Articles by Sam Amico

Italian wing Gentile headed to Rockets camp

Italian swingman and former second-round draft pick Alessandro Gentile will attend training camp with the Houston Rockets, he said in an exclusive interview with BasketNet.

Undrafted big man Lee signs with Heat

Undrafted free agent forward Marcus Lee has signed a training camp contract with the Miami Heat, the team announced in a press release. Lee is 6-foot-9 and began his college career at Kentucky before finishing at California last season. After not getting drafted, he appeared in seven games with with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ summer team […]

Bucks intend to bring Wood to training camp

Free-agent center Christian Wood was the the Milwaukee Bucks’ best player at the Las Vegas summer league and the team will now bring him to training camp, according to Shams Charania of Stadium and Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wood is 6-foot-11 and went undrafted out of UNLV in 2015. He has played […]

Jazz waive Stockton, who’s headed to Germany

The Utah Jazz have waived guard David Stockton, according to a report from Shams Charania of Stadium. Stockton is the son of Hall-of-Famer and Jazz legend John Stockton. The move comes as no surprise, as David Stockton has already signed with German club Medi Bayreuth. Stockton, 27, went undrafted out of Gonzaga in 2014. He signed […]

Poll: Are LeBron James, Lakers a playoff team?

LeBron James. Rajon Rondo. Michael Beasley. Lance Stephenson. And you can even throw in JaVale McGee. Those are the veterans the Lakers have added to an otherwise young core. Of course, no one would care about the other additions, or be wondering how good the Lakers could be, if it weren’t for LeBron. As we’ve […]

Cavaliers projected to finish 11th in East

ESPN released its summer forecast this week and not surprisingly, isn’t real keen on the Cavaliers. In fact, the website predicted LeBron James’ departure for the Los Angeles Lakers will basically turn the four-time defending Eastern Conference champions to basketball mush. More specifically, ESPN has the Cavs tabbed to finish 11th in the East and miss […]

Muhammad closing in on new deal with Bucks

Free-agent swingman Shabazz Muhammad has agreed to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Per Matt Velasquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the deal is not officially done. Once it is, Muhammad will still have to compete for a roster spot in training camp, Velazquez added. Muhammad, 25, […]

Crawford signs camp deal with Grizzlies

Undrafted guard Markel Crawford has signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies to attend training camp, as HoopsRumors noted. Crawford is 6-foot-4 and played his college ball at Mississippi. The Memphis product played for the Grizzlies’ summer team after going undrafted. “It means a lot … for me to be playing with a real grit-and-grind team […]

NBA scouts ‘amazed’ by Kentucky big man Richards

Kentucky big man Nick Richards garnered lots of interest from NBA scouts during the team’s recent Bahamas trip, according to Wildcats coach John Calipari. “The scouts are amazed with Nick,” Calipari said, via Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog. “They’re looking at Nick, saying wait a minute, and he’s way better than he was. And he’s 7-foot. […]

Kings select Ellis as coach of G-League affiliate

The Sacramento Kings are hiring Tyrone Ellis to coach their G-League affiliate in Stockton, Calif., according to Marc Spears of ESPN’s The Undefeated. The story was first reported by The Daily Courier out of Prescott, Arizona, back on August 1. The Kings are expected to officially announce the hiring this week, Spears noted. Ellis was […]

Thunder sign Davis to two-way contract

Undrafted Texas A&M center Tyler Davis has agreed to a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Davis is 6-foot-10. He attended Plano West (Texas) High School and plays for the Puerto Rican national team in international competition. He averaged 14.9 points and 8.9 rebounds for the Aggies […]