Go Back   Fighting Illini Forums > Sports > General Sports Talk

Illini Pro Basketball Thread

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old Jul 6, 2017, 10:25 AM   #26
Poe's Law
Posts: 294
NBA Summer League - Illini Players

I looked through the player list and only found two Illini: Brandon Paul and Malcolm Hill. It looks like BP3 might be playing his way into a contract (linkbelow for the sceptics). Malcolm isn't getting a ton of playing time so far (< 10 min per game).

I'm a little surprised Egwu isn't on a roster somewhere.


https://writingillini.com/2017/07/06...summer-league/
Poe's Law is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 11:19 AM   #27
peoriabball13
Posts: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by Poe's Law View Post
I looked through the player list and only found two Illini: Brandon Paul and Malcolm Hill. It looks like BP3 might be playing his way into a contract (linkbelow for the sceptics). Malcolm isn't getting a ton of playing time so far (< 10 min per game).

I'm a little surprised Egwu isn't on a roster somewhere.


https://writingillini.com/2017/07/06...summer-league/
Yes been stat checking the last few days. B Paul w 20 points yesterday on 6 made threes. I wish the Bulls would take a chance on him. Then again the Bulls would probably trade the three new building blocks (Lavine, Dunn, and Markannen) for him as well as sending cash and future draft picks.
peoriabball13 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 12:01 PM   #28
Adnarel
Banned
Posts: 76
I think Egwu is doing alright for himself in New Zealand. Last I heard, he'd put somebody's eye out (this was a while ago).
Adnarel is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 01:04 PM   #29
Johnny Lawrence
Posts: 533
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adnarel View Post
I think Egwu is doing alright for himself in New Zealand. Last I heard, he'd put somebody's eye out (this was a while ago).
Like literally?
Johnny Lawrence is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 01:17 PM   #30
ChazzReinhold
Mom! The Meatloaf!
ChazzReinhold's Avatar
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adnarel View Post
I think Egwu is doing alright for himself in New Zealand. Last I heard, he'd put somebody's eye out (this was a while ago).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Lawrence View Post
Like literally?
They nicknamed him "Red Ryder."
ChazzReinhold is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 01:30 PM   #31
jcgoldie
jcgoldie's Avatar
Location: Alton, IL
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChazzReinhold View Post
They nicknamed him "Red Ryder."
jcgoldie is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 01:35 PM   #32
Adnarel
Banned
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Lawrence View Post
Like literally?
Literally. The guy ended up being okay and I think some light was made of it, but yeah, he literally poked somebody's eye out of its socket. The guy who it happened to had some funny quote about it; something to the effect of "things didn't look quite right," or something.
Adnarel is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 02:35 PM   #33
Johnny Lawrence
Posts: 533
Quote:
Originally Posted by Adnarel View Post
Literally. The guy ended up being okay and I think some light was made of it, but yeah, he literally poked somebody's eye out of its socket. The guy who it happened to had some funny quote about it; something to the effect of "things didn't look quite right," or something.
He clearly sees there's more to life than basketball.
Johnny Lawrence is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 04:12 PM   #34
westcoastillini
westcoastillini's Avatar
Posts: 1,547
Summer league standouts (BP)

nba summer league notables; Brandon Paul is listed:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.baske...standouts/amp/
westcoastillini is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 05:36 PM   #35
7yearillini
Posts: 426
May have already been mentioned on here but I noticed B.Cook on a roster in Ice Cube's 3v3 traveling project.
7yearillini is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 07:02 PM   #36
TCTORNADO
Posts: 9,591
Quote:
Originally Posted by westcoastillini View Post
nba summer league notables; Brandon Paul is listed:

https://www.google.com/amp/www.baske...standouts/amp/
Brandon Paul is about to make some serious coin.
TCTORNADO is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 6, 2017, 07:36 PM   #37
westcoastillini
westcoastillini's Avatar
Posts: 1,547
Quote:
Originally Posted by TCTORNADO View Post
Brandon Paul is about to make some serious coin.
He should have made it last year
westcoastillini is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11, 2017, 08:06 AM   #38
illinihawk16
Former Lurker
illinihawk16's Avatar
Location: Chicago
Posts: 449
https://twitter.com/EricPincus/statu...34041986805760

He seems to be a Lakers insider, but sounds like BP3 may get a contract with the Cavs. Other tweets implicate a possible two-way contract where he spends most of his time in the G-League with the Canton Charge. We shall see...

