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The Starting 5: Summer League Heats Up

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The Starting 5: A look at some of the best hoops content from around the Internet 

1. NBA Summer League 2015: Top 5 Takeaways from Tuesday – Josh Martin, Bleacher Report 

As they typically are, Bleacher Report is on top of every detail surrounding anything and everything NBA basketball. And with the NBA’s Summer League officially underway, B/R mentioned many things to look out for in upcoming games. Aaron Gordon, Troy Daniels and Rodney Hood are just some of the names mentioned in this article. With the NBA championship seemingly only in recent memory, B/R is already digging into the 2015-16 season!

2. Report: Clippers trying to get Jordan to back out of deal – Steve DelVecchio, YardBarker

While many believed that DeAndre Jordan was going to be a Dallas Maverick, Marc Stein reported that he’s still a free agent, and the Los Angeles Clippers still wish to pursue him back to LA. Jordan was offered top dollar to be a Maverick, so obviously there has to be a lot of money talk in the works. And possibly the potential opportunity to play with Paul Pierce has Jordan eyeing a change of heart.

3. Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis uncertain for Summer League due to hip tightness – Brett Pollakoff, ProBasketballTalk

Kristaps Porzingis was booed as he walked across the stage on NBA draft night just a few short weeks ago. Now, with all fans itching to see how he debuts in the NBA Summer League, many Knicks fans are learning that a hip injury may slow down his start with the team. Time will tell of the injury’s severity, but this explores the details behind a report that Kristaps’ brother Janis revealed in a recent interview.

4. Free-agent roundup: Lakers and Kings move on, Rox and Raps D up, Knicks and Stuckey stay course – Dan Devine, Ball Don’t Lie

Dan Devine has everything on NBA free agency, and as he explains in his opening paragraph, most of the big names have agreed to terms for contracts. Roy Hibbert will be joining the Los Angeles Lakers, and for a man that’s looking to revitalize his career, there’s arguably no better place to do it. Plus with the addition of reigning Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams, the Lakers are looking to turn the page from their poor 2014-15 campaign. Need us not forget the addition of D’Angelo Russell.

5. 2015 Orlando Summer League Preview – Ed Isaacson, Hoops Habit

Before the Summer League in Las Vegas that many basketball fans have come to love, there’s the Orlando Summer League. Many rookies are looking to make headlines and showcase their skills, while many are hoping to impress any kind of coach that could potentially keep their NBA dreams alive. It’s a terrific tradition for basketball and many will be playing extremely hard. Ed Isaacson breaks down every single roster for the Orlando Summer League in this excellent piece.

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