free agent without a training camp invite, you’re struggling. Unless you’re going to the D-League, of course.
There follows a list of the whereabouts of all the players featured on NBA summer league rosters this year. Summer league is a terrific catalyst for the worldwide basketball market; it’s not just NBA teams who find their next players here. GM’s, scouts and agents the world over find players here, and thus these moves often form the basis of the international import market. With that in mind, here’s who has gone where. In the instances of players quite obviously under NBA contracts, I’ve tried to write something really interesting instead.
No attribution is given for these transactions for the simple reason that there’s too damn many of them.
Atlanta – Boston – Charlotte – Chicago – Cleveland – Dallas – Denver – Detroit – Golden State – Houston – Indiana – L.A. Clippers – L.A. Lakers – Memphis – Miami – Milwaukee – Minnesota – New Jersey – New Orleans – New York – Oklahoma City – Orlando – Philadelphia – Phoenix – Portland – Sacramento – San Antonio – Toronto – Utah – Washington – D-League select
– View Hawks summer league roster preview (July)
– View Hawks salary information.
– View Hawks summer league statistics
– Alade Aminu – Signed with French ProA team Chalon. Aminu signed with Chalon before summer league started, yet played for two SL teams anyway looking for an NBA offer.
– James Augustine – Moved from Spanish ACB team Gran Canaria to Spanish ACB team Valencia. Valencia were last year’s Eurocup champions and will therefore be in the Euroleague this year, making this a good move for Augustine.
– Jordan Crawford – Signed with Atlanta, and might see more of a role if and when his namesake Jamal is traded.
– Jermareo Davidson – Joined KK Samara in the Russian Professional Basketball League. The PBL replaces the Russian Superleague; at the end of last season, all members of the Superleague voted as one to abandon the Superleague (run by the Russian Basketball Federation), in order to set up their new league (unattatched to the RBF.) Thus, the PBL remains the top tier of Russian basketball. Davidson joins Spurs draft pick Sergei Karaulov, former Celtics guard J.R. Bremer, and another Celtics guard that we’ll come to later.
– Trey Gilder – Gilder is unsigned and a candidate for a training camp contract somewhere.
– Sergiy Gladyr – 2009 second round pick Gladyr will spend a second season in Spain with Ricoh Manresa.
– Richard Hendrix – Hendrix moved from Granada in Spain to Maccabi Tel-Aviv, thereby upgrading to Euroleague play.
– Luke Jackson – It was reported that Luke Jackson had signed with Lottomatica Roma, and then it was reported that he hadn’t. In the end, he didn’t, and thus he remains unsigned.
– Landon Milbourne – Joined French second division team, Boulogne.
– Randolph Morris – Morris is currently in China on a tryout with Beijing. Chinese teams proved to be very picky last year with their imports, and as far as I can tell, Stephon Marbury is the only import guaranteed a spot thus far. But Morris fits the bill for what the CBA looks for, so he should land somewhere there, if not Beijing.
– Pape Sy – Sy has completed his buyout from Le Havre, and signed with Atlanta earlier this week.
– Jeff Teague – All set to backup Mike Bibby once again.
– View Celtics summer league roster preview (July)
– View Celtics salary information.
– View Celtics summer league statistics
– Jaycee Carroll – Unable to get a significantly better offer, Carroll will spend a second season with CB Granada.
– Semih Erden – Erden signed with the Celtics during the moratorium (you’re allowed to sign draft picks then), doing so before both Jermaine and Shaquille O’Neal.
– Tony Gaffney – Gaffney is still with the team and will be going to camp to fight for a spot. Even though the team has 17 players under contract, and Gaffney is one of those without guaranteed money, he has a valid chance of making the team.
– Rodney Green – Green signed with Israeli team Galil Gilboa, but was released yesterday when they weren’t satisfied that he was enough of a point guard. Would’ve thought they’d do their research there.
– Luke Harangody – Harangody has signed a two year minimum salary contract with Boston that is fully guaranteed.
– Matt Janning – Something of an also-ran before summer league started, Janning played sufficiently well to earn multiple training camp offers. He eventually signed with Phoenix to a deal guaranteeing him $25,000, and with Phoenix’s lack of guard depth, he has a chance to stick around for more.
– Vyacheslav Kravstov – Kravstov has moved from Ukrainian team BC Odessa to Ukrainian team BC Donetsk. Donetsk went bankrupt partway through last season and were thrown out of the Ukrainian Superleague – they were unbeaten league leaders at the time.
– Oliver Lafayette – Like Gaffney, Lafayette has an unguaranteed deal and will go to camp with Boston. However, unlike Gaffney, Lafayette doesn’t have a strong chance of making the team, due to all the guards Boston acquired this summer.
– Artsiom Parakhouski – Parakhouski has gone to Latvia to play for VEF Riga, ensuring himself Eurocup basketball in his rookie season, and the opportunity to play about 60 games in all competitions.
– DeShawn Sims – While it was initially reported that Sims would go to training camp with Boston, yet he then signed with Greek team PAOK. That effectively ends that.
– Ryan Thompson – Thompson will go to camp with the Utah Jazz.
– Ryan Wittman – Wittman signed with Italian LegaDue team VemSistemi Forli.
– View Bobcats summer league roster preview (July)
– View Bobcats salary information.
– View Bobcats summer league statistics
– Alexis Ajinca – Ajinca was traded to Dallas, where he will stay for now, and probably not play a single rotation minute all year.
– Alade Aminu – See Hawks entry.
– Antonio Anderson – Signed with Houston to a fully unguaranteed two year minimum salary contract.
– Brandon Bowman – Bowman signed with Bulgarian team Lukoil Akademik, possibly the only Bulgarian team you’ve heard of. You’ll’ve heard of them because they play in the EuroChallenge and land decent imports.
– Derrick Brown – Brown is still with the Bobcats; the acquisition of Dominic McGuire was not his death knell. Brown is now guaranteed $200,000 of next year’s salary, and would have been guaranteed only $100,000 were he waived in August, so this is a good sign for him.
– Denis Clemente – Clemente signed with Israeli team Maccabi Rishon, making him one of the very very few non-American Israeli imports.
– Sherron Collins – Signed with the Bobcats to an unguaranteed deal that will become $100,000 if he makes the team for opening night.
– Marquis Gilstrap – Will start his career in Turkey after signing with Turk Telekom Ankara.
– Marcus Ginyard – Ginyard joined Bundesliga newcomers BBC Bayreuth.
– Brandon Hazzard – Unsigned.
– Gerald Henderson – Still with Charlotte, and should get a bigger role next year, unless Stephen Jackson cracks the elusive 45mpg mark.
– Nathan Jawai – Jawai signed with Partizan Belgrade in Serbia to replace Aleks Maric, who went to Panathinaikos.
– Tyren Johnson – After summer league with both Charlotte and Sacramento, Johnson signed in Belgium with Okapi Aalstar.
– Jerel McNeal – Unsigned.
– Darius Miles – Miles is expected to go to camp with Charlotte, and technically he has a chance of winning Derrick Brown’s roster spot.
– Jeremy Pargo – Pargo moved from Galil Gilboa to Maccabi Tel-Aviv, where he’ll replace Mikhail Torrance after Mikhail’s heart attack ruled him out indefinitely.
