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ZagNative
06-28-2014, 01:06 PM
Hooray! Sam's got a gig!


Jim Meehan ‏@SRJimm 3m

Congrats to ex-Zag Sam Dower, who will play with Portland in NBA summer league.

Here's what I have so far for other Zags. Please add anyone I've missed.

Steven Gray, Cleveland Cavaliers
Matt Bouldin, Orlando Magic
Kelly Olynyk, Boston Celtics
Sam Dower, Portland Trailblazers

I don't know if Rob will be playing for the Lakers this summer.

ZagNative
06-28-2014, 01:40 PM
Early schedule for Zags summer League games:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-bZ1vZbKt3bg/U681UtEYacI/AAAAAAABj60/nzA9Kb9tctU/s588/2014-06-27%2520Summer%2520League.jpg

Worthington
06-28-2014, 02:17 PM
@AlexKennedyNBA - "David Stockton (John's son) will play for the Phoenix Suns' summer league team, according to sources."

wnczagfan
06-28-2014, 02:55 PM
@AlexKennedyNBA - "David Stockton (John's son) will play for the Phoenix Suns' summer league team, according to sources."

Yay! Go David!

ZagNative
06-28-2014, 03:03 PM
Excited for David!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Fbz6U8z8PpI/U69JGI-gn6I/AAAAAAABj7E/4iAEmbe-xMQ/s598/2014-06-28%2520SummerLeague%2520Schedule%25202.jpg

zag67
06-28-2014, 03:37 PM
Congrats to all of you and good luck. Show them you have the skills to play.

willandi
06-28-2014, 03:44 PM
Don't the GM's in the NBA know that Stocks is too short? Don't they read this forum? The fount of all knowledge Basketball!

SteelZag
06-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Don't the GM's in the NBA know that Stocks is too short? Don't they read this forum? The fount of all knowledge Basketball!

The GM's are old school and used to the likes of Muggsy Bogues, Monty Towe, Spud Webb and even Spuds Mackenzie. LOL.

ZaGranny
06-28-2014, 07:19 PM
The GM's are old school and used to the likes of Muggsy Bogues, Monty Towe, Spud Webb and even Spuds Mackenzie. LOL.


My favorite short player in the NBA was Earl Boykins--second shortest after Muggsy and the shortest player to ever score 30in a game. Loved watching him play for the Nuggets.

ZaGranny

Zagsker
06-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Don't the GM's in the NBA know that Stocks is too short? Don't they read this forum? The fount of all knowledge Basketball!

So, you think Stockton will make a regular season NBA roster?

willandi
06-28-2014, 07:46 PM
So, you think Stockton will make a regular season NBA roster?

I think that Stocks showed, over his 5 year Zag career, that he is a battler. He became a starting guard on a #1 ranked team, and proved his mettle time and time again. I think that ALL those people, especially on this forum, that over and over, beyond redundancy, proclaimed that Stocks was too short, that the munchkin line-up was bad, have been shown that, whether or not he makes a NBA team, the professionals, those whose jobs depend on ferreting out the hidden as much as championing the obvious, have given him a chance.
To all of you that decided he was too short, whether or not he makes a team, it is a poke in the eye, a thumb on the nose, and a pointed reminder that maybe, just maybe, you don't know as much as you think you do.
Stocks was, and is a Zag, and he will always be a shining example of what that means.

seacatfan
06-28-2014, 08:31 PM
It's not that he's too short...it's that he's short, skinny and not athletic enough. And couldn't shoot consistently. Maybe he'll make an NBA roster, but I'd be shocked. At no point during his GU career did I think I was looking at a future NBA player. More recent short guards like Nate Robinson and Tywon Lawson have thrived in the NBA, but he shares no similarities with either of those players.

webspinnre
06-28-2014, 09:42 PM
My guess is that the summer league is such a wasteland of shoot first ask questions later types that they'll appreciate having a pass-first PG to get them into some semblance of an offensive set.

sittingon50
06-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Good Luck David!

VaBeachZAG
06-29-2014, 05:21 AM
My guess is that the summer league is such a wasteland of shoot first ask questions later types that they'll appreciate having a pass-first PG to get them into some semblance of an offensive set.

A good showing will serve Stockton well in being picked up by a good over seas team, assuming that's what he wants.

exclusivelee
06-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Elias Harris to play for the Phoenix Suns in the Summer League:



Elias Harris ‏@EliasJMHarris (https://twitter.com/EliasJMHarris) 10h
(https://twitter.com/EliasJMHarris/status/483148157984198656)Phoenix bound https://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/1f1fa-1f1f8.pnghttps://abs.twimg.com/emoji/v1/72x72/2708.png
https://twitter.com/EliasJMHarris/status/483148157984198656


Guido Guida ‏@GuidoGuida (https://twitter.com/GuidoGuida) 6h
(https://twitter.com/GuidoGuida/status/483213312831025152)6-8 German forward Elias Harris, last with Bamberg (Germany), will play the Las Vegas Summer League with the Phoenix Suns
https://twitter.com/GuidoGuida/status/483213312831025152

SLOZag
06-29-2014, 11:13 AM
Elias Harris to play for the Phoenix Suns in the Summer League:

Lets hope Stocks finds him open a LOT!

ZagNative
06-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Elias in last year's summer league, with the Lakers, looking downright skinny.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wmV08hiO_nU/U7Bug3JKrZI/AAAAAAABj7Y/fnNBPSbbdRQ/s720/elias-harris-ray-mccallum-nba-preseason-sacramento-kings-los-angeles-lakers.jpg

ZagNative
06-29-2014, 12:22 PM
From OregonLive, list of notable players selected for Summer League:

Keith Appling, G, Michigan State – Portland

Jordan Bachynski, C, Arizona State – Charlotte

Davion Berry, G, Weber State – Portland

Sim Bhullar, C, New Mexico State – Sacramento

Khem Birch, F, UNLV – Washington

Deonte Burton, G, Nevada – Washington

Jahii Carson, G, Arizona State – Houston

Kyle Casey, F, Harvard – Brooklyn

Cameron Clark, F, Oklahoma - Los Angeles Clippers

Bryce Cotton, G, Providence - San Antonio

Daniel Coursey, C, Mercer - Boston

Aaron Craft, G, Ohio State – Golden State, Philadelphia

Andre Dawkins, G, Duke – Miami

Jarell Eddie, F, Virginia Tech – Washington

Fuquan Edwin, G, Seton Hall – Oklahoma City

Melvin Ejim, F, Iowa State – Philadelphia, San Antonio

C.J. Fair, F, Syracuse – Dallas

Tim Fazier, G, Penn State – Philadelphia

Langston Hall, G, Mercer – Miami

Luke Hancock, F, Louisville – Orlando

Brady Heslip, G, Baylor – Minnesota

Stephen Holt, G, St. Mary's – Atlanta

Tyler Johnson, G, Fresno State – Miami

Shawn Jones, F, Middle Tennessee State - Los Angeles Clippers

DeAndre Kane, G, Iowa State – Los Angeles Lakers

Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati – Philadelphia

Alex Kirk, C, New Mexico – Cleveland

Jermaine Marshall, G, Arizona State – Houston

James Michael McAdoo, F, North Carolina – Golden State

Javon McCrea, F, Buffalo – Dallas

Daniel Miller, C, Georgia Tech – Washington

Jordan Morgan, F, Michigan – Minnesota

Eric Moreland, F, Oregon State – Miami, Sacramento

Mike Moser, F, Oregon – Boston

Jake Odum, G, Indiana State - Indiana

Kendrick Perry, G, Youngstown State – Orlando

Casey Prather, F, Florida – Atlanta

Ronald Roberts Jr., F, St. Joseph's – Philadelphia

LaQuinton Ross, F, Ohio State – Los Angeles Lakers

Roscoe Smith, F, UNLV – Los Angeles Lakers

Tristan Spurlock, F, Central Florida – Detroit

David Stockton, G, Gonzaga – Phoenix

Tyler Stone, F, Southeast Missouri - Indiana

Isaiah Sykes, G, Central Florida – Philadelphia

Okaro White, F, Florida State – Memphis

Scottie Wilbekin, G, Florida – Memphis, Philadelphia

Patric Young, F, Florida – New Orleans

seacatfan
06-29-2014, 12:34 PM
It's crazy to me that some of those players went undrafted. I think the NBA should just cut down to 1 round, most teams aren't trying to find good players in the 2nd round. We could stop the farce of "Euro stashing" players. 2nd round is a waste of time. You either go in the 1st round or you're an undrafted free agent. Teams that really don't want to pick up players for their roster don't have to bother pretending.

willandi
06-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Keep the draft at 2 rounds, first guaranteed. You can decide to not use a pick and pass. Any player drafted must be in your training camp. If cut, they are released and are free agents. If they are drafted and are not in camp, you forfeit your first pick in the next draft. Stop euro stashing!

seacatfan
06-29-2014, 02:26 PM
Keep the draft at 2 rounds, first guaranteed. You can decide to not use a pick and pass. Any player drafted must be in your training camp. If cut, they are released and are free agents. If they are drafted and are not in camp, you forfeit your first pick in the next draft. Stop euro stashing!

