Boston Celtics first-round draft pick Robert Williams was playing well in his NBA Summer League debut Friday when he injured his left knee. He has had a rocky start to his Celtics career, though his talent is obvous.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
The NBA will experiment with a challenge system for its Summer League coaches. Whether a challenge system gets adopoted into the NBA remains to be seen.
There is plenty of star power in the NBA Summer League, which begins Friday at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. Here are the top five games to watch.
UNLV shortstop Bryson Stott, who also went to Desert Oasis High School, made the 26-man USA Baseball Collegiate National team for an international series. Team USA will play Japan in various U.S. cities from Tueday to Sunday and at Cuba on July 10-14.
Here are the top 10 players to watch in the NBA Summer League, which is July 6-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.
Steve Jenkins, a wide receiver from Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California, tweeted Thursday he had committed to play football at UNLV.
UNLV’s basketball team released its nonconference schedule Thursday, a 12-game slate highlighted with games against Cincinnati, Illinois and Brigham Young and an appearance in the Diamond Head Classic.
Ticket sales are up 5 to 8 percent over this time last year for the NBA Summer League. All 30 teams will compete for the first time in the event, which is July 6-17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion.
Former UNLV center Brandon McCoy will be back on campus next month, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Summer League. He agreed to a free-agent deal late Thursday.
The Washington Wizards selected Las Vegan Troy Brown Jr. with the 15th pick in the first round of the NBA draft on Thursday. Brown, a 6-foot-7-inch guard/forward, played one year at Oregon after starring at Centennial High School.