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August 6th

2012 adidas Nations: Day 3

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 1:21pm

Day 3 Thoughts

This was the final day for the college players. Just like on Saturday, in the morning they play an abbreviated set of games and a full game in the evening. Aaron Afflalo got involved and not surprisingly showed the college guys a thing or two, looking dominant.

August 5th

2012 adidas Nations: Day 2 Recap

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 5:45pm

Day 2 Thoughts

August 4th

Boy Wonder From Down Under: Ben Simmons Interview

Sun, 08/05/2012 - 12:57am

Ben Simmons is a 1996 born 6'8 small forward from Australia with considerable upside. The sweet shooting lefty wing forward is just a sophomore in high school but would rate as the top American sophomore in the nation if he played in the States.

He has been dominating top American kids that are two years older than him and shows a world of potential. He plans on playing college ball in a few years and word is he may come over for one year of high school ball in preparation.

August 3rd

2012 adidas Nations: Day 1

Fri, 08/03/2012 - 11:56pm

Day 1 Thoughts

The NBADraft.net team is an army of one this year as I'm attempting to cover what turns out to be six games going on at one time, solo. Obviously it's impossible to see everyone at all times, but I am getting a lot of updates from my NBA scout cronies following other courts. I'll do my best to see everyone at least once with a focus on the college players. Day one had a morning practice and an afternoon scrimmage session. Here are my impressions from day 1.

August 2nd

2012 adidas Nations Roster

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 10:57pm

adidas Nations College Counselors

Nerlens NoelNerlens Noel# Player Pos. Height College School Year

35 Steven Adams C 7’0” Pittsburgh Freshman
21 Isaiah Austin F 7’0” Baylor Freshman
20 Wayne Blackshear G 6’5” Louisville Sophomore
2 Ryan Boatright PG 6’0” UCONN Sophomore
5 Isaiah Canaan PG 6’0” Murray State University Senior

State of the Cap: Toronto Raptors

Thu, 08/02/2012 - 8:30pm

2012/13 Payroll: $53.2 million
2012/13 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $4.8 million under cap

July 30th

2012 NBA Summer League: Top Non-Rookies

Tue, 07/31/2012 - 12:10am

1. Josh Selby – 5 Games, 27 Minutes, 24.2PPG, 2.4RPG, 3.2APG, 2.4SPG, 56%FG, 64%3FG, 89%FT

July 28th

2012 NBA Summer League: Top Rookies

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 1:17pm

July 27th

State of the Cap: Philadelphia 76ers

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 4:16pm

2012/13 Payroll: $52.2 million
2012/13 (Projected) NBA Salary Cap: $58 million
Roughly: $5.8 million under cap

July 26th

U20 European Championship Recap

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 4:52pm

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)