Las Vegas Summer League Studs and Duds Part 1: The Studs

Glen Rice Jr.

The 2014 Las Vegas Summer League was one of the most anticipated Summer Leagues in recent memory. Why you ask? No, it wasn’t to see the Terribmento Kings (yes, that’s what I will be calling the Kings) miraculously come out victorious Very simply, it was the 2014 NBA Draft class. The class that is meant to deliver several franchise players, Continue Reading →

The Case For — Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas

Much like Utah’s Enes Kanter, Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas was an underrated European big man coming into last season. Also like Kanter, who I profiled here, the big Lithuanian failed to deliver on his considerable hype and potential, disappointing scores of fantasy owners across the world. In another similarity to Kanter, Valanciunas ramped up his level of play as the season Continue Reading →

The Case For — Enes Kanter

Enes Kanter

Without much hesitation, I can say that Enes Kanter, the Utah Jazz’s fourth-year centre, was one of last season’s biggest disappointments, from both a fantasy perspective as well as real-life. Before the 2013-14 season kicked off, I had Kanter pegged as a sleeper prospect, someone who was going to breakout and bring fantasy glory to his respective owners. Obviously, I Continue Reading →

Fantasy Basketball Podcast Episode 70: Summer League Y’All

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In episode 70 of the Red Rock Fantasy Basketball Podcast, I’m joined by Heath Tudor in his first go around as a co-host and we break down the action of both the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. Heath and I answer a couple of questions about Kevin Love, Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee and then get into the meat of the podcast, the Summer Continue Reading →

Fantasy Basketball Dynasty Rankings — 2014-15

DeMarcus Cousins

Early on in this offseason, I posted my initial fantasy basketball rankings — the Red Rock 150. Obviously, since free agency and the draft have now taken place, there will be changes to those ranks, which will come later on this year. For now though, I’m targeting the hardcore fantasy players and presenting the first edition of the Red Rock Fantasy Continue Reading →

The Case Against — Michael Carter-Williams

Michael Carter-Williams

Throughout the offseason, I, along with Matt Smith, have written some articles highlighting guys that we are high on for this upcoming season — Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and DeMarre Carroll. You can find the archives for those stories here. But here, I’m gong to go in the opposite direction and talk about a guy that I will be avoiding Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Summer League Day 10 — It’s Donatas Motiejunas’ World And We’re Just Living In It

Donatas Motiejunas

Well, the two semi-finals of the Las Vegas Summer League were played today, leaving us now with just two teams to compete in tomorrow’s final. On the back of another big performance from Donatas Motiejunas, the Houston Rockets will take on the Sacramento Kings for the somewhat meaningless title of Summer League champion. Day Nine — Sunday July 20th Winners Donatas Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Summer League Day 9 — Winners And Losers

Glen Rice Jr

As festivities begin to wind down in Las Vegas, and the Summer League edges towards to naming a champion, we are still getting a number of eye-opening performances as well as thrilling finishes, including Glen Rice Jr.’s monster game in a triple-overtime victory for the Wizards. Day Eight — Saturday July 19th Winners Tim Hardaway Jr. — It was a Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Summer League Day 7 — Winners And Losers

Russ Smith

The NBA’s version of the Sweet Sixteen was played out today and some interesting performances were had by a number of players. Second-round draft choice Russ Smith of the Pelicans showed once again that he can be a NBA player in the not-too-distant future. Day Seven — Thursday July 17th Winners Russ Smith — Smith, in addition to scoring 19 Continue Reading →

Las Vegas Summer League Day 6 — Winners And Losers

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With the tournament portion of the Las Vegas Summer League kicking into action Wednesday, it’s time to look back at the great, and not-so-great performances from Day Six in the desert, including a novel use of a 6’11″ point guard in the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo. Day Six — Wednesday July 16th Winners Gorgui Dieng — Dieng had his best Summer Continue Reading →