Game 2 from Orlando has the Indiana Pacers summer league team taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder which should provide plenty of interesting action. A couple of players with local ties played for the Thunder in their win over Orlando yesterday. Former IU Hoosier, D.J. White appeared to have a solid outing scoring 13 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in 32 minutes of PT. Former Hoosier and Pike Red Devil, Robert Vaden scored a bucket in his 7 minutes of burn. The Thunder also have Russell Westbrook, James Harden, B.J. Mullens and Shaun Livingston running with them this summer.
As for the Pacers, it will be intersting to see if Leo Lyons and/or Aaron Jackson get some run tonight. Jim O'Brien mentioned that one of the 13 players was hurt although he didn't specify who. I was assuming he was splitting up game time for the free agents so Jackson and Lyons would get a look tonight. I guess we'll find out tonight.
You can catch the action streaming live tonight at 7:00PM EDT from the Magic's summer league site. Please drop by with your comments on the game while watching. Dante & Galante ought to be in rare form delivering their "analysis" in near delirium since this will be their third game of the night.
After the jump, a few links of interest including plenty of interest in Tyler Hansbrough's first game without wearing the Tar Heel baby blues.
- Pacers.com Summer League Central gathers up all of the Pacers info from Orlando.
2009 Orlando Pro Summer League, Day 1
Third Quarter Collapse was on the scene for day one of the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League and spoke with Jim O'Brien and Larry Bird after the Pacers' game yesterday.
- Josh McRoberts with JMV yesterday (audio)
- Lester Conner talks summer League with Kravitz & Eddie (audio)
Tyler Hansbrough Gets a Taste of the NBA Court - TrueHoop
Ross Siler reports from Orlando on Hansbrough's first summer league game for the Pacers.
"I can probably score 30 points in an NBA game and someone would still question whether I can play in the league or not, so I don't care," Hansbrough said. "I'm not out to satisfy other people." He is not the highest-drafted rookie in Orlando this week -- that distinction belongs to Oklahoma City's James Harden -- but Hansbrough might be the featured attraction.
Tyler Hansbrough Makes Pacers Debut -- NBA FanHouse
Tim Povtak reports on Hansbrough's summer league debut for The Fanhouse.
HoopsHype - Hansbrough's debut a hit
John Denton offers up his take on the Pacers win and Hansbrough's debut.
Hansbrough Takes His First NBA Steps - HOOPSWORLD
Tommy Beer reports on Hansbrough's debut including a little insight to the minor dust up with Marreese Speights.
PBN | Summer madness
Sam Amico from ProBasketballNews.com offers his thoughts from Orlando and also came away impressed with Hansbrough.