– Pape Sow – Sow re-signed with ACB team, Meridiano Alicante.
– P.J. Tucker – Tucker has signed with Greek team Aris Thessaloniki. Aris have lost a lot of talent over the summer, including coach David Blatt, but at least they’re solvent.
– Shawne Williams – Unsigned.
– View Bulls summer league roster preview (July)
– View Bulls salary information.
– View Bulls summer league statistics
– Joe Alexander – Alexander is unsigned and has been spending a lot of time with Minnesota lately, which may or may not lead to a training camp contract.
– Morris Almond – Signed with Scavolini Pesaro in Italy.
– Tyrell Biggs – Biggs, a late addition to the Bulls SL roster, has signed with Achilleas Kaimakliou in Cyprus.
– Matt Bouldin – Unsigned.
– Derrick Byars – Signed in Greece with Panellinios.
– James Johnson – After a really bad performance in summer league, and considering the Bulls offseason moves, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for James Johnson to go to the D-League next year, while he still can.
– John Lucas – Lucas will go to camp with Chicago.
– Jack McClinton – McClinton is signed in Israel with Galil Gilboa.
– Jerel McNeal – As above; unsigned.
– A.J. Ogilvy – Ogilvy signed with Turkish team Besiktas.
– Trent Plaisted – Plaisted will go to camp with the Philadelphia 76ers.
– Chris Richard – Unsigned.
– Samardo Samuels – Signed a three year deal with the Cavaliers, although only $200,000 is guaranteed.
– View Cavaliers summer league roster preview (July)
– View Cavaliers salary information.
– View Cavaliers summer league statistics
– Jerome Dyson – Will go to camp with Oklahoma City.
– Christian Eyenga – Signed his rookie contract. Got the full 120%, in accordance with prophecy.
– Marquis Gilstrap – Signed with Turk Telekom Ankara. You can probably guess which country that is.
– Danny Green – Still on the Cavaliers roster, yet none of his contract is guaranteed, and so neither is his spot.
– Manny Harris – Harris didn’t play in summer league due to injury, and will join the Cavaliers for training camp instead.
– J.J. Hickson – Still with the Cavaliers. Currently represents their future, which is a problem.
– Aaron Jackson – Jackson signed in Spain with Bilbao.
– Nathan Jawai – As mentioned in the Charlotte entry, Jawai signed with Partizan Belgrade in Serbia.
– Pooh Jeter – A testament to the purpose of summer league, Jeter signed a two year deal with Sacramento, the first year of which is guaranteed.
– Maciej Lampe – Lampe is staying on with Russian team Unics Kazan for a second year.
– Rashad McCants – Still unsigned.
– Tasmin Mitchell – Unsigned.
– David Monds – Signed with French second division team, Bourg.
– Jared Reiner – Reiner will be Marcus Ginyard’s team mate at BBC Bayreuth next year.
– View Mavericks summer league roster preview (July)
– View Mavericks salary information.
– View Mavericks summer league statistics
– Rodrigue Beaubois – Boobwar currently has a pin in his foot, but should still be back in time for opening night.
– Mouhammad Faye – Unsigned.
– Shan Foster – Signed with Belgian team Dexia Mons-Hainaut.
– J.R. Giddens – Giddens will go to camp with Sacramento.
– Dominique Jones – Signed his rookie contract, and will now begin the struggle for minutes.
– Jeremy Lin – Tore up summer league, and soon found himself awash with offers. Ended up signing with Golden State to a minimum salary contract with $350,000 guaranteed. Since that’s almost 75% of the total 2010/11 salary, he’ll see out the year.
– Ian Mahinmi – Mahinmi had signed with Dallas before summer league started, and will remain there. He’s had a good summer and might even play a bit.
– Josh Mayo – Mayo was a late addition to the Mavericks team, a 6’0 three point shooter formerly of Illinois-Chicago. He is unsigned.
– Omar Samhan – Samhan signed soon after summer league ended with storied Lithuanian team Zalgiris Kaunas.
– Moussa Seck – Unsigned. Pure speculation on my part, but he seems like a likely candidate for the new Mavericks-owned D-League team, the Texas Legends.
– DeShawn Sims – See Celtics entry.
– Amara Sy – Sy returned to France by signing with French team Orleans.
– Eric Tramiel – Unsigned. Same as Seck.
– Darryl Watkins – Will go to camp with New Orleans.
– View Nuggets summer league roster preview (July)
– View Nuggets salary information.
– View Nuggets summer league statistics
– Antonio Anderson – See Bobcats entry.
– Romel Beck – Beck has gone to Italy to play for LegaDue team, Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. They sound like a couple. Hi, I’m Reggie, this is my wife Emilia, and we are the Trenkwalders.
– Brian Butch – Butch got seriously injured in summer league, breaking his kneecap. He will be out for most if not all of the season, and the Nuggets have waived him accordingly.
– Dontaye Draper – Draper has signed with Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb.
– Shane Edwards – Edwards averaged 10.8 points and 4.2 rebounds in a strong performance for the Nuggets, and yet is unsigned. When someone plays that well and then goes unsigned through mid-September, this usually means a training camp spot is coming up, but that’s just a guess.
– Laurence Ekperigin – Ekperigin was drafted in the 2010 KBL draft by Mobis Phoebus, and, while it’s hard to tell when players have signed in Korea, Laurence does appear on Phoebus’s wildly over-engineered website.
– Brian Hamilton – Unsigned.
– Othello Hunter – Hunter has signed with Serie A newcomers, Dinamo Ford Sassari, as have Travis Diener and James White.
– Coby Karl – Karl was waived at the same time as Butch, for both had August 15th contract guarantee dates. He is unsigned.
– Ty Lawson – Will back up Chauncey Billups for one more year, or maybe six more months. If and when Carmelo Anthony goes, Billups goes too. Maybe not in the same deal, but at the same time.
– Richard Roby – Roby is signed in Mexico with defending LNBP champions, Halcones Rojos. For some reason he is known by the media over there as Richard Dominique. Roby is Kenyon Martin’s half brother, so there’s some trivia there.
– J.R. Smith – Still with the Nuggets, but might not be by the time you read this.
– View Pistons summer league roster preview (July)
– View Pistons salary information.
– View Pistons summer league statistics
– Patrick Christopher – Christopher has signed with Turkish team, Antalya.
– Austin Daye – Daye is still with Detroit, waiting for Tayshaun Prince to leave.
– Jordan Eglseder – Eglseder has signed a two year deal with the Rockets that is fully unguaranteed.
– Marquez Haynes – Haynes will be Alade Aminu’s team mate at French team Chalon.
– Jonas Jerebko – Last year’s lone bright spot won’t even be a starter next year if Chuck Newhouse gets his way.
– Mac Koshwal – Koshwal has signed in Spain’s LEB Gold with La Laguna Socas Canarias.
– Elijah Millsap – Unsigned.
– Greg Monroe – Which is a better option at centre; the 6’11 finesse player who doesn’t like the contact, or the 6’7 muscle man who isn’t afraid of it, yet who just doesn’t have the size for the position? (Note: I was talking about Jason Maxiell, not Ben Wallace.)
– Jared Reiner – See above.
