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Duke in the NBA: Trent Jr. Again Offers Helping Hand as Blazers Advance

As the Las Vegas Summer League dwindled its remaining field to four teams on Sunday, Gary Trent Jr. further embraced his sixth-man role to help fuel his squad’s unbeaten streak. Former Duke Blue Devil Gary Trent Jr. is on an official quest to make fools out of all the teams that let him slip into […] Duke in the NBA: Trent Jr. Again Offers Helping Hand as Blazers Advance - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 15, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Carter Jr. Controls Glass in Final Summer Appearance

Wendell Carter Jr. continued to put his talents on display during NBA Summer League play on Sunday after Jabari Parker inked a two-year deal with his team. Former Duke Blue Devil Jabari Parker agreed to a two-year deal worth $40 million with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. A few hours later, his soon-to-be teammate and […] Duke in the NBA: Carter Jr. Controls Glass in Final Summer Appearance - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 14, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Jefferson Leads All in Rebounds, Giles Rests, Jones Struggles

The NBA Summer League campaigns of three former Blue Devils came to an end on Friday night during consolation games in Las Vegas. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Amile Jefferson entered Friday night’s contest against the Denver Nuggets as the leading rebounder across all players participating in the NBA Summer League. By securing nine boards during his team’s 83-71 […] Duke in the NBA: Jefferson Leads All in Rebounds, Giles Rests, Jones Struggles - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 13, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Gary Trent Jr. Continues to Contribute for Unbeaten Blazers

During the Portland Trail Blazers’ opening knockout-round game of the Las Vegas Summer League on Thursday night, Gary Trent Jr. once again came off the bench to help propel his undefeated squad into the quarterfinals. As he did last season for the Duke Blue Devils, Gary Trent Jr. is starting to show his new team that he […] Duke in the NBA: Gary Trent Jr. Continues to Contribute for Unbeaten Blazers - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Duke Basketball Report Jul 12, 2018
Grayson Allen Winning Utah Fans Over

Grayson Allen Winning Utah Fans Over

When he’s on your team he's hard to dislike. As we expected, Grayson Allen has quickly won over Jazz fans. Take this guy, who really likes what he sees. “Allen has been whipping the ball around creating more offense for his teammates than I expected. He makes great passes too. The ball goes where it need to and in a place that’s easy for his teammates to catch and finish. It’s fun to watch! “Allen has been whipping the ball around creating more offense for his teammates than I expected. He makes great passes too. The ball goes where it need to and in a place that’s easy for...
Duke Basketball Report Jul 11, 2018
Harry Giles Emerging As A Sacramento Tough Guy

Harry Giles Emerging As A Sacramento Tough Guy

Is he on his way to becoming an enforcer? It’s interesting that Grayson Allen’s fiery nature is seen as a real problem but for Harry Giles, who is just now emerging as a post-high school player, it’s seen as a great thing. Giles has been ferociously competitive in summer league play, culminating in a shove of Memphis guard Brandon Goodwin which earned him a technical. Giles finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. His intensity is earning him comparisons with Kevin Garnett, and that’s just fine with Giles, who idolized Garnett as a youngster. If you're going to shop Amazon ...
Duke Basketball Report Jul 11, 2018
Duke Recruiting: Majok Deng Cuts His List

Duke Recruiting: Majok Deng Cuts His List

Pretty big at 12 but Duke is still listed. Could Duke get another Deng? Six-foot-five Tucsonan Majok Deng has the Blue Devils on his reduced list of 12. Also listed: Vanderbilt, Ohio State, UCLA, Cal, Stanford, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Rice, Princeton, Utah and Arizona. We don’t know anything bout Deng but most of his schools - Duke, Vandy, Cal, Stanford, Tech, Northwestern and Rice - are serious academic institutions so presumably he’s a guy who values education. However, getting him out of Tucson won’t be that easy. Like Kentucky or West Virginia, there’s a regional pride...
Ball Durham Jul 10, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Giles, Jones Prove Worth in Kings Victory

