The summer Pacers are back in action this afternoon at 3:00PM EDT when they take on the Utah Jazz summer replica in Orlando. The Jazz will trot out rookie PG Eric Maynor who was in the discussion for the Pacers' first round pick. Here's more on the summer Jazz roster.
You can catch the action streaming live today from the Magic's summer league site. Please drop by with your comments on the game while watching so you can keep me updated. I'll struggle to see much of this one.
After the jump, a few links of interest:
NBA salary cap drops to $57.7 million for '09-10
The NBA salary cap has been set for next season at $57.7 million and more importantly the luxury tax threshold is $69.92 which matches most estimates and leaves the Pacers with the $8 million they expected to have availble this summer.
Time to pick it up
Mike Wells lays out the stark reality facing Larry Bird which will make any trades or free agent signings this summer difficult.
NBA memo: Prepare for lower cap in 2010-11 - ESPN
Marc Stein looks at the impact of the reduced salary cap this year and next.
In NBA, hunt for bargains is on
Chris Colston reports on the NBA free agent market. With the salaries down players are looking for other benefits like say, a winning team.
Bob Kravitz: Bird wants players, and any color will do
Bob Kravitz delves into the racial makeup of the Pacers' current roster with comments from Larry Bird who obviously couldn't care less about the perceptions of anyone else. What I found interesting was that Bird revealed his draft thoughts had the deal with Chicago gone through. Ty Lawson was his choice if Hansbrough was not available and later in the first round he was looking at Sam Young or Wayne Ellington.
James Harden, Tyler Hansbrough impress in summer league
AP report from Orlando on the impressions made by Harden and Hansbrough.
PACERS: Hibbert, Hansbrough spark victory
David Benner reports on the action from Orlando for Pacers.com
PBN | More summer fun
Sam Amico continues reporting his observations from Orlando.
Orlando Summer League: Day 2 | NBADraft.net
Jason Stone reports on the games from Orlando.
No longer in a Rush, game flowing smoothly
Bruno's latest Caught in the Web looks at Brandon Rush's developing game.