– A.J. Slaughter – Slaughter will be one of not-very-many American rookies in SerieA next year after signing with Angellico Biella. For context’s sake, the only American rookie in SerieA last year was K.C. Rivers. And even he didn’t start there.
– Edgar Sosa – ….and Sosa will be his backcourt teammate.
– Dajuan Summers – Staying with Detroit, waiting for both Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to leave.
– Terrico White – Signed a two year minimum salary deal with the first year fully guaranteed.
– View Warriors summer league roster preview (July)
– View Warriors salary information.
– View Warriors summer league statistics
– Will Blalock – Blalock’s comeback trail goes overseas; he has signed with Australian team Townsville Crocodiles.
– Andre Brown – Unsigned. A return to China looks logical.
– Brian Chase – Signed with Bosnian team, Igokea.
– Tremaine Ford-Townsend – Currently on a two-week tryout with German side Bremerhaven.
– C.J. Giles – Unsigned.
– Joe Ingles – Committed to a second year with CB Granada.
– Kasib Powell – Unsigned.
– Anthony Randolph – Randolph was traded to the Knicks as a part of the deal for David Lee. The Warriors certainly addressed their rebounding problems this summer, but if they were going to give up Randolph for Lee, why not give up Vladmanovic instead of the Kelenna Azubuike/Ronny Turiaf combination? Where did New York get the leverage to land three decent players?
– Jason Rich – Signed with Hapoel Jerusalem.
– Kim Tillie – Tillie signed with ASVEL Villerbanne in France, rather than going to the Dutch league, which isn’t very good. (Tillie is half French, half Dutch. His dad played for France, his mum played for Holland.)
– Ekpe Udoh – Udoh is signed, but is already hurt. Such is the life of a Warrior. That nickname may need changing.
– Kashif Watson – Unsigned.
– Reggie Williams – Williams is signed with the Warriors and in no danger of losing that spot.
– Jeremy Wise – Unsigned.
– Ben Woodside – Spending a second season in France with Gravelines-Dunkirque. Or, if you’re Vinny Del Negro, Dunkurt.
– Brandan Wright – Healthy again, for now. Kind of a forgotten man. If he stays healthy, that won’t be the case for long.
– View Rockets summer league roster preview (July)
– View Rockets salary information.
– View Rockets summer league statistics
– Blake Ahearn – Ahearn is signed in Italy with Bancas Teramo. Bancas Teramo lived and died by the 3 last year, so he should blend in.
– Chase Budinger – Not the next Brent Barry, contrary to increasingly popular opinion. But this isn’t a smite on the awesome Chase Budinger; it’s merely that as role players go, Bones was something else.
– Tony Crocker – Crocker has signed in Hungary with a team called Albacomp that I had never previously heard of.
– Gary Forbes – Forbes is going to training camp with the Denver Nuggets.
– Jordan Hill – With Yao Ming back, Brad Miller in, and Erick Dampier possibly joining him, Hill might not see the court for a single minute this season. And for that reason, he might get dealt. But whatever happens to him, Hill doesn’t need to do a damn thing for the trade with New York to be a huge success. (For the Rockets.)
– Trevon Hughes – Currently trying out with Slovenia team Union Olimpija, who have a storied history, but who ran out of money last year and kind of imploded.
– Alexander Johnson – Johnson is still a member of the Rockets, yet his deal is unguaranteed. He will be one of five unguaranteeds battling for the 15th roster spot, but as Houston is over the tax threshold, they might all lose.
– Maarty Leunen – Cantu will spend a second season with SerieA team NGC Cantu.
– Dwight Lewis – Unsigned.
– Kelvin Lewis – Lewis has signed in Greece with Kavala/Panorama.
– Chas McFarland – McFarland is signed in Brazil, of all places, with Vivo/Franca.
– Patrick Patterson – Houston’s frontcourt is a bit confused right now, with many of options and much talent there. But someone of Patterson’s skill level will always find minutes. Very accomplished player.
– Ishmael Smith – After an impressive summer league, Smith made Mark Jackson proud by signing a two year deal with the team that has $50,000 in guaranteed money. As Houston has only two real point guards, he has a chance of sticking, particularly if they can pawn off Jared Jeffries to the Kings (which they seem likely to do at some point, although more likely at the deadline).
– Jermaine Taylor – Minutes for Taylor will be very hard to come by, with Kevin Martin and Courtney Lee ahead of him in addition to the occasional two point guard lineup. For this reason, it’s not impossible that he gets moved at some point, although it would be a bit of a waste to do that on someone you spent $2.5 million on acquiring.
– View Pacers summer league roster preview (July)
– View Pacers salary information.
– View Pacers summer league statistics
– Paul George – Signed in anticipation of backing up Danny Granger.
– Richard Hendrix – See above.
– Thomas Heurtel – Heurtel will spend another season out on loan, this year going to Meridiano Alicante. Generous if perplexing for ASVEL to loan him to an ACB team, but great for Heurtel.
– Adam Koch – Koch has signed for Czech team Nymburk, which means he’ll be in the Euroleague qualifiers that begin next week. Good gig.
– Chris Kramer – Unsigned, but has worked out for several NBA teams, including Denver and San Antonio.
– Marcus Landry – Unsigned, which does not please his brother.
– James Mays – Unsigned, and allegedly going to camp with the Warriors, although their signing of two others on this list might have cooled that off.
– Josh McRoberts – While his contract is not fully unguaranteed, it will be come opening night.
– Russell Robinson – Robinson has moved to Joventut Badalona in Spain’s ACB.
– Magnum Rolle – Has not signed with the Pacers yet, but is expected to.
– Lance Stephenson – Signed a 4 year contract, then pushed his girlfriend down the stairs, ran down after her, and smashed her head on the bottom step. Allegedly.
– Bryce Taylor – Taylor has upgraded in German teams by moving to ALBA Berlin, the Eurocup runner-up last year.
– Darryl Watkins – See above.
– Marcus E. Williams – Williams, who seems to have wildly misplayed his hand in turning down Indiana’s 10 day contract late last season, is unsigned.
– View Clippers summer league roster preview (July)
– View Clippers salary information.
– View Clippers summer league statistics
– Al-Farouq Aminu – Currently a Clipper, depending on how the Carmelo Anthony thing plays out.
– Ryan Ayers – Ayers has signed in Finland with Namika Lahti. Finnish teams have also signed Wisconsin-Stevens Points’s very own Brant Bailey, as well as former William & Mary forward Danny Sumner. Finland making moves this year.
– Rod Benson – Done with D-League paychecks, Benson has gone to South Korea to play for Dongu Promy.
– Marqus Blakely – Blakely has signed a two year minimum salary deal with the Clippers that includes $35,000 in guaranteed money.
– Eric Bledsoe – Bledsoe is all ready to back up Baron Davis, who doesn’t weigh 270lbs, contrary to what you may have heard. By the way, the first rounder that the Clippers gave up for Bledsoe’s rights is top 10 protected through 2015, then unprotected in 2016. So if the Clippers just miss the playoffs this year, OKC will have traded up again.
– Nik Caner-Medley – A quote from his Twitter page:
Estudiantes fans! My wrist is FULLY HEALED any other information is not true! I want to return but the club wont give me a contract! why??
