Vegas, baby, Vegas!

Hey, some actual basketball, on the court, to discuss! Alas, it’s not quite the Olympics yet (July 29, mark your calendars!), and because Jonas Valanciunas spent most of his time in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in foul trouble, we’ve been devoid of meaningful, non-Kleiza Raptors basketball action for some time. Lucky for us, today marks the start of the Las Vegas Summer League.

The Raptors’ roster isn’t extremely interesting, and it really would have been nice if Jonas made the trip over for it. However, with just a few weeks between the Qualifiers and the Olympics, it’s probably best that the Lethaluanian stay home and practice with the national team. As it is, the Raptors have just 10 (maybe 11?) players on their summer league squad, only three of which actually have contracts with the Raptors. The full roster is below, though I’d expect the Raptors have added a few no-names to the list and it just hasn’t been updated on NBA.com.

As you can see, there are some familiar and unfamiliar names, so let me quickly break it down for you, player by player, just to point out what to look for over the next week if you happen to have NBA TV, know how to stream, or want to pay $4.99 for NBA.com Summer League Broadband….I feel like these games should probably be offered for free, but what’s 5 bucks to a baller like yourself?

Point Guards
Ben Uzoh – Uzoh will be an interesting watch because of his status as the Raptors’ incumbent third point guard, though as a veteran he would come at a slightly higher price tag than an undrafted rookie. Uzoh was by no means great in his Raptors’ audition last year, save for The Worst Triple Double in NBA History on the season’s closing night, a performance that, depending on your outlook on things, cost the team Harrison Barnes or saved us from him (a loss would have given the Raptors the #7 pick). Uzoh averaged 7.4-6.4-4.9 in 8 contests as a starter at the end of the year, but he scored at a terribly inefficient clip and has no three-point range to speak of. Still, Uzoh knows the system, is an active, though flawed, defender, and in a lot of cases teams will tend to go with the familiar player to fill out the roster. He’ll have competition though.

Tu Holloway – Holloway was a bubble second rounder in the draft, ranked 68th by Chad Ford, 49th by DraftExpress, and unranked based on Hollinger’s rater. At Xavier, the undersized point-man scored prolifically in his last three seasons, but his declining numbers in his Senior year, plus the fact that he was old for a draftee, limited his stock. He was a high-turnover player, but his efficiency was salvaged by a ridiculous ability to get to the line. He is also a strong defender for someone his size. He’s your classic “tweener” scoring combo-guard, but he may have some upside due to his ability to defend, which is generally a knock on this type of player. He’ll compete with Uzoh for the third PG role, which is really the only “competition” going on for this roster.

Wings
Terrell Stoglin – I mention Stoglin here first because his spot on the team is unconfirmed right now – I’ve read posts saying he’s signed on to play on the Summer League squad, but it hasn’t been confirmed by the Raptors or the NBA.com roster. Stoglin could be an interesting watch because he rated out extremely high on Hollinger’s draft rater, ranking third among non-lottery perimeter players, pegged as 33rd overall. Draft Express, however, ranked him 75th, and Chad Ford had him at 42. It’s not difficult to see why the rankings would have such a wide range – he’s very undersized as a two but doesn’t have a point guard’s game. Still, his strong shooting ability and NBA three-point range make him an intriguing guard to fill out the bench – after all, he averaged 22 points as a sophomore last year, and the Raptors aren’t exactly flush with offensive firepower. He has some upside as a Microwave Man, a scoring combo-guard off the bench, eventually.

Bobby Brown – Brown was on the Summer League squad in 2010, too, and was a favorite of the Young Gunz, according to their man-love tweets at each other at the time. In his brief NBA auditions, he’s shown an ability to score in small doses. He was a decent scorer and distributor in Germany last year, based on his stats only (I don’t have a EuroBasket account, so all I have to go on for European play is statistics, sorry). Still, unless he’s the rare Anthony Parker case, it seems that he has a known ceiling, and it’s lower than some of the other players on this squad. Maybe he sticks as a running-mate for the Young Gunz though.

Terrence Ross – The 8th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft has signed his contract and will take part. Summer League success is NOT an indicator of NBA success, however, Summer League failure is generally thought to be a very bad sign. So we should expect Ross to look pretty good in comparison to the competition, while we may also get a look at how he fits into the team system (Coach Casey is coaching, after all, and they could have Uzoh running the team’s offense, since he knows it). We’ll also get a glimpse of Ross’ work ethic, as some high picks tend to float in these games and rest on their talent and draft status. By all accounts, we shouldn’t expect this with Ross. He’s obviously the key player to watch for Raptor fans.

