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NBA Lockout League: 40+ NBA Players to play in Vegas

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by tchou, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. tchou

    tchou Contributing Member

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    Didn't know if this was posted somewhere. Please delete if duplicate:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/sports/basketball/nba-lockout-league-set-to-tip-off-in-las-vegas.html

     
  2. Johndoe804

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    All our lockout league squad would need is a big man to roam the paint.
     
  3. RedRedemption

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    Well. We might finally win a championship after all!
     
  4. tofu--

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    I'm starving for any basketball at this point-- and honestly this league sounds like a good one.
     
  5. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    These are the guys I've seen mentioned so far:

    1 Chauncey Billups
    2 John Wall
    3 Zach Randolph
    4 Stephen Jackson
    5 Shawne Williams
    6 Iman Shumpert
    7 Kyle Lowry
    8 Chuck Hayes
    9 Chase Budinger
    10 Courtney Lee
    11 Mo Williams
    12 DeAndre Jordan
    13 Al-Farouq Aminu
    14 J. J. Hickson
    15 Eric Maynor
    16 Al Harrington
    17 Jermaine O’Neal
    18 Jared Dudley
    19 Stephen Curry
    20 Tayshaun Prince
    21 Austin Daye
    22 DeMar DeRozan

    EDIT: Adding players...

    23 Rudy Gay
    24 Marreese Speights
    25 Dahntay Jones
    26 Omri Casspi
    27 C.J. Watson
    28 Ryan Gomes
    29 James Anderson
    30 Avery Bradley
    31 Melvin Ely
    32 Armon Johnson
    33 Iman Shumpert
    34 Kawhi Leonard
    35 Jimmy Butler
    36 Jordan Williams
    37 Malcolm Lee
    38 Josh Selby
    39 Trey Thompkins
    40 Travis Leslie
    41 Shelvin Mack
     
    #5 JuanValdez, Sep 6, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
  6. Ricksmith

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    I wish Deandre Jordan could play on the Rockets' team so we could see what it would be like with a real center holding down the paint and Chuck moving back to PF.
     
  7. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Assumed 40+ meant 40 and up (ex-players). LOL on me... lol on me.
     
  8. JuanValdez

    JuanValdez Contributing Member

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    I took Blake Griffin off my list (and put Aminu on) because it sounds like he's not going to play any basketball until the season is back on. I'd guess he wants to avoid injury, considering his history.

    http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/...os-angeles-clippers-teammates-las-vegas-games

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    ...The question remains as to whether last season's Rookie of the Year, Blake Griffin, will join his teammates in Sin City.

    Griffin's agent, Sam Goldfeder, told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday that Griffin is not scheduled to play as of right now, but that could change.

    Griffin, who first donned a Clippers uniform two summers ago during the Las Vegas Summer League with NBA commissioner David Stern watching from a courtside seat, has largely avoided the pickup game circuit that featured NBA stars playing in small gyms across the country this summer during the work stoppage.

    Rather than play in L.A.'s fabled Drew League, Griffin secured an internship at Funny Or Die, the comedy website co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Later in the summer Griffin returned to his alma mater for Oklahoma's "Legends Alumni Game," but instead of playing in the exhibition, he merely threw up the ceremonial tipoff to begin the game's second half and watched from the stands.[/rquoter]
     

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