Needless to say, he’s unsigned at the moment.
– Gary Forbes – See above.
– Blake Griffin – A valid rookie of the year candidate, unless someone does a Tyreke.
– Trey Johnson – Unsigned, for now.
– DeAndre Jordan – Jordan’s contract is now fully guaranteed; lest there was any doubt, he’ll be back. (There wasn’t.)
– Jeremy Richardson – Richardson has moved to Valencia, last year’s Eurocup champions, thus earning him some more Euroleague time next year.
– Sofoklis Schortsanitis – Sofo averaged 2.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 fouls and 2.3 turnovers per game in summer league, shooting 33% from the field and 46% from the line. Time to drop both the “Baby” and “Shaq” parts from his nickname. He is signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv in Israel, yet after even years of the same thing, that potential doesn’t look like it’s ever going to be realised now.
– Willie Warren – Warren has signed a three year deal with the Clippers, but only $100,000 is guaranteed in year one.
– DaShaun Wood – Wood’s comeback after a year out of the game has seen him sign with German team, Deutsche Bank Skyliners of Frankfurt.
– View Lakers summer league roster preview (July)
– View Lakers salary information.
– View Lakers summer league statistics
– Cecil Brown – Brown was a late addition to the Lakers summer league team, a three point specialist out of Cal-Santa Barbara who spent last year in the D-League. Currently unsigned, Brown is in China on tryouts.
– Derrick Caracter – As reported by me and re-reported by the rest of the world with various levels of attribution, Caracter’s rookie deal was only $250,000 guaranteed unless he weighed 275lbs or less at a weigh-in last Friday. He did, and thus his contract is now guaranteed.
– Devin Ebanks – Ebanks has also signed a two year minimum deal, and his first season is guaranteed without any such clauses.
– Gerald Green – Green is the aforementioned former Celtics guard signed with Russian team KK Samara.
– Ibrahim Jaaber – Jaaber has moved from Lottomatica Roma to Armani Jeans Milano.
– Rob Kurz – Kurz didn’t wait for the training camp contract that he could easily have gotten, instead signing in Spain with CB Granada.
– Ben McCauley – McCauley has moved to Belgium to play for Dexia Mons-Hainaut.
– Frank Robinson – Robinson has signed in Israel with Maccabi Haifa.
– Tyler Sanborn – Sanborn is signed in Spain with LEB Gold team Consmetal Navarra. Pretty good work considering where he’s come from.
– Courtney Sims – Sims is currently unsigned. The title of this article infers that Sims might be about to sign with Italian team Enel Brindisi, yet the rest of the article doesn’t mention Sims at all, instead talking at length about Charles Gaines. Strange times.
– D.J. Strawberry – Will go to camp with New Orleans.
– View Grizzlies summer league roster preview (July)
– View Grizzlies salary information.
– View Grizzlies summer league statistics
– Jeff Adrien – Adrien has signed a one year contract with the Golden State Warriors.
– Deji Akindele – Unsigned.
– Darrell Arthur – Back from a torn boob muscle, Arthur has every chance of winning the Grizzlies backup power forward spot. Indeed, it should be his. But in two years so far, he hasn’t done anything. And all the money Memphis would have saved getting Greivis Vasquez and Xavier Henry to sign 100% scale deals could be just as easily saved by declining Arthur’s fourth season team option. So he needs to move fast.
– DeMarre Carroll – Here’s a thing; if 1,050 minutes was such a difficult incentive for Vasquez and Henry to achieve, why did Carroll nearly get there with 795 minutes played when he had a PER of only 8.5 to show for it?
– Justin Dentmon – Dentmon is expected to play in the D-League this year.
– Hamed Haddadi – After a summer full of spin moves from the three point line to the soothing dulcit hum of Fran Fraschilla pointing out that he’s not a starter, Haddadi will be back with Memphis next year, pushing Hasheem Thabeet more than any of us should be comfortable with.
– Xavier Henry – Henry didn’t play for Memphis in summer league, as well we know. He will soon sign for Memphis, after owner Michael Heisley rescinded his demand that Henry sign a rookie contract with minutes based incentives. More on this later.
– O.J. Mayo – Mayo had 6 assists and 15 turnovers during the two summer league games, in which he was trying to get in some point guard practice. A season of on-the-job training next year will hurt the team at times, but is still probably worth it.
– Chris McCray – Unsigned.
– Dinma Odiakosa – Signed with LEB Gold team La Palma, alongside Louisville forward Juan Palacios.
– Patrick Sullivan – Unsigned.
– Hasheem Thabeet – Averaged 5.2 fouls per game in summer league. At what point can we accept that the pace of the NBA game will ALWAYS be too much for him? Not yet, but soon.
– Greivis Vasquez – See above, re: Xavier Henry.
– Sam Young – Young scored 19.4 points in 27 minutes per game in SL, doing exactly what he did in the regular season and shooting it every time he touched it. Still, Lee Nailon was a good player and thus not a bad role model to have.
– View Heat summer league roster preview (July)
– View Heat salary information.
– View Heat summer league statistics
– Jermaine Beal – Beal is signed in Poland with Trefl Sopot.
– D’Andre Bell – Unsigned.
– Patrick Beverley – Beverley has signed a two year fully guaranteed contract with the Heat. Lucky him.
– Weyinmi Efejuku – Efejuku will be Adam Koch’s teammate at Nymbruk in the Czech Republic.
– Kyle Gibson – Unsigned.
– Mickell Gladness – Unsigned, and if he’s not going back to the D-League, he probably should.
– Kenny Hasbrouck – Hasbrouck has re-signed with the Heat to a contract with $250,000 guaranteed.
– Davon Jefferson – Jefferson has signed with ASVEL Villerbanne in France.
– Damian Johnson – Johnson has signed with the Heat, but not the Miami Heat; instead, the Oita Heat Devils of Japan’s JBL.
– Anthony Mason Jr – Unsigned.
– Zach Peacock – Peacock is signed in the German Bundesliga with the Giessen 46ers.
– Dexter Pittman – Pittman has signed a three year contract with Miami, the first year of which is guaranteed. But if Erick Dampier takes the minimum to go there, there’s a chance Miami waives or trades Pittman to open up the roster spot.
– Shavlik Randolph – Like Hasbrouck, Randolph will return to the Heat on a contract that contains $250,000 in guaranteed money, even though he has a 1% chance of making the team. I can envision a scenario in which a very happy Heat front office, utterly gazeboed on Cristal and success, and taking calls from everyone in the NBA world, decided to give this money to these players to reward them for their “loyalty,” so care-free were they in the wake of the biggest free agency coup ever. Randolph and Hasbrouck are the beneficiaries here; so were Beverley and Pittman, in a way.
– Antywane Robinson – Robinson has re-signed for a third season with French team Cholet.
– Jon Scheyer – Scheyer is still unsigned after a freak eye injury in SL that turned out to be far more serious than just a usual poke. He will be going to training camp with the Utah Jazz.
– Garret Siler – Siler is going to training camp with the Suns.
– Raymond Sykes – Unsigned, and probably returning to the D-League.
