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Archive - Jul 2010

July 29th

Former San Antonio Spurs guard Malik Hairston signs with Montepaschi Siena

Source: 
Examiner

Malik Hairston, a former guard-forward of the San Antonio Spurs, has signed a two-year contract with Montepaschi Siena of the Italian League, according to The Hoops Market.

Drafted 48th overall in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns, the former Oregon Duck player was traded to San Antonio in a draft-day deal that sent point guard Goran Dragic to the Suns.

While Hairston was waived at the end of training camp in 2008, he stayed in the Spurs' system by signing with San Antonio's D-League affiliate, the Austin Toros.

Six key topics halfway through the summer evaluation period

Source: 
USA Today

July's live recruiting period is divided into two segments: One runs from July 6-15 and the other extends from July 22-31. During this timeframe college coaches are allowed to attend camps and tournaments featuring the nation's best players and travel teams, and accordingly the grassroots landscape shifts dramatically in a matter of just a few weeks.

Now that the first period is finished and the second has begun, it's time to examine some of the central themes that have defined this year's travel circuit thus far:

July 28th

Pressure mounts on top prospects

Source: 
Yahoo! Sports

LAS VEGAS – As a youngster growing up in Raleigh, N.C., Quincy Miller said his mother, Cindy, always stressed the importance of being on the top of the heap.

“If you’re not No. 1,” she would tell him, “you’re not doing good enough.”

These days, though, Miller is No. 2 – at least when it comes to Rivals.com’s player rankings for the Class of 2011.

July 27th

Chandler unsure of Knicks future

Source: 
New York Post

NBA Summer League: Most Disappointing

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 10:57pm

Top 10 most disappointing from Las Vegas Summer League:

NBA Atlantic Division Off-Season Grades

Bulls McGrady's top choice, but feeling may not be mutual

Source: 
Chicago Tribune

Tracy McGrady left the Berto Center on Monday without a contract offer after working out for roughly an hour and then meeting with Bulls management after lunch.

This time, it wasn't McGrady's choice.

Ten summers after flirting with the Bulls before joining his home state Magic in free agency, the seven-time All-Star told reporters joining Derrick Rose and Co. represents his top choice as he tries to resuscitate a career derailed by microfracture surgery on his left knee in 2009.

Lavoy Allen: half man, half amazing.

Source: 
Examiner

Temple Basketball has seen some pretty amazing players walk through its doors. Aaron McKie, Mark Macon, and you can’t forget the best named player ever in college basketball, Pepe Sanchez. We should have great players. Basketball, after all, is what Temple does. We’ve built our reputation on the fiery (and sometimes mentally unstable) shoulders of Jon Chaney, and certainly gotten more exposure during March Madness then during bowl season.

July 26th

Syracuse’s ‘Scoop’ goes to school