Blake Schilb – Other than having a great first name, Schilb doesn’t bring much to the table in terms of potential. He’s already 28, has been playing in France for a few years, though his French stats, if reliable, are acceptable – about 17PPG, gets to the line well, but doesn’t have great range, and passes well for a wing (just shy of 5APG). He’ll be worth a look just in case his skills can translate, though I’m not expecting anything surprising.

Rodney Carney – Hey, remember him? He’s the most experienced NBA talent on the team with nearly 300 games played, though he’s been out of the league for a year after heading to China during the lockout. He was picked just outside of the lottery back in 2006 but never delivered on his promise as a two-way wing. If he’s honed his game in China and added some bulk since his last NBA go-round, he could be a roster filler wing, but the fact that his stats show 20PPG and next to nothing else, without three-point range, isn’t promising.

Bigs
Ed Davis – The third-year power forward will hopefully be displaying some new offensive moves in the Summer League, the one part of his game that desperately needed work. I tend to be a Davis apologist (over Amir) and I don’t think he’s reached his upside, but a non-dominant performance this week will likely prove me wrong. He’s a solid rebounder and shot-blocker already, but if he’s to be more than a bench big he has to learn to score. It’s important to keep in mind that this is Ed’s first offseason of professional basketball, in a sense – in his draft year, he missed time with a broken wrist, and last year the lockout prevented him from working within the organization. This will be a great showcase for any developing skills he may have been working on over the summer, a summer which finally included both practice and input from the franchise.

Quincy Acy – The Rich Man’s Reggie Evans will probably stuff the stat sheet with rebounds and fouls this week, and his game will probably be difficult to evaluate in the context of organized scrimmages. He’s the type of “glue guy” Raptor fans love and whose boxscore stats don’t tell the whole story. So for Acy, this is a chance to learn the system, but also possibly to prove my last few sentences wrong and show off a more polished offensive game than I’m anticipating.

Daniel Orton – Orton was a first round pick just two years ago, guilty of leaving college way too early without having developed his game. He didn’t play at all as a rookie but got a 16-game audition last season with Dwight Howard hurt (in fact, he started his first game since high school). He obviously wasn’t impressive since the Magic didn’t bring him back into the fold, but 21-year olds that approach 7-feet tall are hard to come by, so he’s worth a look. Temper your expectations.

Trent Plaisted – He was only a decent player in Ukraine and Turkey last year, so once again I warn you to temper your expectations. He didn’t score or rebound at elite levels in college or overseas, so despite his size he isn’t much of a prospect.

The Raptors have two roster spots open (three if the Knicks match Landry Fields’ offer sheet), so you’d think they’ll come out of the Summer League with at least a third point guard, and perhaps another wing, although the Fields’ offer sheet and any other moves in the next week could also impact the roster composition. And of course, the Raptors could use the entire Summer League as a chance to scout other undrafted rookies and free agents, and our roster filler might not even come from this squad (Scott Machado!).

The schedule is below. I’ll try to watch as much as I can and provide some insight, or at least as much as can be learned from glorified practices.

Schedule
Fri July 13, 6pm EST, vs Houston
Sun July 15, 630pm EST, vs. Miami
Mon July 16, 630pm EST, vs. Dallas
Wed July 18, 10pm EST, vs. Sacramento
Thu July 19, 830pm EST, vs. New York

  • Swiftyrightarm

    Is this on NBA TV?

    • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

      A lot of them are – see the sked here: 
      http://www.nba.com/nbatv/schedule/

      Otherwise, there are some streaming sites, and NBA.com has a “Summer League Broadband” available for $5.

      • Nilanka15

        I don’t know about the whole schedule, but tonight’s game will air on NBATV.

    • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

      Terrence Ross is a very smoove player doesn’t force his game will be fun to watch in Vegas.

      For all the can we pull Fields offer people this from Houston’s current situation as they pursue DHoward:

      The Rockets promised offer sheets to Asik and Lin early in free agency — and are thus honor-bound to go through with them to ensure that they’ll suffer no future repercussions from agents or players in free agency — but it’s possible that Houston is secretly rooting for both offer sheets to be matched. In that scenario, the Rockets would have more cap space to try to get the Orlando trade done, which is clearly their No. 1 priority.

