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Former Bears Summer League Roundup

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Royce O’Neale is likely to get a shot with the Warriors during training camp, per Angelo Mendoza of Blue Man Hoop:

It’s necessary to mention that Golden State was without their usual leaders in Keifer Sykes, Patrick McCaw, Royce O’Neale, and Ognjen Kuzmic, each of whom were marked “DND (Did Not Dress) – COACH’S DECISION” on the box score.

The reasoning behind the decision not to play the four aforementioned players was likely because the Golden State higher-ups felt they’ve seen enough of them this summer. This is a good sign for O’Neale and Sykes, as both will likely receive invites to the Warriors’ training camp.

Taurean Prince impressed many during summer league play. Brad Rowland of Peachtree Hoops has this:

Taurean Prince - Prince got a late start to the week after the NBA’s trade approval process delayed his arrival, but he made the most of it. Prince averaged 13.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in three contests, and after some timidity in his first outing, the forward was very confident in himself the rest of the week. It will be interesting to see how Prince transitions defensively from the crazy zone scheme at Baylor into the man-to-man principles of the NBA, but he has the athleticism and length to be a formidable player on that end and the coaching staff raved about his prospects defensively. Prince may not be a traditional “lottery pick” in the sense that his upside isn’t incredibly high, but he wouldn’t be out of place on an NBA court right now and that is a testament to his play.

Pierre Jackson has been playing incredibly well for the Blazers. From Ian Thomsen of NBA.com :

The starting backcourt accounted for more than half of Portland's points in an 80-75 win against Boston. Jackson, the 5-11 point guard from Baylor, led the way with an efficient 20 points (7 of 10 from the field), eight assists and five rebounds. He pushed the pace all game, and his assist to Connaughton (23 points) accounted for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:27 left. No other Blazer scored more than eight points.

Cory Jefferson has also played well for the Cavs: