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Grading Big-Name Rookies' Summer League Performances

The Las Vegas Summer League is wrapping up, making it time to hand out grades to some of the biggest names in the tournament. How did some of the premier rookies stack up in Vegas? Malik Rose joins Jared Zwerling to discuss the performances of several promising young stars in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

The Most Eye-Popping Performances from 2014 NBA Summer League

Over the past couple of weeks, the 2014 NBA Summer League has treated us to some dazzling performances by up-and-coming standouts. Not only were there hot-shooting onslaughts and gaudy scoring numbers, but several competitors were also massively productive in the hustle categories. Show More Summary

Are Nick Young and Jordan Hill More Than Placeholders for LA Lakers Now?

Nick Young and Jordan Hill matter for the Los Angeles Lakers...kind of. They will likely be starters next season in Los Angeles, but I can’t shake the feeling that both might only be stopgap players. Heck, you could make the argument...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on Greg Monroe, Klay Thompson and More

The future of the Detroit Pistons' prized restricted free agent Greg Monroe is still uncertain. The talented 24-year-old big man is a wanted man, but because of the terms surrounding restricted free agency, teams have been slow to make...Show More Summary

Jordan Clarkson Shows He's a Steal for the Lakers in Summer League

As the Los Angeles Lakers’ leading scorer through all five of their Las Vegas Summer League games, Jordan Clarkson showed why he was a genuine steal in this year’s NBA draft. Selected as the Lakers' No. 46 pick, the 6'5" combo guardShow More Summary

NBA Summer League 2014: Championship Day Schedule, TV and Live Stream Info

The matchup for the title game is set in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League. The Houston Rockets will take on the Sacramento Kings for the title on Monday evening at 9 p.m. ET. Sacramento defeated a listless Washington Wizards bunch 74-62 on Sunday night behind 14 points from Marshon Brooks. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Detroit Pistons' Spencer Dinwiddie This Season

The Detroit Pistons may believe they found a second-round gem in Spencer Dinwiddie, but it will be no easy task for him to crack the rotation as a rookie. Dinwiddie, selected No. 38 with Detroit's lone pick in June's draft, is a 6'6" combo guard who can both run an offense and play off the ball. Show More Summary

Anthony Morrow Is Great Fit for OKC Thunder and Vice Versa

One-dimensional players don't often move the needle on title contenders, but that looks to be exactly the case with Anthony Morrow and the Oklahoma City Thunder. When the Thunder inked Morrow to a three-year, $10 million deal, the signing was met with relatively little fanfare (perhaps because the club had just missed out on snagging Pau Gasol). Show More Summary

How Klay Thompson Can Justify Golden State Warriors' Loyalty

Klay Thompson has steadily improved every year of his young NBA career, but he must truly elevate his game in 2014-15 to justify the Golden State Warriors’ loyalty. The Dubs have a legitimate shot at unloading heavy salary in David Lee’s contract while acquiring a young, top-10 player in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love. Show More Summary

Best Potential Veteran's Minimum Free Agent Options for Los Angeles Lakers

At this point in the 2014 NBA offseason, the Los Angeles Lakers have nearly filled their roster with the recent signing of Carlos Boozer, as well as the re-signings of Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson and Ryan Kelly. The Lakers haven't made...Show More Summary

Why the New Orleans Pelicans Could Be Next Season's Phoenix Suns

Picked by myriad pundits to finish at the bottom of the NBA standings one year ago, the Phoenix Suns instead authored one of the more pleasantly surprising seasons in recent memory, owing to a delicate combination of savvy offseasonShow More Summary

Is It Time for OKC Thunder to Move Kevin Durant to Power Forward?

It's the "Oklahoma Paradox." The Oklahoma City Thunder are better off going small, but they don't actually have the roster to do it consistently. Play Kevin Durant at power forward and the Thunder offense adds lightning. But withoutShow More Summary

Early Predictions for LA Clippers' Starting Lineup Next Season

Will head coach Doc Rivers shake things up in the Los Angeles Clippers' starting lineup next season, or will a team on the cusp of competing for an NBA title in 2013-14 go with the status quo? That's the most important question to ponder...Show More Summary

Did Miami Heat Do Enough to Retool in Post-LeBron James Era?

The Miami Heat appeared to be in serious trouble in the immediate aftermath of LeBron James' announcing his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a letter posted July 11 on SI.com. Norris Cole represented the only player with...Show More Summary

Are Dante Exum and Trey Burke in Each Other's Way as Utah Jazz Point Guards?

Dante Exum wasn't even supposed to be available to the Utah Jazz. Almost every mock draft on the I nternet had the Orlando Magic reaching for the next Penny Hardaway at No. 4. When they surprisingly took Aaron Gordon, Jazz fans rejoiced. Nobody expected Exum to fall to No. Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for Memphis Grizzlies' 2014 Offseason so Far

The Memphis Grizzlies made moderate roster improvements without any wholesale changes. The Grizzlies kept their core together by retaining Zach Randolph for a couple more years and inserted a bit more support behind them. Randolph's deal set the tone for the offseason, dictating how much Memphis could spend in free agency. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant Smashes Home Run in Richard Sherman's Celebrity Softball Game

Kobe Bryant has yet to make his NBA return after missing most of last season, but the Los Angeles Lakers great looks to be ready for competition if his softball prowess is any indication. Competing in Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard...Show More Summary

Glen Rice Jr. Named MVP of Las Vegas Summer League

Summertime isn't when the majority of fans are paying attention to the NBA, but that's when a lot of the work is put forth that goes into success. It's safe to say Glen Rice Jr. turned heads in the Las Vegas Summer League as a member of the Washington Wizards. As reported by Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Show More Summary

5 Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Knicks Guard J.R. Smith

With a new, Phil Jackson-led regime at the helm and a glut of guards clogging up the roster, the New York Knicks are understandably looking to make some moves this summer. In fact, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley, no fewer than three of New York’s backcourt bulwarks—Shane Larkin, Iman Shumpert and J.R. Show More Summary

Erik Spoelstra Is Key to Miami Heat Reclaiming Status as Contenders

Of all the fate-forming keys that will invariably shape the Miami Heat's post-LeBron James direction, none are more important than Erik Spoelstra himself. Rarely are coaches thrust into the limelight like this. Head honchos matter, but players, for the most part, matter more. Chris Bosh and James didn't join the Heat to play for Spoelstra. Show More Summary

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