      • Nilanka15

        There are no place for unwritten rules on pro sports.  All it takes is for one gutsy GM to pull an offer, and it will start happening left and right.  Players and agents will have no such power if every GM is “blacklisted”.

        Do what’s best for the team, rather than worrying about magical, mystical, hypothetical, future scenarios that may or may not arise.

        • Sukhpinder

          But there are places for, for lack of a better word, ethics. saying it will happen left and right if one GM rescinds the offer is all hypothetical, we don’t know that. what’s done is done, a team would not want the bad rep. and stigma that’ll be sure to haunt them down the road when any other offer sheets are made to future RFAs. Orgs. want to be know as men of their word, a good rep. to have…..at this point, what’s best for the team is sticking to their word and hope the knicks match. if not, move on with fields.

          • Nilanka15

            Do we really want to bring up the topic of ethics in the NBA?

            – Superstars demanding trades
            – GMs offering max contracts to mediocre players
            – Diving
            – Leaking rumours to increase/decrease a player’s perceived value
            – “Star calls”
            – Tim Donahue
            – Lockouts

            I’ve said this before, the NBA is littered with countless examples of non-ethical behaviour.  Yet when it comes to rescinding offer sheets, it’s somehow the most unthinkable move anyone can make.  It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.

            “Hey Landry, we offered you a contract hoping that Nash signs here too.  Now that it’s not happening, we’ve changed our minds based on what’s best for our team.  If your agent has a problem with that, tell him to suck it.”

            • Sukhpinder

              none of those are in the least bit comparable, and more or less are distasteful in the eye of a fan of the NBA or avid basketball watcher. diving, leaking rumors, star calls, how do you avoid that? believe it or not superstars have the right to demand trades, we’ve seen it throughout pro sports, live and let live. BC has the right, technically, to rescind the offer, but it is still a faux pas in the NBA.

              Do you not think this would’ve have happened before if it’s alright as you say it is? because 30 NBA GMs think otherwise…. here is an example….think about down the road, when there is actually a coveted RFA on the market, say BC, who just rescinded Fields offer sheet a year ago, comes up to this coveted RFA and puts out an offer sheet. what happened in the past may be the determining factor, that said RFA may think how can I trust that you won’t rescind it? he may not and go elsewhere, in fact, his agent, or Fields’s agent can be the agent of a future player that BC is interested in but his rep, by then, will have been tarnished. it is not black & white as you’ve made it seem, or else it would have been done many times by now. I’d like to see it rescinded as much as you would but what’s done is done. BC will live with this mistake, one of many

              • Nilanka15

                I understand the reasoning, but I don’t accept its legitimacy…especially in Toronto which has never been a major draw in free agency anyway (restricted or otherwise).  IMO, the risk of backlash as a result of rescinding Fields’ offer, is negligible.

                Conversely, GMs always chase players who haven’t “honoured” their previous contractual obligations.  Morally speaking, there should be no reason why it can’t be a 2-way street.  If players can abuse the system to their advantage, GMs should too.

                Like I said, we just need one brave GM to break this trend…

                • Sukhpinder

                  You do have a few points. BC and his front office will probably be out of town in a years time anyways, if the stigma just follows him and not the raptors org. i am okay with that.

                  it really is too bad we cannot just amnesty Fields, I believe the provision is reserved for those signed prior to the 2011-2012 season.

                • CJT

                  Just because others employ questionable ethics isn’t a good enough reason to do it yourself.  If the deal was purely based on Steve Nash then it shouldn’t have been made in the first place. 

            • p00ka

              “Do we really want to bring up the topic of ethics in the NBA?”

              Are you serious? How many of those are about ethics, and related to GMs/teams having to deal with agents/players?

              For shit sake, has this “alter the topic” style been so successful on this board that so many have adopted it? He’s referring to ethics in a particular area, and how it could affect future negotiations with agents/FAs, but since you can’t argue that, you alter the topic to all encompassing NBA issues, some of which don’t even have anything to do with ethics.

              1. “Superstars demanding trades”
              You and I may both agree that it’s unethical, but in no way, shape or form does it have anything to do with rep, except of the player. Has nothing to do with rep issues a GM may have to deal with. Doesn’t even belong in the same conversation unless you feel if the very small percentage of players that have unethically demanded a trade, then ethics in the NBA overall should just be thrown out. Is that what you suggest?

