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UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Brandon Clarke named MVP and Memphis wins Summer League title

Clarke shook off the rust quickly, averaging 14.6 points and hitting the game-winning tip-in in the semifinals to help Memphis reach the Summer League title game against Minnesota on Monday …


UPDATED: Sun., July 14, 2019, 10:44 p.m.

Brandon Clarke’s slam in OT sends Memphis Grizzlies to Summer League title game

Brandon Clarke dunked with 10.7 left in overtime as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Rui Hachimura begins his NBA career as the future of the Washington Wizards and ‘the hope of Japan’

The Rui Hachimura era is underway.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:51 p.m.

Large Japanese media contingent make trip to cover Washington’s Rui Hachimura at NBA Summer League

More than 1,000 media credentials were distributed for the 15th NBA Summer League, and the league’s communication department confirmed it was the largest contingent of international media ever.


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke, Tyler Harvey lift Memphis past top-seeded Boston

Brandon Clarke tipped in a rebound with 18 seconds left to extend the Grizzlies’ lead to three, before Paris Lee and Bruno Caboclo hit three late free throws to ice …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:56 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Run ends for international teams

The NBA’s decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for the …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:46 p.m.

Brandon Clarke holds himself to the highest standards as NBA career begins with Memphis Grizzlies

Clarke has been playing with the Grizzlies in the NBA Summer League, impressing everyone from Tayshaun Prince, to head coach Taylor Jenkins.


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Zach Norvell Jr. leaving everything on the court in hopes of seeing his NBA dreams come true

Norvell and the Lakers played seven games over 11 days, in two summer league events in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, making it quite easy to bond with a …


UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 9:41 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura leads Washington Wizards past Atlanta Hawks

Selected ninth overall last month, the former Gonzaga star was 9 of 12 from the field with two 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two blocks.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:05 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zach Norvell Jr. scores 20 in loss to RJ Barrett, New York Knicks

Norvell has averaged 13.3 points in the three games he’s played, while shooting 36.3% (12-33) from the field and 40.1% (9-22) from deep.


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Passed over in NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Washington State’s Robert Franks playing with chips on their shoulders for Charlotte Hornets

Josh Perkins and Robert Franks come from different parts of the country, attended different colleges and essentially have taken different paths in their basketball careers.


NBA Summer League: Tyler Harvey helps Memphis stay unbeaten in Las Vegas

Harvey is averaging 13 points per game in Las Vegas after averaging six points in his two games during the Salt Lake City Summer League.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:04 p.m.

Bond between Chicago Bulls players Perrion Callandret, Zach LaVine goes beyond the basketball court

When two-time NBA slam dunk champion Zach LaVine called the Chicago Bulls organization and asked for a favor, it wasn’t the first time he’d reached out for his childhood friend …


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019, 10:12 p.m.

Former Eastern Washington standout Tyler Harvey has taken a winding path back to the NBA Summer League

Tyler Harvey didn’t envision it this way, his basketball career trudging through Pennsylvania, France, Italy and Tennessee.


China’s World Cup team sees Summer League as opportunity

China’s national team came to the NBA Summer League looking for education. They’re learning plenty.


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Brandon Clarke leads Grizzlies past Clippers

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UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 9:42 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Rui Hachimura scores 14 points in Washington Wizards debut

With the game in his hands, Rui Hachimura delivered in his first game wearing a Washington Wizards jersey.


UPDATED: Fri., July 5, 2019, 10:29 p.m.

NBA Summer League: Zion Williamson arrives amid much fanfare, but earthquake postpones late games

Zion Williamson’s first NBA show was a sellout. It just ended earlier than fans wanted.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Ex-Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. knocks down winning shot to lead Los Angeles Lakers past Sacramento Kings

Zach Norvell Jr., no stranger to hitting clutch shots when he played for Gonzaga, has carried that trait into the pros.


Zion Williamson, R.J. Barrett may meet in Summer League opener

Former Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are slated to make their NBA Summer League debuts against one another. The NBA said Friday that Williamson and the New Orleans …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 10:54 p.m.

Zach Collins, Portland Trail Blazers rout Los Angeles Lakers to claim NBA Summer League title

Zach Collins only scored three points, but his Portland Trail Blazers defeated Johnathan Williams and the Los Angeles Lakers 91-73.


Zag vs. Zag in NBA Summer League final

Josh Hart scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 112-109 double-overtime victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday in the semifinals of …


Former Gonzaga big man Zach Collins puts in work, keeps game in perspective with Portland

Zach Collins isn’t used to sitting much, so to look at a final stat sheet with the letters DNP next to his name was becoming disturbing. There wasn’t a coach …


Former Gonzaga big man Johnathan Williams keeping the faith that making an NBA roster is in his future

There’s something to be said about having faith. Johnathan Williams abides by it.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:04 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Teams without title chances get shot to end on positive note

Trips to Las Vegas feel better when they end on a win. The consolation round of the NBA Summer League gave teams a chance to experience that Friday.


Jeff Ledbetter takes scenic route from Idaho Vandals to San Antonio Spurs’ Summer League team

The Brea, California, native has played overseas in Brazil, Switzerland and Mexico. He’s had a couple of stints in the NBA G League and he’s working on his second year …


NBA Summer League roundup: Johnathan Williams helps Lakers top Bogdan Bliznyuk, Clippers

Johnathan Williams, who went undrafted out of Gonzaga, added a block and a steal as the Lakers remained unbeaten in Las Vegas.


NBA Summer League roundup: Brayon Blake helps Cavaliers advance in NBA Summer League

Brayon Blake, who was a two-year standout at Idaho, finished 2 for 4 from the floor, including making a 3-pointer.


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

NBA Summer League roundup: Former Idaho player Jeff Ledbetter shines with Spurs

Jeff Ledbetter added to his already impressive Summer League campaign, scoring 10 points and dishing out four assists, but his San Antonio Spurs fell to the Portland Trail Blazers 95-89 …


Suns’ Deandre Ayton thriving with competition, schedule at Summer League

Deandre Ayton is having no problem with the competition or the schedule at the NBA level.