Archive - Jul 2012 - Article
2012/13 Payroll: $52.2 million
2012/13 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $5.8 million under cap
By Davide Bortoluzzi
Lithuania is the 2012 U20 European champion, completing a perfect run for the ’92 generation, having won all the competitions faced during these years (U16, U18 euro, U19 world). A solid group, despite missing Jonas Valanciunas, but found a new hero each night until the victorious end.
Here it is a list of the top performers of the competition, that showed some NBA potential:
Rudy Gobert (1992, C, 7’0”, France)
Combo Guard-- A term with a self-explanatory title that was implemented into basketball lingo without warning or discussion. Nobody even seemed to acknowledge its birth or place in the game. A scorer who can distribute. A quarterback who can score in bunches.
This breed of guard has been around for years, however as athletes evolve, so does the position.
By Ian Powers
Toronto Raptors (2-3) 94 New York Knicks (0-4) 92
The Toronto Raptors finished their 2012 summer league with a 2-3 record, defeating the New York Knicks 94-92 in what turned into a tight game to open day 7 in COX Pavilion.