Deadline Looming For Euroleague Scoring Champ Bobby Brown


Last season’s Euroleague scoring champion, Bobby Brown, has until August 15th to exercise the NBA out in the contract he signed in China with the DongGuan Leopards. With the deadline approaching, will the super scoring guard get a second chance in the NBA? The Knicks were considering him, but went for Beno Udrih instead. Will anybody else go after him in the next couple days? Bobby Brown is a 28-year old, lighting quick, 6’1” point guard who can score at will


Mitnick: Las Vegas Summer League is Heaven for Hoopheads


Most people are under the impression that the basketball season ends with the last game of the NBA Finals. But that was over a month ago, and the NBA is still in full swing. Commissioner David Stern has done a fantastic job of keeping the momentum going with the draft, free agency and an exciting Las Vegas Summer League showcase with a new twist.  In contrast to the Orlando Summer League, which is open only to the media and personnel from NBA and


Mitnick: Top 16 Summer League Breakout Players


After going through an 82-game NBA season, many young NBA players are like caged lions ready to bust out when given the chance. I have just spent the better part of two weeks witnessing it first-hand, watching 15 games in Orlando and more than two dozen so far in Vegas, baby, where the games continue through July 22. The NBA summer leagues are a great opportunity for unproven players to show NBA coaches and decision makers that they deserve a chance


Mitnick: Early Entry International 2013 Draft Prospects


In case you missed it, the NBA released the list of early-entry candidates for the 2013 Draft last week. We have a post up from our U.S.-based draft guru, Joe Kotoch, highlighting the names that were conspicuously absent (Marcus Smart chief among them), and we also have a brand new Mock Draft update that takes into account the recent rise of San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin. As you can see from the big list, there are 31 international prospects — quite a


Mitnick: Maccabi Demolishes Besiktas in Euroleague Top 16

Ricky Hickman, Maccabi

Maccabi Tel-Aviv demolished Besiktas Istanbul 101-58 en route to its sixth consecutive win in the Euroleague Top 16 round. In a contest that was over almost as soon as it began, Maccabi was able to all but solidify a position in the Euroleague quarterfinals despite dropping five out of its first seven top 16 matches.


Mitnick Column: Malcolm Thomas Journey From Tel-Aviv to the Bay Area


From After spending half of a season in Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Malcolm Thomas managed to turn a one game stint in the D-League into a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors. After scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds in his only appearance for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Thomas was able to convince the Warriors brass he was worth a closer look. I have been watching his career take a dip this season in Israel, and I


Mitnick: Top Eurostash Players For NBA Deadline Deals


Since the days of Arvydas Sabonis, NBA teams have been drafting European players with the intention of stashing these prospects in the mother continent before they make their NBA debut. Some of these players go on to be stars, such as Manu Ginobili, Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol. Others, such as Milos Vujanic and Frederic Weis, never even smell the league.