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Thomas Robinson 2012 Summer League in Review

Thomas Robinson 2012 Summer League in Review

Thomas Robinson put in five games of up-and-down ball during the 2012 Las Vegas Summer League.  But that was to be expected coming from a rookie who really starred as the focal point in college for just one of his three seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks. While many looked at Robinson as a so-called “tweener” coming into the Draft; the reality is, the 6-foot-9 inch, 240-pound physical specimen may have an opportunity to carve out a very specific niche … Read entire article »

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Terrence Jones 2012 Summer League in Review

Terrence Jones 2012 Summer League in Review

If you follow NBA Draft boards and related collegiate news you are most likely well aware that former Kentucky Wildcats power forward Terrence Jones‘ stock fell somewhat considerably from his freshmen to sophomore seasons. However, that curious draft plummet may have ultimately benefited the Houston Rockets who wisely swooped up Jones with the 18th pick of the first round this past June. Management and fans alike got the opportunity to see Jones suit up in Summer League … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

Orlando Summer League: Plumlee, Sullinger with strong showings on Day 3

The summer league is a chance for incoming rookies to show that they belong in the ultra-competitive NBA and two such incoming rookies from the high-profile 2012 draft class are doing their utmost to prove that worth in the first week of summer ball at the Orlando Summer League this year. Former Duke power forward Miles Plumlee and Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger laced them up early Wednesday afternoon in Day 3 of summer league … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Sullinger, Jones III shine in NBA debuts

Jared Sullinger dropped a game-high 20 points for the victorious Boston Celtics while Thunder forward Perry Jones III demonstrated his versatile skill set scoring 16 to go along with 8 rebounds as the Celtics beat the Thunder 73-65 in Game 2 of Monday’s Summer League action from Orlando, Florida. 2012 NBA Draft Both collegiate stars curiously dropped in the 2012 NBA draft albeit their well-documented successes with Sullinger falling to the mighty Boston Celtics at No. 21 and Jones sticking with the Thunder at No. 28. However, as showcased in their NBA debuts Monday afternoon, these two forgotten forwards may rival for the biggest steals of the draft by season’s end. Sullinger, who came off the bench Monday, knocked in 6-of-12 shots from the field netting all seven of his free throw attempts while … Read entire article »

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Orlando Summer League: Andrew Nicholson leads Magic past Nets

The 2012 Summer League kicked off early Monday afternoon down in sunny Orlando, Florida as the hometown Magic blew past the Brooklyn Nets 92-88 behind rookie power Andrew Nicholson‘s game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds. 2012 NBA Draft Fellow rookie teammate Kyle O’Quinn added 16 points while point guard Maalik Wayns controlled the offense to the tune of 11 points and 10 assists to go along with just 3 turnovers. The Nets were led by rookie point guard Tyshawn Taylor, the 41st pick in the 2012 NBA draft, who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Tyshawn Taylor Prospect Profile Second-year man MarShon Brooks struggled mightily amid constant trade talks that have the wiry wing linked to Dwight Howard scoring just 3 points on a putrid 0-of-10 shooting from the floor to go along with 4 … Read entire article »

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