– Mikhail Torrance – Torrance signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, but before going over there, he collapsed during workouts and had a serious heart attack. Thankfully, training staff were able to resuscitate him, and despite a few days in a coma, Torrance pulled through. He has regained the ability to see, talk, walk and tweet, but a lot of rehab awaits.
– Jarvis Varnado – The Heat did not sign Varnado this summer, busy as they were with signing everyone else, so he has gone to Italy to play for second division team Carmatic Pistoia.
– View Bucks summer league roster preview (July)
– View Bucks salary information.
– View Bucks summer league statistics
– Antoine Agudio – Agudio has signed with Belgian team, Verviers-Pepinster.
– John Bryant – Signed in Germany with ratiopharm Ulm.
– Paul Delaney – Unsigned.
– Micah Downs – Unsigned.
– Tiny Gallon – Signed with the Bucks, but the odds of him making roster aren’t great, which will not pacify the already substantial chip on his shoulder. Relax, Tines.
– Darington Hobson – Also signed with the Bucks, but nursing a hip injury that will stunt his rookie year.
– Darnell Jackson – Going to camp with Sacramento after being traded for the Brockness Monster.
– Dominic James – Signed with Lukoil Academic, the Bulgarian team you may have heard of, if only because they’re mentioned above.
– DeMarcus Nelson – Signed with Cholet in France.
– Larry Sanders – Will challenge Drew Gooden for backup centre minutes, which should be refreshing on a team that boasted Primoz Brezec and Francisco Elson last year. A bit of potential never hurt anyone.
– Jerry Smith – Unsigned.
– Deron Washington – Signed in the LEB Gold with Obradoiro, alongside Maceo Baston.
– Sean Williams – Williams initially signed with Hapoel Jerusalem, but they released him a couple of days ago. They claim it’s because he wasn’t really a centre; he claims it’s because they panicked when they learnt of an ankle injury that he claims he had previously told them about. I tend to believe Williams; Hapoel replaced him with Sam Clancy – who isn’t any more of a centre, even by Hapoel’s standards – and if they didn’t know what kind of player they were getting in Williams, then they didn’t do their due diligence. Either way, Williams is a free agent again, albeit one with an ankle injury.
– View Timberwolves summer league roster preview (July)
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– Mo Charlo – Unsigned, and a logical candidate to return to the D-League.
– Wayne Ellington – The only real two guard on the Timberwolves roster might struggle for minutes anyway next year. Proving to be more Fred Vinson than Voshon Lenard. But it’s still early.
– Jonny Flynn – Flynn had a pretty terrible year last year, dominating the ball too much, stuck with a triangle offense that he just couldn’t handle, and on a team with no obvious direction and a severe lack of talent, particularly on the wings. Ramon Sessions was replaced because he couldn’t handle it, and Flynn needs to improve quite severely, if only to booster his trade value before Ricky Rubio gets here.
– Lazar Hayward – Hayward, another small forward, is signed.
– Damian Johnson – See above.
– Wesley Johnson – Should have picked DeMarcus Cousins, to be blunt. Especially in light of the Al Jefferson trade.
– Patrick O’Bryant – Unsigned.
– Jeremy Pargo – See above.
– Cedric Simmons – Simmons has re-signed with Greek team Kavala/Panorama.
– Jamar Smith – Smith is going to training camp with the Celtics.
– Greg Stiemsma – Stiemsma was waived by the Timberwolves earlier this week, but knew it was coming a while ago, and has been working out for the Spurs. Unsigned, for now.
– Kosuke Takeuchi – Takeuchi has returned to Aishin Sea Horses, the Japanese team he has been with his whole professional career.
– Deon Thompson – Signed with Greek team, Ikaros Neas Smyrnis.
– Lawrence Westbrook – Westbrook is unsigned, but has been working out with the Suns. This doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but there’s logic to a training camp unison.
– View Nets summer league roster preview (July)
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– A.J. Abrams – Signed in the Italian second division with Tezenis Verona.
– Connor Atchley – Unsigned.
– Tweety Carter – Unsigned; both he and Atchley could get training camp gigs and would make sense as D-Leaguer. Again, pure speculation.
– Wayne Chism – Signed in Turkey with Antalya.
– Jakim Donaldson – After four years in the LEB Gold, Donaldson has finally made the step up to the ACB, signing with ViveMenorca.
– Derrick Favors – The trade for Troy Murphy just cost him a starting spot, but with Favors, it’s more about the long game anyway.
– Vernon Goodridge – Goodridge has signed a one year fully unguaranteed deal with Golden State.
– Brandon Heath – Unsigned.
– Damion James – The additions of Travis Outlaw and Stephen Graham, plus the continued presence of Terrence Williams, has pretty much eaten up all of James’s minutes. That’s fine, of course, but if he doesn’t play, then trading the #31 pick to move up three spots to get him looks different.
– James Peters – Signed with Mexican team Potros ITSON.
– Gabe Pruitt – Signed in Israel with Ironi Ashkelon.
– Alex Ruoff – Unsigned.
– Garret Siler – See above.
– Lance Thomas – Unsigned.
– Cezary Trybanski – Trybanski has been working out with the Suns, one of his five former NBA teams. But he is unsigned; his move to Prostejov in the Czech Republic broke down due to Trybanski’s still-spluttering NBA dream.
– Ben Uzoh – Uzoh is signed to a one year minimum salary contract with $35,000 guaranteed. Unless New Jersey brings in a different third string point guard – and they haven’t yet – then Uzoh could make it.
– Terrence Williams – Wouldn’t be a bad idea for Williams to play a lot of guard this season, especially with that handle. But it might not be optimum in the long run.
– Brian Zoubek – Zoubek is signed to a one year minimum salary contract with $50,000 guaranteed. Unless New Jersey brings in a different third string point centre – and they haven’t yet – then Zoobs could make it.
– View Hornets summer league roster preview (July)
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– Maurice Ager – Ager was said to be signing with the Knicks, but hasn’t done it. Yet.
– Armon Bassett – Unsigned, but currently in Greece on tryouts.
– Craig Brackins – Signed, and ready to back up David West. By the way, how much sense does an Erick Dampier signing in New Orleans make right now? Before you say none, consider that
a) they have their MLE,
b) they’re able to spend much of it without paying tax,
c) this team used Darius Songaila at backup centre last year.
New Orleans’s biggest weakness is at centre, particularly defensively, where their frontcourt was too small and unathletic to stop anyone. Dampier is old, but he’s still a good defensive anchor. New Orleans has no defensive anchor. Make it happen. Not all signings need to be long term.
– Josh Carter – Carter is signed with Maccabi Ashdod in Israel.
– Aubrey Coleman – Coleman is signed with Aliaga Petkim in Turkey.
– Darren Collison – Collison has been traded to the Pacers in a not-very-good trade, one which could have turned out OK had the Hornets been able to land Louis Amundson, but which now, since they didn’t, looks bad. Trevor Ariza is too average to use your best trade asset on.
– Brian Cusworth – Cusworth re-signed with ACB team, Manresa. They will be known as Assignia Manresa this season for sponsorship reasons.
– Nikola Dragovic – Dragovic has recently moved to Russia to play for Spartak St. Petersburg, where he’ll replace Stephane Lasme, who couldn’t join the team for unspecified visa reasons, and who will instead go to camp with the Celtics.
