Walter McCarty is an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics and he showed off a long, grey beard during the Celtics’ summer league game on NBA TV last night. I don’t know what look Walt is trying to pull off here, but it may be time he gets his hands on a Harry’s razor.
Also from last night’s game: James Young and his new 20 pounds of muscle scored 12 points in 30 minutes, 11 of those points coming in the second half. A lot of the talk of Young’s game was his hustle. Teammate Marcus Smart said, “We didn’t see much of that last year from James, so that’s real big on his part.”
Terry Rozier added seven points, for the few of you who care.
More NBA Summer League today
Six former Wildcats could possibly see action in five summer league games today. The schedule is as follows:
Orlando Summer League:
1:00 pm: Andrew Harrison (MEM) vs. Orlando Magic Blue
3:00 pm: Aaron Harrison (CHA) vs. Brooklyn Nets
5:00 pm: Dakari Johnson/Marquis Teague (OKC) vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Utah Summer League:
5:00 pm: James Young (BOS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers
7:00 pm: Trey Lyles (UTAH) vs. San Antonio Spurs
Lyles did not play last night as he and his new organization continue contract negotiations. Hopefully a deal is inked today so we can see him in action tonight.
Malik Monk will trim his list to five schools after this weekend.
Monk will compete with his Arkansas AAU team at the Nike Peach Jam, then narrow his list of schools to five. The University of Kentucky will almost certainly make the cut, as will his home state Razorbacks. The two SEC schools make up Monk’s entire Crystal Ball predictions, with Arkansas leading at 71 percent.
We will have more Peach Jam talk later today and throughout the rest of the week.
I loved this quote from John Calipari’s recruiting manifesto yesterday…
“We could have the best backcourt, and maybe the best frontcourt in the country.”
Scroll down if you missed it.
Ballers may be the worst show HBO has ever done.
And I had high hopes for it, too. However, The Brink has been a pleasant surprise so far. Judgment is still out on True Detective. I’m an episode behind.
Ryan returns to KSR in Grayson this morning.
I’m tagging Ryan back in for the co-hosting duties on the KSR tour across the state. He will be in Grayson today with Matt at Simply The Best Sports Bar and Grill, assuming he survived vacation.
With a name like Simply The Best, Simply The Best better be the best. The guys are excited to find out.