NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Start times, TV channels, and live stream for Saturday

NBA Summer League Friday was a tough act to follow. Between the Suns, Kings and Lonzo Ball’s Lakers debut, there was enough energy-filled basketball to last lifetime.

But just like Daniel with the white vans, the NBA is back at it again on Saturday, this time with an eight-game slate that’ll have you back for more. And while every game is important, especially for you hoops fiends out there, there are a few Saturday night showdowns that you’ve got to see if you’re around at the time:

Between Lauri Markkanen, Denzel Valentine and Kris Dunn for the Bulls, and electrifying point guard Dennis Smith Jr. on the Mavericks, the midday matchup between Dallas and Chicago is one any basketball savant should have his eyes peeled for.

The Cavs have unsuccessfully tried to contact Irving, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Athletic, but he is not talking to anyone from the organization.

In Irving’s defense, he spent the past week in Asia promoting his new Nike Kyrie sneakers. You can see just how much fun he’s had on his Instagram account, where he showed the house that was built for him in Beijing.

But Irving has since returned stateside and has yet to communicate with Cavs management. And quite frankly, if he wanted to pick up the phone when new GM Koby Altman is calling, he would.

During his press conference introducing Altman on Wednesday, Gilbert tried to compare Irving’s trade request to that of Kobe Bryant, who demanded the Lakers trade him after their mediocre years Cheap Jerseys Bulk from 2004-07. Los Angeles denied his request and subsequently acquired Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Cheap Jerseys And Jordans before rattling off back-to-back NBA championships.

Andre Roberson hugged Thunder media before addressing NBA trade deadline confusion

Andre Roberson caused a real stir in the hours before the NBA’s trade deadline on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard was seen hugging coaches after a team film session earlier in the morning. That signaled to reporters that he may have been traded. But as the deadline came and went, Roberson stayed with the Thunder.

Roberson first played in on the joke on social media, and continued on Saturday, as he hugged media members and then addressed the confusion of it all on Friday.

“[The hug ordeal] was actually pretty funny,” said Roberson. “I went back to the locker room and checked my phone and my agent called me. I was getting all these tweets and my phone was blowing up.”

Carroll has taken a several parting shots at the Raptors on his way out the door, telling the Toronto Sun the team’s style of play was too isolation-heavy and pointing to a lack of trust as a major issue in the locker room: “This year, I feel like a lot of guys didn’t trust each other and a lot of guys, they didn’t feel like other guys could produce or (be) given the opportunity, so there was a lot of lack of trust on our team, so that’s what hindered us from going (as far as they wanted to go).”

Former NBA players and ESPN analysts Stephen Jackson and Paul Pierce discussed Carroll’s comments with host Rachel Nichols on Wednesday’s edition of “The Jump,” and well, they had a Cheap Jerseys Bulk lot Cheap Jerseys And Hats to say. Pierce offered a simple response.