The NBA's Vegas Summer League is underway, and David Thorpe is on the scene, livetweeting away his best basketball insights.
You can pay to watch online here. You can follow Thorpe's Twitter feed here, and read his commentary from the Orlando Pro Summer League here. You can read Kevin Arnovitz's tidy summer league preview here. And here is a schedule of the many games taking place in Las Vegas over the next week and a half.
Thorpe begins his marathon session today at 4 p.m. ET with the San Antonio-New Orleans game.
I'm done. Tweeted out. Done and done. Back at it tomorrow!!!
I still like Meeks. If he can shoot the 3 better, he can stick. If not, he won't.
Jennings is moving the ball fairly well, actually.
It's been 3 halves, and I still love Danny Green.
Alexander is hard not to foul when attacking. Has 6 FTs in 11 mins.
Jennings 1-6, with almost every shot a poor choice.
Eyenga sharper today. At least as a shooter.
Skiles has to put his teachers hat on for Alexander and Jennings. Jennings is ultra-quick, which can get him into trouble until he gets it.
The only guy who knows how to play for this Bucks team is Luc. Maybe Chris Richard too.
It's difficult to watch Alexander play, and then he makes an explosive play and shows a future.
I just don't think Joe Alexander has anything figured out yet.
Jennings can hurt defenses in push balls by using the drag screen hard. He's soft with his dribble on it now. And he does not shoot the ball. He flings it.
I liked Jodie Meeks before this game. I'll tell u how I feel about him once I see him a bit.
I've seen teams play well in consecutive summer leagues. OKC is not one of them. Getting drilled.
14 assists and counting.
Harden can really @#*@*# pass.
Ibaka, stellar at times in Orlando, is really bothered by Thabeet.
I do not enjoy watching Marcus Williams play. At all. But dude has 12 assists.
Thabeet gets his first block. 4th period.
Livingston just 1-5 but I still think he's gonna be ok.
A foul or a turnover. It ended up as a turnover (but maybe he got fouled!).
I just saw something I never want to see again. BJ Mullens posting up and backing down Haddadi. There were only 2 possible outcomes.
NBA teams are going to be scratching their heads about passing on Sam Young and D Blair in the 2nd half of round 1.
Interesting twist of philosophies. Westbrook is playing in his 2nd summer league this month. D Rose will not be in any. Mayo either.
Kyle Weaver 3-4 from 3. That helps stick on this team come October.
For the life of me, I've never understood why Haddadi is in the NBA. I love the Iranian people (met many in Salt Lake City last summer). ... But he's not likely a player in this league.
Dave Joerger, coaching the Griz this week, is ready to run an nba team.
Thabeet doing a great job of diving to the center of the rim after center hi ballscreens. Think DHoward.
James Harden plays with a better pace than any rookie I've seen since joining espn.
BJ Mullens with a nice cut and finish. His success depends, in large part, to how well he can make paint plays.
Thabeet active on the glass. Well, he's around it. Just so tall.
Ibaka vs Thabeet. White on Arthur. Young and Harden.
Best matchup thus far.
Then a steal and finish.
Sam young with a sweet j and then a hard drive for 2 FTs. Nice combination.
Thabeet draws a quiick foul.
Thunder vs. Grizz.
Brewer is a horrible disappointment right now. That breaks my heart. My mom's too.
Temple another solid game.
Henderson and Ellington, a combined 3-12 with 1 assist. In this league, your college conference is not preparation enough.
Flynn is a dynamic driver.
It seems appropriate that Dorsey is playing for Houston, already the toughest team near the rim in the league.
Ellington finally hit a shot. 1-8 now. Trying too hard.
Kurz and Flynn with a pick and pop at the halftime buzzer. 3! Rockets up 4 at half.
Can Paul Harris play? I have serious doubts. He's strong as an ox and moves well, but I'm not seeing much thinking. Yet.
Flynn has a very strong presence on the court, without being ostentatious about it. I love that.
Young players love driving baseline. But it's a bad idea almost every time. We have a mantra in our gym (many, actually). It goes "baseline is death."
Love, Gomes, Telfair sitting on Wolves bench. That's cool.
Ellington 0-3, but showing athleticism and boarding hard.
I've always liked Pecherov. Had some fun with him in my chats, but he's good.
Flynn has a nice looking jumper. I don't know why he did not shoot well from deep this year.
Draft night was a disaster for Budinger. But he's done exactly as Houston hoped, putting it behind him and playing well.
Ditto Dorsey. But he's growing on me.
I hate writing this, as a Gator, but Brewer is a tragedy in waiting when he has the ball. But an action thriller when he does not.
Corey Brewer back in action. Not sure his handle is though.
Flynn and Rob Kurz can be really good at pick and pops.
@STEIN_LINE_HQ Kevin Love in the house. Looks like he's ready to out-tweet all the assembled writers when the Wolves play in a few minutes
Mahinmi is a talent. But he still does not get much done. 6 and 4 with 6 fls in 22 mins. Remember-mental is to physical as 4 is to 1. Knight
Collison is really nice. I see why Holiday played the 2.
Manu and Tony are going to make Blair's Christmas very special. He's going to be crushing guys on ballscreens and pin downs.
Blair with the double-double in 17 mins.
Collison can run a team. As Ben Howland knows.
Julian Wright has horrible shot selection. At this point in his career, that's disappointing.
McClinton just not a pg. Struggles as a playmaker.
Blair can not afford to hunt shots after being well defended inside.
Jack McClinton getting outplayed by Thornton.
Thortnon filling it up. Shoots a lot but he can shoot. He'll be a nice Eddie House option off the bench.
Malik Hairston playing well this half. 7 pts.
Beaubois has been the best pure pg I've seen this summer. Until George Hill. Westbrook is the most explosive game changer.
Marcus Thornton is playing well, defending and playmaking.
Julian Wright has great activity. With confidence I don't see how he couldn't be in the rotation.
George Hill was the 2nd worst player of all the first rounders last summer. He's fantastic now. Credit him, and his organization.
But not surprising.
Both teams have been practicing their team d. Impressive.
He directed them to the right spots and then split the ballscreen.
George Hill just had a monster dunk, but it was the least impressive play of the sequence. He set up the entire set by talking to his guys.
DeJuan Blair. 1 minute. 3 boards.
Hill is a tough matchup for Collison. Almost as quick, bu
t way longer and very crafty.
And then almost did it again, with a backtip steal and a missed layup that was dunked home. He has a nice and compact game.
Thornton made 2 plays! Block and finish.
Mahinmi is someone I've always been intrigued with. His lack of leg strength has always been a major issue. Just can't stay balanced.
Thornton vs. McClinton is a good matchup too.
Collison does a nice job attacking the ballscreen. Pressures the show guy.
Collison vs. Hill is a good matchup. George can defend.