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    Default Zags in Summer League

    Hooray! Sam's got a gig!

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    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.

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    Early schedule for Zags summer League games:

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    Default David's getting his shot too!

    @AlexKennedyNBA - "David Stockton (John's son) will play for the Phoenix Suns' summer league team, according to sources."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worthington View Post
    @AlexKennedyNBA - "David Stockton (John's son) will play for the Phoenix Suns' summer league team, according to sources."
    Yay! Go David!

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    Excited for David!


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    Congrats to all of you and good luck. Show them you have the skills to play.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelZag View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    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?
    I am working on being a more all around square.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zagsker View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Good Luck David!
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webspinnre View Post
    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.

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    Elias Harris to play for the Phoenix Suns in the Summer League:


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    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/statu...13312831025152

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    Quote Originally Posted by exclusivelee View Post
    Elias Harris to play for the Phoenix Suns in the Summer League:
    Lets hope Stocks finds him open a LOT!
    SLOZag
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    Elias in last year's summer league, with the Lakers, looking downright skinny.

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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    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
    ZAG 4 LIFE

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    Summer League starts tomorrow in Orlando:



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

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