Update 2:31 p.m.: Scott Suggs is playing summer league in Vegas with the Miami Heat
Former Huskies making headlines
Justin Holiday leads a pack of former Huskies who are making headlines while trying to earn a NBA roster spot by playing in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. After scoring just two points in his first summer league game with the Golden State Warriors, Holiday poured in back-to-back games of 26 and 29 points against the Phoenix Suns and LA Lakers. For the summer league season Holiday is shooting 54% from the field and 6/13 from three. Through four games he is averaging 18 points and six rebounds.
Two former UW big men are teaming up together on the LA Clippers in Jon Brockman and Aziz N'Diaye. Through four games, Brockman is averaging around 23 minutes a game, tallying almost 5 points and six rebounds per contest. N'Diaye has played just two games, scoring four points and grabbed four rebounds. The two posts would have been joined by CJ Wilcox but the rookie is resting a sore shoulder.
Matthew Bryan-Amaning has spent his summer in Las Vegas with the Portland Trailblazers. Through two games MBA has played just nine minutes and has failed to score or grab a rebound. Scott Suggs is playing with the Miami Heat, averaging 10.3 points through four games, including a 15 point performance yesterday against the Clippers. Suggs also played with the Orlando Magic during the Orlando Summer League, playing in two games while going 0/1 from the field.
Dawgs net new deals
Two former Huskies, Spencer Hawes and Isaiah Thomas, netted new deals during the NBA free agency period. Hawes was the first to sign, locking up a four year, $22.65 million contract with the LA Clippers. Hawes will join fellow Seattleite Jamal Crawford in LA, and if the Donald Sterling case is resolved, Hawes will be playing for Seattle native Steve Ballmer.
Isaiah Thomas became the newest member of the Phoenix Suns after a sign-and-trade deal gave him a four year deal with $27 million. Thomas averaged 20.3 points and 6.3 assists last season with the Sacramento Kings.
Murray stars at Seattle Pro-Am
UW commit and Rainier Beach H.S. star Dejounte Murray has made a name for himself through two weekends at the Seattle Pro-Am, averaging over 20 points through four games. Murray has teamed up with former UW star Tony Wroten for a assortment of highlight plays.
Besides Murray the Seattle Pro-Am has featured a list of former UW stars including Will Conroy, Tre Simmons, Bobby Jones, Mike Jensen, Tony Wroten and Spencer Hawes. Last weekend Conroy and Simmons teamed up to score 41 and 39 points respectively in a 119-111 win
The pro-am, which features Seattle's best basketball talent, is played every Saturday and Sunday with games starting at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for 18+ and free for 17 and under. Check out all the news and recaps from the first two weeks on the Seattle Pro-Am blog (You may see a familiar name in some of the by-lines).
Those who want to see the current Huskies in summer league action can check out the Northwest Collegiate Summer League at North Seattle Community College. Games are played Monday nights at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. and feature players from UW, Seattle U and other local college. Admission is free.
Which Husky will have the best NBA season in 2014-15? Which Huskies do you want to see on NBA rosters? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.