I think I could go with this. Definitely have a team opt out of taking a pick in the 2nd round if they aren't serious about acquiring a basketball player. Definitely agree with the Euro stashing. The whole idea of drafting a player because you don't intend on signing him is stoooopid. I recently started reading "Moneyball." It pretty much pulls no punches in implying (or saying directly) most of the people running Major League Baseball are dumb, have no idea what they are doing and are buying into "conventional wisdom" that is many decades old and was never true to begin with. The people running the NBA probably aren't much smarter.

Oregonzagnut
06-29-2014, 02:57 PM
The simple fact in my mind is that David Stockton needs to run an offense like a pro, feed the passes perfectly and get 7-10 assists per game. then if he can hit 50% of his shots with a few wide open lanes to the hoop for layups, he might get a summer league spot if he can be a TRUE PG. If Stockton can focus on knowing how to distribute the ball like a pro, size absolutely will not matter. Defense is another thing, but he has shown to be crafty at stealing and disrupting other offenses because he knows many of their plays as well.

Assists, steals and smarts. He has to be perfect.

ezcure17
07-02-2014, 08:22 AM
Matt Bouldin will be playing for the D league all stars in the Las Vegas summer league. I heard that Micah Downs will also be playing but I haven't found out which team yet

I will post updates on our guys in Las Vegas as I see them all play

ZagNative
07-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Summer League starts tomorrow in Orlando:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-iTS5T_e6F-E/U7deiWUmTHI/AAAAAAABj74/XzFut2AU6IQ/s582/2014-07-04%2520schedule.jpg

Games will be live on NBA TV (Comcast #416 or #630).

Zagger
07-05-2014, 05:54 AM
The simple fact in my mind is that David Stockton needs to run an offense like a pro, feed the passes perfectly and get 7-10 assists per game. then if he can hit 50% of his shots with a few wide open lanes to the hoop for layups, he might get a summer league spot if he can be a TRUE PG. If Stockton can focus on knowing how to distribute the ball like a pro, size absolutely will not matter. Defense is another thing, but he has shown to be crafty at stealing and disrupting other offenses because he knows many of their plays as well.

Assists, steals and smarts. He has to be perfect.

+1 - If that's not David's plan I'd be shocked. I'm sure his Pop will give him good advice. I believe David will do well where ever he ends up. He has a knack for steadily improving his skills and game. I will not be surprised if he ends up in the NBA for a number of years.

Reborn
07-05-2014, 06:44 AM
It's good to see Stephen Gray playing still. He's one of my all-time favorites.

ZagNative
07-05-2014, 06:56 AM
From Twitter:

Gonzaga Basketball ‏@ZagMBB 51m

Excited for last years seniors @DoloDower & @dstockton32 opportunity to begin their pro careers in @NBA Summer League

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BryR_o2CYAESWYj.jpg


Gonzaga Basketball ‏@ZagMBB 1h

Good luck to the Zags playing in @NBA Summer League. @KellyOlynyk @mattbouldin15 @StevenGray32 & @EliasJMHarris

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BryRKVqCYAAt4tz.jpg

Rangerzag
07-05-2014, 07:13 AM
Breaking news: Kelly has a ponytail!!!

ZagNative
07-05-2014, 08:03 AM
Cetic game report day 1 at the half:

Boston Celtics ‏@celtics 34s

The Heat lead the Celtics 38-35 at halftime. Kelly Olynyk has 9 pts, 5 rebs, 3 stls. Colton Iverson has 6 pts and Marcus Smart has 3 stls.

ZagNative
07-05-2014, 09:04 AM
Kelly's Celtics win it 85-77. Kelly comes away with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Box Score (http://www.nba.com/games/20140705/MIABOS/gameinfo.html?ls=slt).

DixieZag
07-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Kelly has all the look of a burgeoning star.

Can't hurt the ole' alma mater. He loves GU and he loves to talk. Any recruit will hear an earful, especially the B.C. kids. . . .