– Kyle Hines – Personal favourite Kyle Hines will play for Brose Baskets Bamberg in Germany, a Euroleague team this year.
– Quincy Pondexter – All the good things I have previously said about Quincy Pondexter have been somewhat mitigated by the Ariza trade.
– Liam Potter – British centre Potter has signed in the Ukraine with Khimik.
– Sean Sonderleiter – Sonderleiter has gone abroad for the first time since his Australian semi-pro days, signing with ratiopharm Ulm.
– Marcus Thornton – Marcus Buckets and Chris Paul will be the best starting backcourt in the league next season. Had they kept Darren Collison, it might have been the best three guard rotation, too. Unless you’re a Phoenix fan.
– Carlos Wheeler – Unsigned.
– View Knicks summer league roster preview (July)
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– Eric Boateng – Unsigned.
– Jaycee Carroll – See Celtics entry.
– Warren Carter – Signed in Israel with Galil Gilboa.
– Toney Douglas – All set to backup Raymond Felton. In fact, currently the Knicks only backup to him. An insurance point guard would be a good idea, because Andy Rautins is not getting it done. And nor is Roger Mason.
– Patrick Ewing Jr – Ewing has signed a one year deal with the Knicks, although minutes will be hard to come by. He is now aged 26 and thus can’t be considered to have too much upside any more, although he has struggled a lot with injuries that haven’t allowed him to get going yet.
– Olu Famutimi – Famutimi is signed with Paris-Levallois in France. He went to the World Championships with Canada this summer, but fell out of the rotation quickly and played only 8 minutes.
– Landry Fields – Fields has signed with the Knicks, for two years. Do the Knicks really need all three of him, Ewing and Bill Walker? Probably not. And this will be a problem for Ewing, not the other two.
– Charles Garcia – Signed in Turkey with Oyak Renault Bursa.
– Ron Howard – Signed in Israel with Netanya. It’s not a coincidence that Turkey and Israel are common themes to this list; they are good first gigs.
– Chris Hunter – Unsigned.
– Jerome Jordan – Signed with Hemofarm in Serbia.
– Marcus Landry – As above; unsigned.
– Leo Lyons – Signed in Israel with Galil Gilboa.
– Carlos Powell – Signed in Germany with Deutschland Bank Skyliners.
– Andy Rautins – Signed a three year deal, but only the first year is guaranteed.
– Bill Walker – Walker’s contract became guaranteed for the next two years, and, if there was ever any doubt, he will make the team.
– Ryan Wittman – See above.
– View Thunder summer league roster preview (July)
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– Cliff Hammonds – Signed in France with ASVEL Villerbanne.
– James Harden – How would a Russell Westbrook/Tyreke Evans backcourt have worked, when neither can shoot? I don’t know. Maybe it wouldn’t. But you have to try that, right?
– Serge Ibaka – Serge Ibaka went slightly underrated last year. When he’s starting over Jeff Green by midseason that inevitably leads to Green being traded at the deadline, this will no longer be the case.
– Marcus Lewis – Lewis will almost certainly return to the Tulsa 66ers.
– Eric Maynor – In two years, OKC have turned eight figures worth of cap room into Eric Maynor and Cole Aldrich. Was it worth it? Could they have done better? This can be argued either way. Whichever it is, they haven’t addressed their power forward hole. But when Ibaka breaks out, they also won’t need to.
– B.J. Mullens – Mullens made progress last season, if mainly as a jumpshooter. Yet until Nenad Krstic, Nick Collison and even D.J. White leave the team, there doesn’t seem to be a minute left for him.
– Ryan Reid – Reid signed with Polish team Intermache Zastal Zielona Gora, but then did not report. He is unsigned and looking for all the world like a Tulsa 66er next year.
– Mustafa Shakur – Shakur will sign a two year partially guaranteed deal with the Hornets, and will be (at least initially) their slated regular backup point guard. All other options got traded.
– Robert Vaden – Vaden has been linked to Carife Ferrara for several weeks, but looks like he will be going to camp with the Thunder.
– Kyle Weaver – Weaver was waived by the Thunder to open up a roster spot before his contract became guaranteed. It was announced that he had signed with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, but the announcement was erroneous; instead, Weaver will stay in the US to go to training camp for an undisclosed team.
– D.J. White – White will be back with the Thunder, almost certainly, but can’t go to the D-League this year. How he’ll get minutes is a mystery. Such is the risk of Oklahoma City doing what they do; the value of assets is mitigated by their inability to get court time. Portland have suffered from this, too, and Houston might soon do the same. This is also what happened with Weaver. Negative from a positive.
– Latavious Williams – Same as Reid, except the bit about Poland.
– View Magic summer league roster preview (July)
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– View Magic summer league statistics
– Jeff Adrien – As above; signed with the Warriors.
– Joe Crawford – Crawford will go to camp with the Kings.
– Paul Davis – Davis has signed with ACB team Cajasol Sevilla.
– Patrick Ewing Jr – As above; signed with the Knicks.
– Trey Gilder – Gilder is unsigned, which may precede a training camp signing.
– Yaroslav Korolev – Korolev has gone to Spain to play for CB Granada.
– Ben McCauley – See above.
– Daniel Orton – Despite his pretty woeful summer league performance, Orton was signed by the Magic, who’ll give him to Patrick Ewing for two years and see what they come up with.
– Jerome Randle – Randle has signed in Turkey with Aliaga Petkim, joining up with Aubrey Coleman.
– Stanley Robinson – The Magic signed Robinson, but only to an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract. I am convinced Stanley is worth more than this. He can’t create off the dribble, but who will need him to?
– Sean Singletary – Unsigned.
– Vladimir Stimac – Signed in Latvia with Ventspils.
– Curtis Stinson – Unsigned.
– Donell Taylor – Signed in Italy’s second division with Casale.
– View Sixers summer league roster preview (July)
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– Ryan Brooks – Signed with LTi Giessen 46ers in Germany.
– Ndudi Ebi – Signed with Aget Imola in Italy’s LegaDue.
– Mike Green – Signed with NGC Cantu in Italy.
– Vernon Goodridge – See above.
– DeVon Hardin – Signed in the Israeli second division with Elitzur Yavne.
– Jrue Holiday – Insert incisive comment about Jrue Holiday.
– Jason Love – While playing for the Sixers, Love tore both his ACL and MCL, which is about as bad of a start to a professional career as can be. He is unsigned, of course.
– Jodie Meeks – Insert incisive comment about Jodie Meeks.
– Obi Muonelo – Muonelo signed with German team EWE Baskets Oldenburg, but was released after a couple of weeks. Guess they didn’t find what they were looking for. He is unsigned.
– Trent Plaisted – Former Pistons pick Plaisted will go to the Sixers for camp. Plaisted never signed with the Pistons; instead, they just renounced his draft rights. This almost never happens; the last time I know of it happening was in 2007, when Seattle renounced the draft rights for Joseph Blair at his request so that he could sign with Chicago. Blair had been drafted 11 years previously, and was 33 years old; Plaisted was drafted as recently as 2008 and is only 23. This is almost unprecedented. I don’t know why Detroit have done this. It’s especially weird considering that they traded a first round pick to get Plaisted’s rights, along with those of Walter Sharpe. Sharpe played only 20 minutes with Detroit before being traded, and Plaisted won’t even have played that many. What a gross misappropriation of assets.