__________________
I box out on free throws
illinihawk16 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11, 2017, 06:13 PM   #39
OneTime3
Posts: 473
Happy for Paul, I was at Illinois while he was there, always struck me as having "NBA" athleticism. More than any player we have had since his departure really.
OneTime3 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11, 2017, 07:27 PM   #40
TriCityBurbs
Posts: 358
Brandon has left the Cavs summer league, and all the signs are pointing toward that he has signed a deal with the Mavs!!! So happy if this is true for Brandon, watching him these past 2 weeks has been impressive, guy has been the best player on the court in all the games he has been in.
TriCityBurbs is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11, 2017, 07:52 PM   #41
IanKEvans2
IanKEvans2's Avatar
Posts: 2,780
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriCityBurbs View Post
Brandon has left the Cavs summer league, and all the signs are pointing toward that he has signed a deal with the Mavs!!! So happy if this is true for Brandon, watching him these past 2 weeks has been impressive, guy has been the best player on the court in all the games he has been in.
So to clarify, he left the Cavaliers summer league team and signed a pro-deal with the Dallas Mavericks?

__________________
A therapist and a computer engineer, completely unqualified to review films, review films:
Double Feature Film Reviews


Ask. Listen. Save.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
IanKEvans2 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 11, 2017, 09:33 PM   #42
TriCityBurbs
Posts: 358
Quote:
Originally Posted by IanKEvans2 View Post
So to clarify, he left the Cavaliers summer league team and signed a pro-deal with the Dallas Mavericks?
Played for Mavs last week, turns out he hasn't signed yet but is taking a break from basketball after so much play and travel recently
TriCityBurbs is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 12, 2017, 09:13 PM   #43
KrushCow31
Former Krush Cow
KrushCow31's Avatar
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 361
Brandon Paul also tweeted this in response to him leaving because he was "playing too much basketball"... Sooo
Attached Thumbnails (click for larger image)
(225.1 KB, 315 views)
 
KrushCow31 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 08:52 AM   #44
IlliniJim20
Posts: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by TriCityBurbs View Post
Brandon has left the Cavs summer league, and all the signs are pointing toward that he has signed a deal with the Mavs!!! So happy if this is true for Brandon, watching him these past 2 weeks has been impressive, guy has been the best player on the court in all the games he has been in.
For those less informed on these issues, are summer teams just free agents, except for recently drafted rookies?

I guess I am surprised what BP3 did happens. I figured he had a contract with Cleveland, at least through training camp or until cut

__________________
IlliniJim20 is online now Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 10:24 AM   #45
Fulton County Illini
Posts: 7
Brandon Paul just signed with the Spurs...crowded back-court so be tough to hang on there through training camp
Fulton County Illini is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 10:29 AM   #46
soupy17
soupy17's Avatar
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 852
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fulton County Illini View Post
Brandon Paul just signed with the Spurs...crowded back-court so be tough to hang on there through training camp
They also renounced the rights to Jonathan Simmons today, so maybe they're looking at Brandon to help fill his role.

__________________
Illini Motorsports - THIS IS ILL
soupy17 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 11:23 AM   #47
ballislife17
ballislife17's Avatar
Posts: 350
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fulton County Illini View Post
Brandon Paul just signed with the Spurs...crowded back-court so be tough to hang on there through training camp
Woj reported it being a guaranteed deal, so I don't think he has to worry about being cut


http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/1...ted-free-agent
https://twitter.com/IAmDPick/status/885515902934016004

__________________
Tate was underrated

Last edited by Dan; Jul 13, 2017 at 02:10 PM.
ballislife17 is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 11:45 AM   #48
BananaShampoo
Captain 'Paign
BananaShampoo's Avatar
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 9,739
Quote:
Originally Posted by ballislife17 View Post
Woj reported it being a guaranteed deal, so I don't think he has to worry about being cut
Awesome for Brandon! He'll obviously get great coaching there. Hope he can make his mark on a winning team.

__________________
C-U/UIUC Historian and Lover of all Things Illini
BananaShampoo is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 11:57 AM   #49
FiveStar
Location: Austin
Posts: 1,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by ballislife17 View Post
Woj reported it being a guaranteed deal, so I don't think he has to worry about being cut
I know have a reason to watch all those spurs games I get in market!
FiveStar is offline Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13, 2017, 02:04 PM   #50
illiniknight
Posts: 1,191
Nice to see him get a chance after all the work he put in. Good luck Brandon!
illiniknight is offline Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools

Forum Jump