ZaGranny
07-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Could not see Bouldin on the Orlando bench, so I went to their site--he is not on the roster for Orlando.

Is he somewhere else?

ZaGranny

ZAGGED OUT
07-05-2014, 11:16 AM
Could not see Bouldin on the Orlando bench, so I went to their site--he is not on the roster for Orlando.

Is he somewhere else?

ZaGranny

He's on their roster via nba.com, he was a DNP-coaches decision

Oregonzagnut
07-05-2014, 12:47 PM
If everything else is the same, the NBA coaches want greater size and athleticism. However, if one is considered to be at, or near his ceiling for any variable or trait, he may have less room for improvement. Luckily, no ones potential is ever accurately predictable. IMO, there is a clear law of diminishing returns as one gets older. Guys like Gray, Bouldin, and Downs are all battling time, and since they have been to NBA camps before, lack of significant progress will be fairly easy to see. If our old dogs are not NBA ready by now, they may never be. If scouts want to convince their bosses that a guy is worth choosing, they must focus on the tangible evidence first. Like their career stats, their height, weight, strength and speed measurements. Then watch them in 8-10 games with a gambit of situations and opponents and track their performance. Specific, intangibles will show over the course of those games and practices.

IMO, the biggest secret an NBA staff or Collegiate staff can have is finding their own tried and true consistent indicators to measure and predict those intangibles. Like hoops IQ, court vision, injury proneness, work ethic, temperament or even just predicting how skilled or athletic a guy COULD become in 4 years at college. Mark Few and Tommy Lloyd have some key indicators up their sleeves for predicting potential. In college their is a much wider range of body type and skill set that can make it in Div 1 hoops,, so predicting anything is harder. But in the NBA, there is less variation of what an elite player must already be in order to make it on the team, not to mention earning one of the 150 designated starting jobs that are available in the NBA.

I am most excited to see how Olynyk and Sacre have improved. Those 2 guys still have significant upside. But sadly, guys like Austin Daye and Turiaf are running out of time to continue their stay in the NBA. Turiaf had his best year last year though, so he isn't done yet!

MDABE80
07-05-2014, 02:08 PM
I just watched two games. Competition is very high. Scratching and clawling on every play. Not a hobby in the offseaason anymore..just to keep in shape. Many are called but few are chosen. If Adam couldn't get a job after he devastated the summer league 2 years ago, I don't know what to think. Where's Jeremy???

ZagNative
07-05-2014, 02:58 PM
Video report from Emily Austin, with nice props for KO (http://www.nba.com/celtics/summer-league-wrap-saturday).

I'm ready for a new "Do" on KO. Yikes! That one looks awful!

ZagNative
07-05-2014, 03:16 PM
The Matt mystery is solved (http://www.magicbasketballonline.com/2014/07/05/magic-begin-summer-league-with-win-over-sixers/).

Before the contest, Orlando revealed that Augustine Rubit, Darrius Williams, Matt Bouldin, and Asauh Dixon-Tatum were cut from the Magic’s Summer League roster. The squad now has 15 men on it.

ZagNative
07-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Youtube highlight video (http://youtu.be/6hbpgvjz3og) of Kelly's game this morning.

Gozags2
07-05-2014, 06:21 PM
The Matt mystery is solved (http://www.magicbasketballonline.com/2014/07/05/magic-begin-summer-league-with-win-over-sixers/).

FYI - Bouldin was doing great! Towards the end of the first day of practice he took a shot in the shoulder and went back to Colorado for therapy hoping to play in Vegas.

ZagNative
07-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Celtics v. Pacers coming up at noon. This story on GoZags (http://www.gozags.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=26400&ATCLID=209539837&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter) seems to indicate Kelly won't play, but we'll see....
Kelly Olynyk, who just completed his rookie season with the Boston Celtics, scored 20 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as the Celtics took their Orlando Summer League opener 85-77 over Miami this past weekend. Olynyk went 8-for-17 from the field in what is expected to be his only Orlando appearance.