               2. “GMs offering max contracts to mediocre players”
              WTF does that have to do with ethics? It may be dumb, and/or succumbing to pressure, but nothing to do with ethics. I don’t know man….. read any dictionary?

              3. “Diving”
              seriously????? See #1, more or less.

              4. “Leaking rumours to increase/decrease a player’s perceived value”
              Huh? Throw out wise business ethics in dealing with FA agents & players because some anonymous rumours have been rumoured by media to have an effect on rumoured perceived players’ value? Hmmm, sounds like an incredibly frivolous excuse for a GM to risk an unethical rep.

              5. “Star calls”
              See #1, but change player to ref.

              6.  ‘Tim Donahue”
              HUH, you propose that GMs screw with their reps because 1 ref was a bad apple? Hell, let’s do away with ethics in every single walk of life, because they’ve all had ppl who weren’t ethical. That kind of logic? PS. what does it have to do with GMs dealings with agents/FAs?

              7. “Lockouts’
              Not sure where you’re going there, but union negotiations in all industries get dirty, just like politics. Sooooo, you propose that if an employer got dirty in union negotiations, they may as well throw ethics out when dealing with potential clients? Great idea, if your looking for a recipe for failure.

              Again, not one of you’re examples is even close to effecting a GM’s ability to deal with individual agents/FAs, even if they are ethically questionable.

              Look, Sukhpinder replied to your specific point. How you do the same and stay on topic instead of resorting to the far too common on here re-direct/muck up the topic style of defense.

              • Nilanka15

                Blah, blah, blah….I just scrolled right past your post knowing there wouldn’t be anything of substance.

                • p00ka

                  None at all, for someone of your capacity.

                • guest

                  You are absolutely correct in what you are saying and even more correct in realizing that you are dealing with someone of limited capacity. Some people just like to hear themselves and it does not matter if it makes sense. 

                • hater

                  he doesnt get it, he thinks that a GM can rescind an offer sheet. hes held onto this idea + bitchd about it since it happend and he hasnt let go,,,,he thinks he knows how business is done in the nba but he doesnt have a fkn clue like everything,,,,,he likes to hear himself alrite,,,look at him talk up scott macahdo like hes the next john stockton. I bet he’s never seen an iona college game in his life. wut a joke that guy.

                • Destro

                  You say THIS like dudes should WANT to see an Iona game…foh

              • Sukhpinder

                thank you. I also saw those aforementioned ethics in the same light as you listed. Not 1 of them are comparable to agent-GM promises as I was discussing in the first place.

                • Nilanka15

                  The point I was attempting to make was, why is one form of ethics maintained, while other forms are seemingly swept under the rug?

                  What you (plus your trio of internet mall cops above) failed to realize is that the answer has nothing to do with ethics, and everything to do with fear of being reprimanded. IMO, that is not a good enough reason to handcuff a team’s cap flexibility, in arguably the most important off season in franchise history.

                • Sukhpinder

                  In my opinion I do not see the correlation with what you mentioned and the topic at hand, I believe they are totally different scenarios. you had some points and have the right to believe that the backlash received from rescinding the deal is negligible compared, but I just don’t see it as good business practice, remember, this league is a business, the players are the employees and it is player-driven. many companies in the world take losses in the name of good business practice, and I can think of dozens of examples, the key is reputation, worth more than any amount of dollars. I think the impact of this contract on cap flexibility is being exaggerated a tiny bit. and for the record, I am with you in that I hate the contract as well.

                • Nilanka15

                  Fair enough.

                  PS, I salute your ability to carry on a civilized discussion without resorting to juvenile pissing contests. These msg boards were once a great place to discuss basketball opinions. It’s a shame that a select few now use it as an avenue to increase their diminishing self esteem by belittling others.

                  Feel free to join the forum community where good discussions take place daily, people respect their fellow Raptor fans (regardless of their opinions), and trolls are kept under the bridge where they belong.

            • Destro

              overpaying players has zero to do with ethics….

              • CJT

                It is getting so out of hand.  Did you see the rockets new offer to Lin?  Holy crap 16million in the final year or a 3 year deal.  I hate to agree with him but that bcgots to go guy really has a valid point about the legitimacy of the lock out.  I feel better about the fields offer when comparing it to others that are out there right now.

