NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Times, TV channels, and live stream for Thursday in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Summer League’s single elimination tournament continues on Thursday with eight more games on the slate. Eight teams that had byes in the first round will all play as the home team in Round 2. The winners from each of Wednesday’s Round 1 advanced to face a team with a bye.

Waiters had reportedly been deciding between the Heat, the New York Knicks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season, Waiters averaged 15.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting, bouncing back from two subpar seasons with the Cavaliers and the Thunder.

Now, the Heat will have retained almost all of the roster that went 30-11 in the season’s second half, reversing their 11-30 first half record. While Miami probably isn’t a 55-win team the rate they were winning at during the final 41 games they are still led by one of the league’s sharpest coaches and surrounded by a lovable mismatch of talents that worked beautifully during February and March last year.

It’s a little strange that Waiters fits into that group, given how much his career had turned into a punchline for Twitter users. But the Heat have found ways to use him effectively, and that shouldn’t change for a player who’s still just 25 years old.

A former employee of the Atlanta Hawks is suing the basketball organization and another employee for treating entertainers and politicians visiting the Hawks differently based on race, according to a lawsuit filed this week.

Samuel Hayes, a former Security Operations Manager for the club, claims in the suit that there were different sets of security protocol for black and non-black entertainers who visited Philips Arena. Hayes said the protocol, when enforced differently, was to the detriment of black entertainers. Hayes also claimed he was fired because of his race.

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the latest victim of NBA restricted free agency

Van Gundy’s rash move may have been foolish we’ll see how Caldwell-Pope pans out, but renouncing valuable players you could still extract value from is usually a bad idea but it had a huge impact on how the player’s summer will wrap up. There are two routes: A one-year balloon contract with a team preserving cap space for 2017 (hello, Lakers) or a more reasonable, closer-to-market-value multi-year deal (perhaps with the Hawks).

Getting out of restricted free agency has its benefits. But Caldwell-Pope’s foray into the market was damaged heavily already. What a weird system.

There’s good and there’s bad, one agent who recently had a client sign a two-way contract told me. On one hand, when teams are looking to make call-ups, you’re locked into the one team. But on the other, if the team really likes you, you have to do anything you can to get your foot in the door.

It cements in place the opportunity to have guys in a development situation where they really are connected to the NBA organization and affiliate organization, Kent Lacob, general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors, told me. It really provides more synergy and opportunity for guys to be integrated into both. I think that aids in the development of not just improving as a player, but specifically catered to the system, and the culture, and the team that they’re with.

Likewise, Rio Grande Valley Vipers head coach Matt Brase told me he sees the two-way contract as an awesome new addition.

Last year’s free agency was centered around whether Kevin Durant would stay with Russell Westbrook or bolt for the Bay Area. This summer, on the other hand, has a wider variety of players that can make moves and create the chaos NBA fans long to see. While Durant is again a free agent, it’s known he plans to re-sign with Golden State, so we can’t expect much drama there.

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