– Cedric Simmons – See above.
– Marreese Speights – Insert incisive comment about Marreese Speights.
– Evan Turner – Insert incisive comment about Evan Turner. Here’s one; he’s not going to be a two guard long term.
– View Suns summer league roster preview (July)
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– Earl Clark – The Suns have had an interesting offseason, yet there have been casualties. For some reason, they have seriously stocked up on forwards, bringing in Hakim Warrick, Hedo Turkoglu, Gani Lawal and Josh Childress, but there have been victims from that. Louis Amundson was one; he was the team’s best rebounder, and he’s now gone in favour of Hakim Warrick, who is much worse at it. The Suns’ rebounding now falls squarely on Robin Lopez’s shoulders, and he’s not even really that good at it. The other victim is Clark, who figures not to play a single minute. And I’m not sure what he did to deserve that. (Also, what’s Jared Dudley going to do? What did he do to deserve a minute cut? Because he’ll inevitably have to have one, even if you play Childress as a full time backup 2.)
– Dwayne Collins – Collins will not sign with the Suns, having signed with Italian team Cimberio Varese, another of the few American rookies in SerieA. Times are a-changing.
– Zabian Dowdell – Dowdell will go to camp with the Suns.
– Gavin Edwards – Edwards was drafted by the KT&G Kites in the 2010 KBL Draft, and has signed with the team.
– Taylor Griffin – The Suns waived Griffin to avoid guaranteeing his contract, and he immediately signed with Belgian team Liege.
– Lawrence Hill – Hill has returned to Mexico to spend a second season with Halcones Rojos de Veracruz.
– Matt Janning – See above.
– Brandon Johnson – Unsigned.
– Marcus Johnson – Signed in Croatia with Cibona Zagreb.
– Gani Lawal – Signed a three deal with Phoenix, but only the first season is guaranteed.
– Anton Ponkrashov – Has moved to Spartak St. Petersburg from CSKA Moscow. Looked great at the start of the World Championships, combining aggression with an uncharacteristic yet welcome degree of control. Yet as the tournament went on, he got exposed and wild.
– Shaun Pruitt – Pruitt signed recently with Croatian team Cedevita, yet was released a couple of days ago after failing a medical examination due to “problems with his blood pressure”. Doesn’t sound good.
– Scottie Reynolds – Surprisingly, but understandably, Reynolds signed early with Italian second division team Prima Veroli.
– Ryan Toolson – Toolson has landed with Benetton Treviso, which is pretty sweet for him.
– View Blazers summer league roster preview (July)
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– Luke Babbitt – Babbitt, acquired in a deal with Minnesota, is signed.
– Jimmy Baron – Baron has upgraded to the ACB, signed with Lagun Aro.
– Dante Cunningham – Dante Cunningham deserves minutes and should get them, even when the Blazers frontcourt is fully healthy.
– Osiris Eldridge – Signed with catchily named Turkish team, Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir.
– Michael Fey – Fey has gone back to Asia, where he’s played most of his career, signing with Japanese BJ league team Kyoto Hannaryz.
– Mike Green – Signed in Serie A with NGC Cantu.
– Ekene Ibekwe – Ibekwe is signed in Germany with the Artland Dragons of Quakenbrueck.
– Armon Johnson – Signed a two year minimum salary deal that is fully guaranteed. And now to find him any shred of playing time.
– Joe Krabbenhoft – Krabbenhoft had a training camp offer from Portland; however, knowing he had no chance of making the team, he instead went to Spain to get steady work with LEB Gold team Lleida. Team mates include Corey Brewer (not THE Corey Brewer, but the one drafted by the Heat in 1998) and Marc Rubio (Ricky’s brother).
– Patrick Mills – Unsigned for now after he declined a move to Lottomatica Roma. Expected to return.
– Demetris Nichols – Will go to camp with Utah.
– Jeff Pendergraph – If Dante Cunningham’s going to have problems finding minutes, Jeff Pendergraph definitely will.
– Nik Raivio – Raivio was here because he was the hometown boy, which isn’t meant disrespectfully. Has since signed in Belgium with Belgacom Liege.
– Luke Schenscher – Schenscher has moved Australian teams and will now play for the Townsville Crocodiles.
– Reyshawn Terry – Signed in Germany with Brose Baskets Bamberg.
– Elliot Williams – Has signed his rookie deal, and is waiting for Moody Fernandez to leave. It’s the only way he’ll get a minute. And even then, with Matthews on board, it won’t be easy.
– View Kings summer league roster preview (July)
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– Connor Atchley – See above.
– Omri Casspi – If you haven’t read the Casspi mural story, don’t. It’s a depressing reality of lives that people still do these things. Will there ever be a society free of any and all bigotry? Nope.
– Wayne Chism – Signed in Turkey with Antalya.
– Dionte Christmas – Signed in Turkey with Mersin.
– DeMarcus Cousins – Geoff Petrie makes an impressive balance of bad moves and insanely obvious ones that no one else makes. Somehow, people passed on Cousins and Tyreke Evans, presumably by overthinking; Petrie didn’t, and thus now has one of the best young cores in the league. That’s a commendation, even if it doesn’t sound like one. The hardest and yet most important part of GMing is not making mistakes.
– Lee Cummard – Cummard has re-signed for a second season with French second division team Ouest Provence.
– Devan Downey – Will be Chism’s team mate at Antalya.
– Jason Ellis – Ellis will stay on for a second season with Dutch team GasTerra Flames Groningen.
– Donte Greene – Any pessimism I may have had – OK, did have – about Greene’s ability to be an NBA player was misplaced. Greene made key strides last year, calming the hell down and becoming a decent spot starter. He will not be a star, despite his billing as a 6’11 shooting guard, but he’ll be pretty solid.
– Steven Hill – Unsigned.
– Tyren Johnson – See above.
– Sylvain Landesberg – Landesberg will begin his professional career in Israel after signing with Maccabi Haifa.
– Tyrese Rice – Rice has moved to Germany to play for the Artland Dragons of Quakenbrueck.
– Donald Sloan – Sloan signed with the Kings before summer league began to a one year minimum salary contract with $10,000 in guaranteed money, and will go to camp to fight for a spot alongside J.R. Giddens, Luther Head and Joe Crawford.
– Ryan Thompson – See above.
– Hassan Whiteside – Whiteside has signed a four year deal with the Kings, of which only the first two years are guaranteed. This example of creative financing is becoming relatively common, and has been used on Kyle Weaver, Chase Budinger, Jermaine Taylor and Bill Walker in recent years. It’s strange, in a way, for it just means a chance of losing that player to unrestricted free agency at the earliest possible opportunity.
– View Spurs summer league roster preview (July)
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– View Spurs summer league statistics
– DeJuan Blair – Blair’s another one who signed a four year deal with only two years guaranteed. However, he’ll see his through to the end. Obviously.
– Michael Cuffee – Unsigned.
– Bryan Davis – Contrary to my prediction that he would become an Austin Toro, Bryan Davis has signed in Poland with Energa Czarni Slupsk.
