• The Summer League from Las Vegas came to an end on Monday evening as the undefeated Chicago Bulls took on the rising Wolves from Minnesota. Could MVP Tyus Jones carry the Wolves for one more game or would the Bulls continue their run towards a perfect Summer League record? Here’s Tuesday’s daily dish.

    Monday Whispers

    The Summer League finale was one for the ages with elite performers on both teams, an overtime session and a buzzer beating game winner.

    The Bulls outlasted the Wolves in overtime and completed a perfect Las Vegas Summer League with an 84-82 win over the Wolves. The Bulls were led by Bobby Portis who scored 26 points and added 10 rebounds.

    Jerian Grant also contributed a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds and was named Summer League finals MVP.

    It was rookie Denzel Washington’s winner at the buzzer which allowed the Bulls to wrap their Summer League record at a perfect 7-0. Although Washington was limited to only seven points on 3-of-10 shooting, he made the basket that counted at the end and this can only be viewed as a positive for a rookie heading into his first training camp.

    The Wolves were led by Summer League MVP Tyus Jones who chipped in a game high 27 points to go along with seven assists. Forward Adrien Payne also chipped in 22 points and a game-high 16 rebounds.

    Congratulations to the Bulls on a perfect run in Las Vegas Summer League action.

    In other NBA news, LeBron James informed the Cavs of his intention to re-sign with them, however, he gave no details on when that would happen. LeBron has earned the right to work on his terms after the season he just turned in.

    The Thunder rescinded their qualifying offer to Dion Waiters making him an unrestricted free agent. Rumors have Waiters possibly leaving the Thunder for greener pastures with either the Nets or Sixers and by greener we obviously mean the $$$ kind.

    That does it for Summer League action and now comes the time when an NBA fan really ponders what to do with his/her time. Luckily training camp is only approximately six weeks away. We also have some Olympic basketball action to look forward to. Maybe it won’t be so quiet after all.

    I’m @radiomunoz and that does it for another tasty dish. Keep it locked on hoop-ball.com and follow @hoopballtweets for the most up to date coverage on breaking NBA developments.

     

Fantasy News

  • Donovan Mitchell
    SG, Utah Jazz

    Donovan Mitchell did his best to carry the Jazz in Monday's 117-126 loss to the Rockets with 36 points on 14-of-25 shooting to go with three boards, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers.

    Mitchell tried to keep the Jazz in the game and the lack of numbers outside of scoring were due to the fact that no one on the Jazz had it going on offense besides him and Bojan Bogdanovic. The good news is that he kept up his efficiency with his high-volume scoring tonight. The rest of the stats will trickle in soon.

  • Rudy Gobert
    C, Utah Jazz

    Rudy Gobert double-doubled on Monday with 12 points and 14 rebounds to go with a steal and two blocks.

    Gobert did his best against a Rockets offense that sought to drag him out on the perimeter. He was still able to grab double-digit boards, but he didn't look comfortable all game against Houston's small ball lineups.

  • Joe Ingles
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Joe Ingles started on Monday, but his shot was off as he scored seven points on 2-of-8 shooting to go with two rebounds, six assists and a 3-pointer.

    Ingles drew the start again on Monday, but was off the mark with his shot again. He's getting enough minutes to keep up his top-100 play, but he just isn't producing as of now. He's worth holding on to for a few more games as he was too good prior to this stretch to let go of after a few bad nights. Mike Conley () had a decent stretch as well, but the bench role will severely limit his upside. It's hard to imagine a world where both players produce high level fantasy lines.

  • Bojan Bogdanovic
    SF, Utah Jazz

    Bojan Bogdanovic was one of the few Jazz players to hit any shots on Monday, scoring 30 points on 10-of-18 shooting to go with one rebound, two assists and seven 3-pointers.

    Bogdanovic was able to put up his usual scoring numbers alongside Donvoan Mitchell. He'll continue to be a solid source of points and triples.

  • Eric Gordon
    SG, Houston Rockets

    Eric Gordon drew the start on Monday and responded by setting a new career-high with 50 points on 14-of-22 shooting (16-of-20 FTs) to go with six rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and six 3-pointers.

    Gordon was the trigger man tonight and did his best James Harden impersonation. The Jazz just couldn't stop him on the pick-and-roll dives and couple that with his hot shooting from deep and you have what may be his best game of the season. His value goes back to 3-point streaming specialist when the Rockets are healthy as Gordon usually doesn't handle the ball this much.

  • Danuel House
    PF, Houston Rockets

    Danuel House started and logged a game-high 45 minutes on Monday, scoring 21 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with 11 boards, two assists, five steals and two triples.

    House looked much more aggressive out there tonight on both ends of the floor, as displayed by his stocks. Maybe this game will snap him out of his cold spell as the Rockets desperately need him to stay this aggressive on offense.

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers started on Monday and scored a season-high 21 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and two triples.

    Rivers drew the start and was in attack mode from the beginning. He was comfortable out there as the main pick-and-roll ball handler, seeking out mismatches and attacking the rim. His fantasy value dips back to irrelevancy when either Russell Westbrook (rest) or James Harden (thigh) return, but his streaming appeal is there when either sits.

  • PJ Tucker
    SF, Houston Rockets

    P.J. Tucker scored nine points on 2-of-4 shooting to go with 10 boards, five dimes and a triple-one line on Monday.

    Tucker continues to play through his stinger, but his minutes were much lower than usual tonight as Coach D'Antoni ran a nine-man rotation. This is actually good news as Tucker can still provide a triple-one in around 30 minutes a night.

  • Kris Dunn
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    Kris Dunn was active as usual in the Bulls' 110-109 win over the Spurs on Monday as he produced 10 points (5-of-9 shooting), six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and one block in 35 minutes.

    Dunn played tough defense on DeMar DeRozan, though nothing seems to be able to stop him at this point. With Otto Porter Jr. out, Dunn has carved out a good role this season. Fantasy-wise, he's most valuable for his elite steals and decent assists. In fact, this marks six straight games with at least two steals for Dunn. Most fantasy teams could use an elite specialist like him.

  • Luke Kornet
    PF-C, Chicago Bulls

    Luke Kornet had a strong game on Monday in a win over the Spurs with 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting, nine rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

    Kornet has been hit-or-miss since he joined the starting lineup, mainly due to low minutes. In this game, however, he showed some of his Knicks magic from last season. He should have a handful of games left in the starting lineup, so if you're looking for some blocks and threes, give him a look. Thaddeus Young was solid in his starting effort as well, putting up 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists and a pair of threes in 29 minutes in the win.