  • AB7.38pt.on.CB4

    Summer League = Garbage Extended Playing Time  

    Where numbers never translate into NBA

    • Copywryter

      Are you suggesting Adam Morrison’s dominance in 2009 meant nothing? Despite all the evidence to the contrary?

      • CJT

        How did Morrison do in this years summer league?  I watched a bit of one game and he looked pretty good.  Pretty tough to comeback from that big a fall i would guess.

        • Copywryter

          Things just got going but I imagine he’ll do well with the summer league’s halfhearted defence and shorter defenders. Then it’s a 10-day contract and he shoots 35% from the field.

  • WJF

    I have hear that Tu Holloway has pulled out of playing for the Raptors in Vegas. 

    • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

      Link? Anyone here any confirmation of Stoglin, either?

      • Al_Oliver

        hoopshype has it…

        Ryan Wolstat: According to @RaptorsPR Tu Holloway no longer on Raptors summer league roster. Third string looks like Ben Uzoh’s to lose. Twitter

        http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm

        • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

          Why not the back up pg spot for Uzoh?

          • Al_Oliver

            I’m not even sure I want Uzoh as the 3rd PG. If (when?) we do trade José, we need a better backup and 3rd option than they have had. Maybe a CJ Watson, even though he is more of a scorer or Aaron Brooks, and then aiming a little higher for our 3rd PG. We need more talent on this team. Defence and “grit” will only take them so far…

  • Nilanka15

    Colangelo, give Machado a call!

    • Sukhpinder

      Why so high on the undrafted Scott Machado? not a great scorer, and hasn’t shown much of an improvement over his last 2 years at Iona college, where the competition was quite weak to begin with.

      • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

        Still the top assist man in all of college….certainly worth a look to see how he’d do against better competition, but also with better teammates to create for.

        • Nilanka15

          ^ This.

        • Sukhpinder

          I suppose you would take a flyer on him. Hard to imagine where or how he’d get his minutes with Lowry at the starting PG spot ont the raptors squad. Still not sold much on Machado though, 4 years at college in a weak conference and hasn’t exactly blown away the competition, maybe a reason as to why he went undrafted. imo I think Kendall marshall was the best passer in college basketball, regardless what one says about having good teammates, his team looked shaky when he wasn’t playing.

        • guest

          Jose lite

    • CJT

      He looked awful yesterday in Summer league.  I know it is one game and doesn’t represent him fully as a player, but I suppose i was expecting something from him.  He made Ben Uzoh, look pretty good.

  • The anti Khandor

    Ben Uzoh cost the Raps Harrison Barnes? Its interesting that you pick that win as the reason… what about a win in Feb? they all count the same….BC tried to tank but Casey did to good of a job…Don’t blame Uzoh dont blame anyone as much as it sucks they played hard all year and overacheived costing us a better pick….Lets just hope Ross is good….I miss Landry Fields girlfriend all ready!

    • http://theondeckcircle.net/ Blake Murphy

      I was mostly kidding about him costing the Raptors Barnes, thought that was clear. It’s just way easier to identify the LAST game of the year as the one that would have made the difference. Wasn’t meant to be serious.

    • sleepz

      I agree with you that one win cannot be attributed to the loss of a plyer via the draft as any win could have done that during the season, however tanking would of or should have meant that the moment they were out of playoff contention, that the young guys were then given extended minutes (Alabi, Davis, etc).

      That unfortunately didn’t happen until very late in the season.

      • CJT

        Awesome, three months later we are still arguing the proper way to tank.

  • boshrawr

    been seeing a lot of people show love for holloway, that’s too bad folks he’s not on the team any more.

    • Al_Oliver

      Tu Holloway is most famous for his part in the brawl with the Bearcats last year… let him find another team

  • Bendit

    Coincidentally Machado will also be on display in tonight’s game playing on the Houston squad.