– Eric Dawson – Signed with KCC Egis in South Korea.
– Sean Denison – Signed in Germany with Bremerhaven.
– Alonzo Gee – Will go to camp with the Spurs, and unless they pick up some veteran for the spot instead, he has every chance of making the team as third string small forward. He has $100,000 in guaranteed money.
– James Gist – Unsigned.
– Curtis Jerrells – Jerrells will also go to camp with the team, but unfortunately his contract is fully unguaranteed.
– Carldell “Squeaky” Johnson – Unsigned, and assumed to be returning to the Toros. Time will tell.
– Josh Lomers – After one of the worst summer league performances since Dalibor Bagaric’s 3 flagrant outing in 2003 – totalling 21 minutes, 0 points, 2 rebounds, 0 blocks, 5 turnovers and 11 fouls – Lomers signed in Estonia with BC Kalev/Cramo.
– Dwayne Mitchell – Unsigned.
– Gary Neal – Neal, last year’s leading scorer in Italy, signed a three year deal with the Spurs, but only the first year is guaranteed.
– Garrett Temple – Temple will also go to camp on an unguaranteed deal; he has $110,000 in guaranteed compensation.
– Tyler Wilkerson – Wilkerson signed in Israel with Galil Gilboa.
– View Raptors summer league roster preview (July)
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– Solomon Alabi – Alabi signed with Toronto for three years and $2.49 million.
– Bobby Brown – Brown is unsigned, for now.
– Dee Brown – Brown will go to camp with the Dallas Mavericks.
– Ed Davis – Davis was the right pick, but this doesn’t mean that (a) he will be a starter, or (b) he will ever be a starter. But the upside to become so is certainly there.
– DeMar Derozan – I have heard from more than one person this summer that DeMar Derozan is going to become a 20ppg scorer. All right. It might be advantageous for him to learn to dribble and shoot first, though. Shawn Marion was the exception.
– Joey Dorsey – Dorsey will go to camp with a 25% guarantee on his $854,389 salary.
– Ronald Dupree – Dupree has signed with the Raptors for training camp. He has now signed for training camp in 2003 (Detroit), 2004 (Detroit again), 2006 (Detroit for a third time), 2008 (Cleveland), 2009 (Utah) and 2010 (Toronto). The only reason he didn’t sign in 2005 and 2007 was because he didn’t need to; he was already under contract, as the latter two of those Detroit deals were two year deals. Ronald Dupree is a stayer. You have to respect that.
– James Mays – See above.
– Michael Roll – Roll is signed in Turkey with Bornova.
– Cheikh Samb – Unsigned.
– Curtis Stinson – See above.
– Sonny Weems – Weems will return to Toronto and, in theory, back up Linas Kleiza. That’s the way it should be, at least.
– View Jazz summer league roster preview (July)
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– View Jazz summer league statistics
– James Augustine – See above.
– Rod Benson – See above.
– Jermareo Davidson – See above.
– Tadija Dragicevic – Signed in Germany with ALBA Berlin.
– Jeremy Evans – Signed for training camp with $50,000 in guaranteed money.
– Sundiata Gaines – Gaines’s contract is fully unguaranteed at the moment, yet he should win the backup point guard spot. When Ronnie Price is salary dumped, don’t be surprised.
– Thomas Gardner – Unsigned.
– Paul Harris – Unsigned.
– Gordon Hayward – Will back up C.J. Miles and Andrei Kirilenko; however, if Utah are as dedicated to dodging the tax as they were last year, Miles’s days might be numbered. Would a combination of Hayward, Raja Bell, Kirilenko and Ryan Thompson be enough on the wings after all those salary dumps? Possibly. I’m not saying it should happen; it just might due to budget constraints.
– Othyus Jeffers – Jeffers will also go to camp, but his contract is unguaranteed, and the financial constraints may cost him.
– Kosta Koufos – Koufos was traded to Minnesota as a part of the Al Jefferson deal. Utah replaced him with Francisco Elson.
– Demetris Nichols – See above.
– Tyrese Rice – See above.
– Bernard Robinson – This summer league marked Robinson’s return from three years out of the game, and he played fairly well in limited minutes. However, it has not yet led to a contract anywhere.
– Darian Townes – Townes is signed in Hungary with Soproni Sordogok.
– Dominic Waters – Waters had signed with French team Le Havre, but was released two days ago. He has now signed with German team Bremerhaven.
– View Wizards summer league roster preview (July)
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– View Wizards summer league statistics
– Trevor Booker – After the draft, how many teams have a better young big man crop that Booker, JaVale McGee, Kevin Seraphin, old man Yi Jianlian and Andray Blatche? Not many. Hilton Armstrong ambitiously fancies his chances as a starter amongst that group, but nevertheless, it’s a good group.
– Corsley Edwards – Edwards is unsigned, but is a candidate to replace Shaun Pruitt at Croatian team Cedevita.
– Eric Hayes – Hayes is signed with Spanish second division team Leche Rio Breogan Lugo.
– Lester Hudson – Hudson will go to camp with Washington.
– Abdulai Jalloh – Jalloh is unsigned. He would have benefited greatly from a good showing at the World Championships with Tunisia – however, for whatever reason, he didn’t attend. So we had to just slum it with Jack Rebel Slims instead.
– Carter Martin – Will return to Washington for training camp.
– JaVale McGee – JaVale McGee is better than you think he is. More importantly, he’s better than Flip Saunders thinks he is.
– Raymar Morgan – Signed in Israel with Maccabi Rishon.
– Hamady Ndiaye – Ndiaye barely played in summer league; McGee came along, for whatever reason, and took all his minutes. Ndiaye supposedly will not sign with the Wizards this year, and hasn’t found any overseas work yet.
– Kevin Palmer – After an impressive summer league performance, Palmer will go to training camp with Washington.
– Aaron Pettway – Signed in Croatia with Cedevita Zagreb.
– J.P. Prince – Unsigned.
– Jerome Randle – See above.
– Kyle Spain – Unsigned.
– Mike Sweetney – Unsigned.
– John Wall – I’m hereby picking Blake Griffin for ROY over Wall, but don’t take that as a slant on Wall. It isn’t.
– Sun Yue – Yue didn’t play in China, but rumour has it that he will next year, specifically with Beijing. Hasn’t happened officially yet though.
– View D-League Select team’s summer league statistics
– Bennet Davis – Unsigned.
– Mike Gansey – Signed in Spain with La Laguna Socas Canarias. Will be Mac Koshwal’s teammate.
– Yaroslav Korolev – See above.
– Kurt Looby – Signed with Peristeri in Greece.
– Jared Newson – Signed in Finland with Joensuun Kataja.
– Larry Owens – Signed in Turkey with Turk Telekom Ankara.
– Russell Robinson – See above.
– Cezary Trybanski – See above.
– Mark Tyndale – Unsigned.
– Jonathan Wallace – Signed in Germany with Bayern Muenchen.
– Curtis Withers – Unsigned, but after summer league ended, Withers went to China to play in the NBL for ShenYang Dongjin. The NBL is China’s second league that takes places in the summer time; others who went there this year included Julius Hodge, Chris Ellis and Eddie Basden. However, the NBL season has finished now.