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Grading the Lakers and Clippers Summer League players

Brice Johnson: The 2016 first round draft pick dominated against the Lakers. He scored eight fourth quarter points, including a thunderous base line jam after spinning past Lonzo Ball on the block. Johnson finished with 23 points and seven rebounds on 66% shooting, proving that when he’s on, he has the potential to be one of the better young forwards in the NBA. Grade: B+ (Los Angeles Times)

Antawn Jamison's camp serves up fun for kids of wounded, fallen soldiers

Camp Corral is devoted to providing fun, free activities for the children of disabled, wounded or fallen soldiers. North Carolina is one of 17 states in which the group works. In the Triangle - it has found a partner in former UNC superstar Antawn Jamison. No longer making buckets, Jamison is now focused on making smiles, using his basketball camp to do so. (WTVD)

Vince Carter on leaving Grizzlies: ‘No hard feelings’

Veteran NBA swingman Vince Carter sprinted into the Cox Pavilion much to the delight of the Sacramento Kings, whom the 40-year-old visited Sunday for their Las Vegas summer league game. The Grizzlies watched Carter leave in a flash during free agency when he inked a one-year, $8 million deal to play for the Kings next season. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Sacramento Kings Sign Vince Carter

The Sacramento Kings have signed guard-forward Vince Carter, announced Monday by General Manager Vlade Divac. Carter enters his 20th professional season featured prominently in NBA annals; ranking 27th all-time in points scored (24,555), fifth in made three-pointers (2,049), 13th in games played (1,347), 22nd in total minutes (43,135) and 38th in free throws made (4,754). (Sacramento Kings)

Reggie Bullock, Detroit Pistons Agree On Two-Year, $5 Million Deal

Small forward Reggie Bullock will be a Piston for the foreseeable future, as the Detroit Pistons and Bullock agreed on a two-year, $5 million deal to keep the 26-year-old in the Motor City, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Bullock, a 2013 first-round pick, spent the last two seasons in Detroit and averaged 3.9 points per game in that span. (SB Nation)

UNC Returning Player Profile – PG Seventh Woods

2017-18 Outlook: With Joel Berry firmly in place as UNC's starting point guard, Seventh Woods will compete with incoming five-star freshman Jalek Felton for the backup role. Whether he wins the spot or not, Woods should see a lot of the court. Coach Roy Williams tends to play deep into his bench and is not opposed to rolling out two point guards in certain lineups. (Carolina Blue)

Raymond Felton comes from a good lineage

Raymond Felton is the Oklahoma City Thunder’s new backup point guard, and in the vernacular of the HGTV craze, Felton has good bones. He’s a North Carolina Tar Heel. North Carolina point guards have been impacting the NBA for more than half a century. No UNC point guard ever became an NBA superstar, but they’ve been doing more than dotting rosters. (

Video: Marcus Paige NBA Sunday Summer League Highlights

Former North Carolina guard Marcus Paige continues to make a strong argument for making an NBA roster this season as he turned in another strong performance on Sunday for the Minnesota Timberwolves Summer League team Read More...

Buzz, Michael and Davis: Longtime friends share weekend headlines

Buzz Peterson, Michael Jordan, and Davis Love, close friends since their days together at UNC, were back in the headlines-on the same day no less. All three are past their coaching and playing prime, and as a result, often spend months away from the limelight. And yet on Thursday, Buzz received a promotion as Assistant General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: Summer Sizzle

The other night, five of the 10 players on the court for the Clippers and Jazz NBA Summer League game were former Tar Heels. Some of them, like Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt, may be getting their last chances before they head for the NBA D-League or pro careers in Europe. Justin Jackson scored 18 points in his one game so far, TB5 had 13 and 4 rebounds.­­­ (

Video: Scoring isn't a problem for Sacramento Kings rookie Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson, the 15th pick for the Sacramento Kings out of North Carolina, is set to earn $1.97 million after signing a rookie contract. He talks about offense as summer league play continues in Las Vegas. View Video...

NBA Summer League: Brice Johnson continues hot play

Brice Johnson poured in 23 points in the win over the Lakers on Friday, then followed it up with a 14-point performance in an 86-67 win over the Jazz on Sunday. The former UNC forward turned it on in the fourth quarter, scoring six-straight points for the Clippers. After falling behind 18-9 during a poor shooting performance in the first quarter, the Clippers turned it on late and pulled away. (Keeping It Heel)

Kings coach felt bad for not using Justin Jackson more. Then he looked at his points.

Don’t feel bad if you didn’t realize how well Justin Jackson played in his summer league debut Friday night for the Kings against the Phoenix Suns. Summer league coach Jason March missed out on it, too. “After the game (Friday) night, I walked out of the gym and I said to myself, ‘I’ve got to get Justin involved in the game; I’ve got to get him more involved,’ ” March said. (Sacramento Bee)

The 10 most intriguing storylines so far from college basketball's busy offseason

8. The Cam Johnson kerfuffle: Pittsburgh's Cam Johnson wanted to transfer after graduating in three years, only to be hindered by his school. Eventually, Pitt relented and allowed Johnson to play where he wanted: at North Carolina. Once again, a program holds transfer restrictions on a player, only to succumb to public pressure (read: doing the right thing). (CBS Sports)

A Closer Look: Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson is making his second appearance in the NBA Summer League. Johnson appeared in three games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season after suffering a lower back injury, which sidelined him for much of his rookie year. As a senior at North Carolina, he set a UNC single-season record with 416 rebounds, and was a consensus First Team All-American. (

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