Edited to add - Game underway, KO is on the floor.

exclusivelee
07-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Matty B now playing for D-League Select in the Vegas Summer League:


Fort Wayne Mad Ants @TheMadAnts (https://twitter.com/TheMadAnts) · 3h (https://twitter.com/TheMadAnts/status/486173308233457664)
Ron Howard, Tony Mitchell & Matt Bouldin will play for the D-League Select Team during Vegas #SummerLeague (https://twitter.com/hashtag/SummerLeague?src=hash).
https://twitter.com/TheMadAnts/status/486173308233457664
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Br88C9qCYAEEOei.jpg:medium

ZagNative
07-07-2014, 12:52 PM
Boston getting whaled on ...
Jay King ‏@ByJayKing 13m

In all-out failure, even SummerLeagueOlynyk not playing great. 4-for-11, 10 points, six boards, four dimes, two steals after three.

ZaGranny
07-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Kelly ended up with 15 points 6 rebounds, 4 assists, according to an announcer.

Better than I thought while watching.

ZaGranny

ZaGranny
07-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Michael Stockton is playing for the OKC Thunder in Summer League:

6 Michael Stockton, G (6-1, 178) Westminster

The son of the Hall of Famer John Stockton, Michael has Summer League experience. From Westminster College, Stockton will be looking to find success in the NBA by following in his dad's footsteps and playing "pass-first" basketball. Stockton plays bigger tan his size and his a tough point guard. Like his dad, his size does not matter in terms of talent.

The Suns’ 12-man roster is listed below. You can find Phoenix's summer league schedule here.


The Suns’ 12-man roster is listed below. You can find Phoenix's summer league schedule here.

10 David Stockton Guard 5'11" 165 06/24/91 Gonzaga Rookie

ZaGranny

kitzbuel
07-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Video report from Emily Austin, with nice props for KO (http://www.nba.com/celtics/summer-league-wrap-saturday).

I'm ready for a new "Do" on KO. Yikes! That one looks awful!

You do know that this is the 'do' he will be sporting soon enough:
http://www.goolfm.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Picture36_crop_exact.jpg

adoptedzag
07-08-2014, 02:54 PM
You do know that this is the 'do' he will be sporting soon enough:
http://www.goolfm.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Picture36_crop_exact.jpg

KO looks like a prohibitionist era schoolmarm: http://www.erastyles.com/uploads/8/3/3/8/833856/4504013_orig.jpg

TheGonzagaFactor
07-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Elias in last year's summer league, with the Lakers, looking downright skinny.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wmV08hiO_nU/U7Bug3JKrZI/AAAAAAABj7Y/fnNBPSbbdRQ/s720/elias-harris-ray-mccallum-nba-preseason-sacramento-kings-los-angeles-lakers.jpg

I believe that's preseason as they had different jerseys for Summer League, but the point is the same. Slimmed way down.

TheGonzagaFactor
07-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Kelly ended up with 15 points 6 rebounds, 4 assists, according to an announcer.

Better than I thought while watching.

ZaGranny

He had a rough game, looked out of it at times, but still had double digit points. Not bad at all.

TheGonzagaFactor
07-08-2014, 10:05 PM
I don't know if it's been covered besides the picture on the first page, but Sam Dower will be playing for Toronto in Vegas. Not Portland.

ZagNative
07-09-2014, 03:11 PM
Celtics vs. Pistons on now on NBA TV.

Box score (http://www.nba.com/games/20140709/BOSDET/gameinfo.html)

ZagNative
07-10-2014, 12:59 PM
Kelly not playing in today's Celtics vs. Orlando game, per the announcers.

ZagNative
07-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Kelly with 16 points in the second half, Celtics trailing Indiana 71-68, Celtics final game in Orlando. Box score (http://www.nba.com/games/20140711/BOSIND/gameinfo.html)

ZagNative
07-11-2014, 08:31 AM
Cetics end up losing. 86-95. Kelly with 19 poins and 6 rebounds.

Las Vegas Summer League starts today.

San Dower, Toronto vs. Lakers at 3:00. (Anthony Ireland is on LAL's team. I like him!)
Steven Gray, Cleveland vs. Milwaukee at 5:00 (Matthew Dellavedova also with CLE)

ZaGranny
07-11-2014, 02:45 PM
http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/sidebar/key-takeaways-celtics-summer-league

First takeaway:

Olynyk’s a Cut Above the Rest

There’s no doubt that Kelly Olynyk was one of the top players in this entire 10-team league. He looked the part of a second-year player who is well on his way to a successful NBA career.

Olynyk finished the week with averages of 17.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. He also grabbed two steals a game at the defensive end of the court.

Olynyk and the Celtics would have loved to have seen him shoot the ball more efficiently. He made only 40.0 percent of his field goals and 27.8 percent of his 3s on the week. That being said, the Celtics aren’t too concerned about his shot being errant during the regular season.