  • mountio

    TORONTO RAPTORS
    Key additions: Kyle Lowry (trade); Jonas Valanciunas (draft), Terrence Ross (draft); Aaron Gray (re-sign); Quincy Acy (draft)
    Up in the air: Landry Fields (RFA, offer sheet)
    Key subtractions: Jerryd Bayless, Gary Forbes
    GM Bryan Colangelo went all in on Steve Nash this summer. He had the hometown hero angle working for him. He offered Nash the biggest contract. He gave Fields a ridiculous contract to cut the Knicks’ sign-and-trade offer for Nash off at the knees. He even had Wayne Gretzky in his corner.
    The one thing Colangelo didn’t have? A team that was close to Nash’s kids. In the end, Nash chose family over money or fame and in doing so inadvertently stuck another dagger into the hearts of Raptors fans everywhere.
    While losing Nash was a blow, I do think Raptors fans have things to look forward to this year. Getting Lowry for a future draft pick was a steal. Lowry is a big upgrade at the point and gives them some toughness they desperately lacked.
    Adding Valanciunas is also a pretty big deal. He may not be an impact player right out of the gate, but most GMs agree that he would’ve been the No. 2 pick in the draft behind Anthony Davis. Ross gives them a great shooter and athlete on the wing and Acy is the type of player who will do all of the dirty work in the paint.
    Pair those three with Andrea Bargnani, DeMar DeRozan and friends, and the Raptors have a team that should be much more competitive this season.
    The Raptors’ grade will go up another notch if the team lucks out and Fields’ offer sheet is matched by the Knicks. I don’t care what the Raptors are saying right now, they would’ve never paid him that much money had they known Nash was heading to LA. If they’re stuck with him, it’s not the end of the world, but it’s a pretty big blemish on what has otherwise been a pretty positive summer.

    • Nilanka15

      Regarding the Fields part, it’s laughable hearing Colangelo try to justify the offer.  Sure, he admits that RFA’s are overpaid, but he’s not fooling anyone into thinking Fields was an offseason target from day-1.

      • Sukhpinder

        He knows this inside, just wouldn’t be very smart to admit he greatly overpaid a guy who he never really wanted. you would then have a disgruntled player on your team.

        • CJT

          Over paying is part of the business.  Look at Lin’s deal, Magee etc.  Just part of the game now.

          • Sukhpinder

            I agree. again, I never saw this contract as a massive hinderance in the first place, its just not an ideal one. guys are getting overpaid more often than not and this is nothing new.

          • Destro

            Stop it bruh…BC is spinning his tires tryna justify it..He did for Nash and it backfired PERIOD OVER. good night

            • CJT

              I didn’t say that it was a good signing, or BC did it for any other reasons.  I’m sure that Steve Nash was the reason he was offered the contract, but those types of inflated contracts are commonplace in the league, so BC is not the only one overpaying for FA’s.  Just part of the business now.

          • nba_socrates

            Lin is actually going to be underpaid. The amount of business he will generate for the ball club hes on even if he gets a max contract, hes being underpaid

            • CJT

              I’m just speaking on a talent basis.  but you are correct that he will generate tons of merch sales etc.  I wonder what would happen if he regresses back to the form that got him thrown off a few NBA sqauds?  I suppose we’ll see.  hopefully he can make it work with Carmelo.

            • mountio

              wrong. When hes riding the bench, the marketing opportunity goes out the window ..

  • cesco

    What if TRoss scored 30+ points to-night ? I know it is the summer league but it would be a damn good start to his NBA career .

    • Nilanka15

      I don’t think it’ll be any more reliable than Reggie Williams’ 34 pts, or Sam Young’s 35 pts, or Hasheem Thabeet’s 21 pts/14 rbs….you get the idea 😉

  • BCStefanskiCaseyGots2Go!!!

    TRoss >> JLamb

    • nba_socrates

      its close, they’re both playing well

      • Lorenzo

        I agree, they both played terrific. White was a bit disappointing and Acy was all over the court.

  • nba_socrates

    Machado will lead the league in assists even if he comes of the bench

    • guest

      No he won’t because he can’t shoot.  Won’t be on the court that long.

  • KJ-B

    TROSS BALLED OUT!

  • Jerome27

    Anyone hear the Rockets head coach say that he had hoped Ross dropped to them at 12? .. so much for him being considered a reach. Mock drafts are retarded.

  • guest

    While I liked watching Ross and think he has a lot of potential, it took him 19 shots to get 21 points.  Realistically how many shots will he get on this team.  I guess if Jose is gone, he might get somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 because who knows who else they will have to shoot.  Let’s see how Ross plays once the jitters are gone.

    • KJ-B

      the fact is he got buckets…if he was 4 for 19 you’d be like that guy can’t shoot…1st game as a pro was a resounding success–keep it context!

      • cesco

        He was 3/8 from the 3 points line which will be his most important role on offense .  Look good so far .

      • p00ka

        Yup. Though playing with a rag-tag bunch (summer league at it’s best), he showed signs of all he was drafted for. The kid’s going to be solid, maybe even spectacular.