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Buzz, Michael and Davis: Longtime friends share weekend headlines

Buzz Peterson, Michael Jordan, and Davis Love, close friends since their days together at UNC, were back in the headlines-on the same day no less. All three are past their coaching and playing prime, and as a result, often spend months away from the limelight. And yet on Thursday, Buzz received a promotion as Assistant General Manager of the Charlotte Hornets. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chansky’s Notebook: Summer Sizzle

The other night, five of the 10 players on the court for the Clippers and Jazz NBA Summer League game were former Tar Heels. Some of them, like Kennedy Meeks, Isaiah Hicks and Nate Britt, may be getting their last chances before they head for the NBA D-League or pro careers in Europe. Justin Jackson scored 18 points in his one game so far, TB5 had 13 and 4 rebounds.­­­ (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Scoring isn't a problem for Sacramento Kings rookie Justin Jackson

Justin Jackson, the 15th pick for the Sacramento Kings out of North Carolina, is set to earn $1.97 million after signing a rookie contract. He talks about offense as summer league play continues in Las Vegas. View Video...

NBA Summer League: Brice Johnson continues hot play

Brice Johnson poured in 23 points in the win over the Lakers on Friday, then followed it up with a 14-point performance in an 86-67 win over the Jazz on Sunday. The former UNC forward turned it on in the fourth quarter, scoring six-straight points for the Clippers. After falling behind 18-9 during a poor shooting performance in the first quarter, the Clippers turned it on late and pulled away. (Keeping It Heel)

Kings coach felt bad for not using Justin Jackson more. Then he looked at his points.

Don’t feel bad if you didn’t realize how well Justin Jackson played in his summer league debut Friday night for the Kings against the Phoenix Suns. Summer league coach Jason March missed out on it, too. “After the game (Friday) night, I walked out of the gym and I said to myself, ‘I’ve got to get Justin involved in the game; I’ve got to get him more involved,’ ” March said. (Sacramento Bee)

The 10 most intriguing storylines so far from college basketball's busy offseason

8. The Cam Johnson kerfuffle: Pittsburgh's Cam Johnson wanted to transfer after graduating in three years, only to be hindered by his school. Eventually, Pitt relented and allowed Johnson to play where he wanted: at North Carolina. Once again, a program holds transfer restrictions on a player, only to succumb to public pressure (read: doing the right thing). (CBS Sports)

A Closer Look: Brice Johnson

Brice Johnson is making his second appearance in the NBA Summer League. Johnson appeared in three games for the Los Angeles Clippers last season after suffering a lower back injury, which sidelined him for much of his rookie year. As a senior at North Carolina, he set a UNC single-season record with 416 rebounds, and was a consensus First Team All-American. (NBA.com)

Miami Heat pick up $6.27 million option to bring back guard Wayne Ellington

The Miami Heat decided it could not do without guard Wayne Ellington’s 3-point shooting. The Heat were able to free enough cap space to bring back one of the main pieces to its bench by picking up the second year of Ellington’s contract for $6.27 million. Ellington, 30, made $6 million last season, his first in Miami. He would have become a free agent had the Heat declined their option. (Palm Beach Post)

Kings Sign Jackson, Fox, and Giles

The Sacramento Kings announced Saturday that the team has signed 2017 first round draft selections De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson and Harry Giles. Jackson was taken 15th overall after averaging 18.3 points, a career-high 4.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a consensus First Team All-American and ACC Player of the Year while helping lead UNC to the 2017 NCAA Championship. (Sacramento Kings)

Marcus Paige is lone bright spot in Wolves’ NBA Summer League loss

On Saturday against the Toronto Raptors, Marcus Paige poured in 18 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves on 5-of-12 shooting, hitting three of his six three-point attempts and draining all five free-throws that he shot. He also recorded a rebound, two steals and played a game-high 28 minutes. Best of all, Paige looked really comfortable on the court. (Keeping It Heel)

Passed over in draft, Kennedy Meeks states case in NBA summer debut

Kennedy Meeks, who signed a partially guaranteed free agent contract with the Toronto Raptors, picked up where he left off in UNC’s national championship run by scoring 15 points in his pro debut. The 6-foot-10 center made seven of his 13 field goal attempts and pulled down nine rebounds in 17 minutes to help the Raptors to a 96-93 victory against the Pelicans. (North State Journal)

Photo: Brice Johnson scores over Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram

Brice Johnson takes it to the hoop between Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram for 2 of his 23 points in an NBA Summer League game on Friday night. Johnson's Instagram caption here is a not-so-subtle shot at Ball's family-branded footwear: "Imagine what I could do if I had my own shoe!" Read More...

Justin Jackson terrific in NBA Summer League debut

On Friday night, Justin Jackson showed Sacramento Kings fans exactly why the team spent the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft on the former North Carolina standout. Coming off the bench and playing 26 minutes, Jackson scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor. He connected on 2-of-4 from three-point range and 2-of-3 from the free-throw line. (Keeping It Heel)

Jerry Stackhouse set to return as Raptors 905 coach next season

According to Jerry Stackhouse, the Raptors 905 will have their Coach of the Year back on the bench next season, barring an NBA head coaching job opening up. Last season Stackhouse. in his first year as a head coach. took over the Raptors 905 and helped lead them to the second best record in G-League history. Not for nothing, they also won the championship. (Raptors HQ)

Kennedy Meeks shines in Raptors debut

After not hearing his name called in either round of the 2017 NBA Draft, former North Carolina big man Kennedy Meeks set out on a mission to prove everyone wrong. Friday night was apparently the first step in that process, as his performance in the Toronto Raptors’ first NBA Summer League game propelled the team to a 96-93 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. (Keeping It Heel)

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