Olynyk came out this week and showed off many of the things the Celtics want to see out of him on the court. He created his own shot, he shot from long distance with confidence, he was a leader on the floor, and he provided solid rebounding and defense. He was expected to be one of the top players in this league, and he certainly lived up to those expectations.

Other takeaways at the link.

ZaGranny

LynetteG
07-11-2014, 06:11 PM
From OregonLive, list of notable players selected for Summer League:

fixed it for you :)

Keith Appling, G, Michigan State – Portland

Jordan Bachynski, C, Arizona State – Charlotte

Davion Berry, G, Weber State – Portland

Sim Bhullar, C, New Mexico State – Sacramento

Khem Birch, F, UNLV – Washington

Deonte Burton, G, Nevada – Washington

Jahii Carson, G, Arizona State – Houston

Kyle Casey, F, Harvard – Brooklyn

Cameron Clark, F, Oklahoma - Los Angeles Clippers

Bryce Cotton, G, Providence - San Antonio

Daniel Coursey, C, Mercer - Boston

Aaron Craft, G, Ohio State – Golden State, Philadelphia

Andre Dawkins, G, Duke – Miami

Jarell Eddie, F, Virginia Tech – Washington

Fuquan Edwin, G, Seton Hall – Oklahoma City

Melvin Ejim, F, Iowa State – Philadelphia, San Antonio

C.J. Fair, F, Syracuse – Dallas

Tim Fazier, G, Penn State – Philadelphia

Langston Hall, G, Mercer – Miami

Luke Hancock, F, Louisville – Orlando

Brady Heslip, G, Baylor – Minnesota

Stephen Holt, G, St. Mary's – Atlanta

Tyler Johnson, G, Fresno State – Miami

Shawn Jones, F, Middle Tennessee State - Los Angeles Clippers

DeAndre Kane, G, Iowa State – Los Angeles Lakers

Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati – Philadelphia

Alex Kirk, C, New Mexico – Cleveland

Jermaine Marshall, G, Arizona State – Houston

James Michael McAdoo, F, North Carolina – Golden State

Javon McCrea, F, Buffalo – Dallas

Daniel Miller, C, Georgia Tech – Washington

Jordan Morgan, F, Michigan – Minnesota

Eric Moreland, F, Oregon State – Miami, Sacramento

Mike Moser, F, Oregon – Boston

Jake Odum, G, Indiana State - Indiana

Kendrick Perry, G, Youngstown State – Orlando

Casey Prather, F, Florida – Atlanta

Ronald Roberts Jr., F, St. Joseph's – Philadelphia

LaQuinton Ross, F, Ohio State – Los Angeles Lakers

Roscoe Smith, F, UNLV – Los Angeles Lakers

Tristan Spurlock, F, Central Florida – Detroit

David Stockton, G, Gonzaga – Phoenix

Tyler Stone, F, Southeast Missouri - Indiana

Isaiah Sykes, G, Central Florida – Philadelphia

Okaro White, F, Florida State – Memphis

Scottie Wilbekin, G, Florida – Memphis, Philadelphia

Patric Young, F, Florida – New Orleans

ZaGranny
07-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Austin Daye is listed on the Spurs summer league roster.

ZaGranny

Bkzag
07-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Matt didn't play, is he still recouping?

The announcers commented that Steven Gray from GU is now in the game and then he was out!

Couldn't watch AD's game, how did he play? Watched him during the season and seemed to play lethargically...IMO. Hope he gathers himself as this might well be his last go-round.

Bkzag
07-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Thought Sam was playing with Portland but don't see his name in the box scores.

ZagNative
07-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Thought Sam was playing with Portland but don't see his name in the box scores.Sam is on Toronto's roster. Didn't play in yesterday's game. Hopefully, he'll get some playing time today.

Bkzag
07-12-2014, 01:14 PM
THANKS ZN!

Hopefully he'll play in the next game...The Stocktons in the 8PM game too!

SteelZag
07-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Sam Dower just had a nice steal but couldn't convert. Then he came up with a loose ball and fumbled out of bounds. Ouch!

Hopefully he can get some touches and show his skills.

ZagNative
07-12-2014, 04:20 PM
phoenix vs. Golden State on now, with Elias and Stocks on the Phoenix roster.