The short slate of games continued on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, but not before two former Duke Blue Devils made their names known again with big performances. The Sacramento Kings have had a Duke Blue Devil vibe to them over the past few weeks and there was nothing changed at the Las […] Duke in the NBA: Giles, Jones Prove Worth in Kings Victory - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 10, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Wendell Carter Jr. Dominates in Bulls Defeat

The Las Vegas Summer League is winding down, but Wendell Carter Jr. was going to prove even more that he is a dominant force on the inside. People don’t seem to realize that Wendell Carter Jr. is a dominant big man. Playing with Marvin Bagley III at Duke, Carter Jr. seemed to be the forgotten […] Duke in the NBA: Wendell Carter Jr. Dominates in Bulls Defeat - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 10, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Grayson Allen’s Strong Performance Despite Jazz Loss

The Las Vegas Summer League is concluding its ‘regular season’ but Grayson Allen would end the three-game stretch on a positive note before heading into the playoffs. The Utah Jazz has been very careful with Grayson Allen this summer and we learned why during today’s broadcast on ESPNU. It was revealed that Allen has a strained abductor muscle […] Duke in the NBA: Grayson Allen’s Strong Performance Despite Jazz Loss - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 10, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Gary Trent Jr. Leads Portland in Blazers Win

It was the final day of the regular season at the Las Vegas Summer League and Gary Trent Jr. got the day started right for the former Blue Devils as he led the Trail Blazers in their win. It was only a matter of time before Gary Trent Jr. got hot and he got hot […] Duke in the NBA: Gary Trent Jr. Leads Portland in Blazers Win - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Ball Durham Jul 10, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Trevon Duval Responds with a Bounce Back Game

In the last game of the day at the Las Vegas Summer League two Western Conference rivals got together for a feisty game on the hardwood. Trevon Duval needed a bounce-back game and that’s exactly what he got on Monday night as the Houston Rockets Summer League team faced the Los Angeles Clippers Summer League […] Duke in the NBA: Trevon Duval Responds with a Bounce Back Game - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Duke Basketball Report Jul 10, 2018
Duke Recruiting: Josiah James Down To Nine

Duke Recruiting: Josiah James Down To Nine

Four ACC teams but not UNC. Josiah James, the 6-5 point guard out of Columbia, South Carolina, has cut his list to nine: Duke, Clemson, South Carolina, Arizona, Florida State, Michigan State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. With four ACC teams in his final nine, the conference has a reasonable shot at someone picking him up. But clearly, South Carolina has the home town advantage. That doesn’t always work though: Duke got Jeff Mullins and later Vince Taylor out of Lexington, Kentucky. If you're going to shop Amazon please start here and help DBR Check out our October...
Ball Durham Jul 10, 2018

Duke in the NBA: Amile Jefferson Plays Well Against Nets’ Jarrett Allen

Amile Jefferson took the floor once again at the Las Vegas Summer League and his biggest test was awaiting him, Jarrett Allen of the Brooklyn Nets. Amile Jefferson was a force at Duke, a force with the Iowa Wolves in the NBA G-League, and now he is a force at the Las Vegas Summer League. […] Duke in the NBA: Amile Jefferson Plays Well Against Nets’ Jarrett Allen - Ball Durham - Ball Durham - A Duke Blue Devils Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Duke Basketball Report Jul 10, 2018
Good News, Bad News Out Of Sacramento

Good News, Bad News Out Of Sacramento

Good: Giles. Bad: Bagley We’ve been hearing for some time that Harry Giles has been healthy and thriving even though Sacramento shut him down last season for rehab. Here’s the first evidence of that: a solid tomahawk dunk by Giles against the Clippers in summer league play. That’s great for Giles. For Marvin Bagley though, things are not as good right now: after his injury against the Suns over the weekend, he’s out for the rest of the summer. Fortunately it’s not too serious: Bagley has a bruised pelvic bone. He can start training again in a couple of weeks. If you're going...

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