O.J. Mayo holds a press conference, doesn't really commit to a school, and a sneaker war rages on. He has told some reporters USC is his first choice, but Kansas State and Florida are reportedly still in the mix.
Can Martell Webster and Brandon Roy play together? In their first attempt, Webster had 29, Roy had 12 points and 8 assists, both shot better than 50% from the floor, and the summer league Blazers lost to the Rockets.
Marc Stein is all over summer league, says Martell Webster was the best player in the gym, Steve Novak was the best rookie, Andrea Bargnani looked impressive, and Mike James was all over in the stands chatting with executives from the Mavericks, the Rockets, and the Timberwolves.
More game reports: Randy Foye was great in a loss, Ron Artest didn't play, and there's a guy called Cornellius McFadgon.
Raves about Brandon Roy's performance.
If you are watching summer league, and can deliver resports to TrueHoop, please e-mail me.
This is not about basketball: Seriously good Italy World Cup blog, from a TrueHoop reader and longtime friend of mine. He's been flying all over the world to watch Italy his entire life. He's got the blue down in there deep somewhere. TrueAzzurri.
Not content with Sebastian Telfair, Delonte West, Tony Allen, and Rajon Rondo to play point guard, the Celtics signed Allan Ray. This is a great chance to show you, once again, the horribly disgusting video of Ray getting his eye poked out. That's a lot of ball-handlers for a team that's rumored to want Allen Iverson too.
Mike Wise: The Wizards a special coach for defense, and some players who can play defense.
BlogaBull: Signing Ben Wallace wasn't the right move, but it was the best move.
Judge says Hawks can't sign any free agents to contracts longer than a year, although negotiations already underway (like, reportedly, those with Speedy Claxton) are exempted. This ownership mess could leave scars almost forever.
How did Adam Morrison score in the intrasquad scrimmage? Point guard Kevin Burleson tells Rick Bonner: "It was basically every way to score: A fade off of one foot ... a turnaround (jump shot) off the post ... a deep 3-pointer ... a running floater. ... Then a whole different post move. ... The best word is `array.' ''
Why so few female coaches in the WNBA? (Scroll down a little.)
You knew we'd learn this at some point... so, what was in Eddie Griffin's DVD player?
This story was on TrueHoop ages ago, and now it's in the Wine Spectator: Gregg Popovich, winemaker. One of my favorite beat writers, Brian Windhorst, is on SportsBloggersLive, and so was "Big Oily" Oleksiy Pecherov.