ZaGranny
07-12-2014, 08:35 PM
Elias played 20:40. Stocks was DNP, coaches decision.

E had 4 points, 6 rebounds, 5 fouls, 1 TO. He got several favorable mentions from the announcers "Can't understand why he didnt stick with an NBA team."

ZaGranny

ZagaZags
07-12-2014, 09:10 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/si/adinfo/mediakits/SI.com.jpg

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/272/files/2014/07/elias-harris-ben-mclemore-nba-preseason-sacramento-kings-los-angeles-lakers.jpg

Five former WCC players participated in the NBA summer league action in Las Vegas today. This is how they fared:

Stephen Holt put up a very efficient stat-line for the Atlanta Hawks in his teams 90-74 loss against the Washington Wizards. Holt scored eight points (all of which came in the first half) on three of three shooting (two of two from behind the arc). He also chipped in two rebounds, an assist and a steal with zero turnovers in about 13 and a half minutes of action.

Recently graduated Gonzaga forward Sam Dower saw 8:32 of action in his first summer league playing time in Las Vegas. Dower did not score (two shots taken), but had two steals and two turnovers in the Raptors 104-83 pounding at the hand of the Nuggets.

Elias Harris played a little over 20 minutes for the Phoenix Suns in his team’s 74-72 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Harris struggled to get his offense going, but snagged six rebounds in the loss, along with committing five personal fouls.

Former Gonzaga point guard David Stockton did not play in the game for the Suns.

In the Philadelphia 76ers 74-70 win against the Utah Jazz, former BYU forward/center Brandon Davies started at power forward and played roughly 21 minutes in the victory. Davies only scored four points and grabbed two boards while committing seven personal fouls – it is impossible to “foul out” in the summer league.

There will be eight more summer league games tomorrow, meaning more former WCC players will be in action. Here is a schedule:

1:00 p.m. PST – Cavaliers (Dellavedova and Steven Gray) vs. Spurs (Daye)

1:30 p.m. PST – Lakers (Ireland) vs. Pelicans

3:00 p.m PST – Kings (Lane) vs. Hornets (McConnell)

3:30 p.m. PST – Hawks (Holt) vs. D-League All-Stars (Bouldin)

7:00 p.m. PST – Suns (Stockton and Harris) vs. Bucks

http://westcoastconvo.com/2014/07/12/wcc-vegas-sl-holt-shines-davies-harris-struggle/

ZaGranny
07-13-2014, 12:20 PM
NBA TV. 30 seconds in 1st quarter. Austin started, Steven has not been in yet.

ZaGranny

OZZY
07-13-2014, 03:23 PM
Cleveland wins 82-70, SG DNP, Austin 10p/5R/2A 1B.

Delly had seven assist in a facilitator role

On a Canadian side note, those who wrote off Kevins good friend, Anthony Bennett after a less than impressive rookie season might be second guesing themselves now. He looks in much better shape and foccussed. I know it is only summer league, but I think he has handled the criticism well and will flourish, perhaps not in Cleveland, but somewhere..

ZaGranny
07-13-2014, 06:06 PM
NBA TV. Just started. Elias started.

ZAGranny

ZagNative
07-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Eias playing well, with 11 points and a coupe of rebounds at the half. Phoenix leads Milwaukee 47-40. Stocks hasn't entered the game yet.

ZaGranny
07-15-2014, 04:35 PM
On right now. Beginning of 2nd quarter.

ZaGranny

It's a great look--E running down the court, with Stocks bringing the ball up!

Bkzag
07-17-2014, 03:42 AM
I have been fortunate to be able to watch all of Elias's games and do not recognize his play. It may just be what the Phoenix staff has communicated to him but he isn't aggressive on the offensive end nor on the boards. His defence is more than adequate but his offence is less than stellar. It's as if he is playing to not make mistakes on offence. We also know that other players, especially the guards look to shine and play a tad selfishly, which means that an open Elias may not get the pass as he would at GU or during the regular NBA season. Maybe it is just looking through my eyes and hopefully, one of you sees something entirely different.

ZAGGED OUT
07-17-2014, 05:27 AM
I have been fortunate to be able to watch all of Elias's games and do not recognize his play. It may just be what the Phoenix staff has communicated to him but he isn't aggressive on the offensive end nor on the boards. His defence is more than adequate but his offence is less than stellar. It's as if he is playing to not make mistakes on offence. We also know that other players, especially the guards look to shine and play a tad selfishly, which means that an open Elias may not get the pass as he would at GU or during the regular NBA season. Maybe it is just looking through my eyes and hopefully, one of you sees something entirely different.

