The NBA summer leagues were created, in part, for players like Marcus Smart and Dante Exum. The first-round picks from the 2014 draft — Exum at No. 5 and Smart at No. 6 — were both considered talents that would need some refining. They finished their rookie seasons as starters, but combined they barely averaged 10 points.
Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin urged Wisconsin lawmakers on Monday to pass legislation that would put taxpayers on the hook for half the cost of a new $500 million arena, saying the project would be an economic boon and keep the team in the state.
Through seven years in Memphis, Marc Gasol has embodied the Grizzlies' "Grit-n-Grind" mantra as much as anyone. So when it finally game time for Gasol to hit the open market, it was no surprise that no other team had a chance.