Different things asked of him. When E was here, we needed an inside presence, so we asked him to be aggressive down low. In the NBA, he making the transition to SF. At the position in the league if you're not a Bron/KD/Melo, you're aske to play defense and score as the offense comes to you.

Overall, I'd like a bit more aggression but he seems to be making a good impact out there


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Mojo13
07-17-2014, 09:37 AM
I have been fortunate to be able to watch all of Elias's games and do not recognize his play. It may just be what the Phoenix staff has communicated to him but he isn't aggressive on the offensive end nor on the boards. His defence is more than adequate but his offence is less than stellar. It's as if he is playing to not make mistakes on offence. We also know that other players, especially the guards look to shine and play a tad selfishly, which means that an open Elias may not get the pass as he would at GU or during the regular NBA season. Maybe it is just looking through my eyes and hopefully, one of you sees something entirely different.

He is not playing with selfish guards. Tyler Ennis is a pass first PG and likely one of the most unselfish in summer league. The back up PG is his old team mate. He couldnt ask for much more.

Bkzag
07-17-2014, 06:22 PM
He is not playing with selfish guards. Tyler Ennis is a pass first PG and likely one of the most unselfish in summer league. The back up PG is his old team mate. He couldnt ask for much more.

Ennis is a true PG and that isn't the issue regarding Elias being open but rather Christmas, Goodwin and Curry are the other guards and they are trying to impress with their ability to score and not pass. David has only seen about 4 minutes in one game. ZO also sees that it appears he could be a bit more aggressive on offence BUT again his role as a SF is defence and score when given the opportunity. Outside of Austin Daye, Elias has the most upside of any GU player in Summer League and hope an NBA team sees value in him and invites him to camp.

Bkzag
07-17-2014, 06:35 PM
Also, appears like SMC could have three Point Guards playing in the NBA next season: Patty Mills, Dellevadova and McConnell...three of SMC's last four Point Guards...

BTB
07-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Also, appears like SMC could have three Point Guards playing in the NBA next season: Patty Mills, Dellevadova and McConnell...three of SMC's last four Point Guards...

Guard U.. :vomit-smiley-007:

ZagNative
07-18-2014, 09:18 PM
Steven caps off a nice game for the Cavs today, with 17 points, 5 assists, a steal and three rebounds (Box score (http://www.nba.com/games/20140718/MIACLE/gameinfo.html))

http://images.scribblelive.com/2014/7/19/7707f865-3b81-437b-b5b7-b1986f5636bb_800.jpg

Earlier today, Elias scored 15 points to go with four rebounds. (Box score (http://www.nba.com/games/20140718/DALPHX/gameinfo.html?ls=slt))

ZaGranny
07-19-2014, 09:53 AM
According to announcers yesterday, Austin was "simply spectacular" in the Spurs game Thursday, with 23 points. I could not find a box score for him, but it seems much more promising than his first 2 games in summer league. He will play again today.

ZaGranny

GonzagasaurusFlex
07-19-2014, 10:08 AM
[QUOTE=ZagNative;1027374]Steven caps off a nice game for the Cavs today, with 17 points, 5 assists, a steal and three rebounds (Box score (http://www.nba.com/games/20140718/MIACLE/gameinfo.html))

Thanks for the info and pic ZagNative Steven Gray lookin slim, and locked in.

I'm hoping Dion Waiters gets sent to Minnesota in a trade for Kevin Love and a roster spot opens up on the Cavs for one of my all-time favorite Zags to break into the league and join King James's crew.

Always thought Steven Gray has the skills and athleticism to earn a living in the league; this pic has me hoping his determination to be a baller is peaking now too.

Best of luck to Steven and all the former Zags striving to play professional ball; the Board Is With You!!

ZaGranny
07-19-2014, 06:04 PM
Spurs vs. Wizards right now on NBA TV. Austin is starting.

ZaGranny

Bkzag
07-20-2014, 04:02 AM
Spurs vs. Wizards right now on NBA TV. Austin is starting.

ZaGranny

He had a good game but felt there was soooo much one-on-one going on...think he has a decent shot at sticking with SA as a support player. He sure has matured and will keep an eye on him next season. Never knew he was that good of a ball handler...nice moves to basket.

Oh, THANKS for the reminder that his game was on! :)