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2017-18 NBA Undrafted Free Agent List: Summer League rosters

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2017-18 NBA Undrafted Free Agent List: Summer League rosters

The 2017 NBA Draft has come and gone, and while 60 players heard their names called, a bevy of players, both underclassmen and graduating seniors, did not realize their dreams of being drafted.

But that doesn't not mean their goal of making the NBA is over.

In fact, by the time Thursday had turned into Friday, several undrafted players had been offered deals to join teams for the offseason.

With the NBA Summer League taking place next month, teams are fleshing out their rosters with perspective players who hope to make either a G-League team or the NBA roster for the 2017-18 season.

What follows is a running list of undrafted players and the Summer League teams they will be playing for.

List of 2017-18 NBA Undrafted Free Agent Summer League Signings:

Jamel Artis, G, Pittsburgh — Heat

Bryce Alford, G, UCLA — Warriors

Canyon Barry, G, Florida — Knicks

V.J. Beachem, F, Notre Dame — Timberwolves

James Blackmon Jr, G, Indiana — 76ers

Antonio Blakeney, G, LSU — Bulls

Chris Boucher, C, Oregon — Warriors

Isaiah Briscoe, G, Kentucky — 76ers

Deonte Burton, G, Iowa State — Timberwolves

Charles Cooke, G, Dayton — Timberwolves

Gian Clavell, G, Colorado State — Heat

P.J. Dozier, G, South Carolina — Lakers

Isaac Hamilton, G, UCLA — Pacers

Nigel Hayes, F, Wisconsin — Knicks

Isaiah Hicks, C, North Carolina — Clippers

Malcolm Hill, G, Illinois — Thunder

Cole Huff, F, Creighton — Raptors

Isaac Humphries, C, Kentucky — Wizards

Zak Irvin, G, Michigan — Heat

Kris Jenkins, G, Villanova — Wizards

Przemek Karnowski, C, Gonzaga — Hornets

Marcus Keene, G, Central Michigan — Wizards

Tim Kempton, C, Lehigh — Bucks

Bronson Koenig, G, Wisconsin — Bucks

Luke Kornet, C, Vanderbilt — Knicks

JeQuan Lewis, G, VCU — Bucks

Landen Lucas, C, Kansas — Celtics

Mangok Mathiang, F, Louisville — Hornets

Kennedy Meeks, C, North Carolina — Raptors

Erik Mika, C, BYU - Heat

Jeremy Morgan, G, Northern Iowa — Warriors

Kamari Murphy, F, Miami — Nets

Cameron Oliver, F, Nevada — Rockets

L.J. Peak, G, Georgetown — Rockets

London Perrantes, G, Virginia — Heat

Rodney Pryor, G, Georgetown — Nets

Xavier Rathan-Mayes, F, Florida State — Knickss

Devin Robinson, F, Florida — Wizards

Justin Robinson, G, Monmouth — Heat

Scoochie Smith, G, Dayton — Celtics

Melo Trimble, G, Maryland — 76ers

Reggie Upshaw, F, Middle Tennessee — Bucks

Tai Webster, G, Nebraska — Hornets

Derek Willis, F, Kentucky — Heat

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Former Hoya great Jeff Green says slow your roll on Mac McClung

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Former Hoya great Jeff Green says slow your roll on Mac McClung

Through three games as a freshman for the Georgetown Hoyas, Mac McClung has lived up to his hype as a social media sensation, at least when it comes to his ability to wow crowds with high-flying dunks. 

McClung has a long way to go to become a true star in college basketball, but the kid can fly. Already, he has provided several viral highlights.

Wizards forward Jeff Green is one of the best players in Georgetown's decorated basketball history, and on Wednesday after shootaround, he weighed in on McClung's flashy start.

Green, now an 11-year NBA veteran, spoke from the perspective of a guy who's been around the block. He says people should calm down a bit and wait to see what McClung becomes.

"Yeah. I've seen a lot of him. The guy has been great, but it's not just him. I think because of the internet people have just focused on him," Green said. 

Green went on to reference McClung's famous YouTube mixtapes some more.

"It's just the way the world is. People are focused on the internet and he's all over the internet and that's all you think about. They have a good collection of guys," he said. "Georgetown is a team. It's not just one person." 

Now, just because Green was downplaying the hype for McClung, who last year set the Virginia state high school scoring record, and did so by passing former Hoya great Allen Iverson, doesn't mean he isn't a fan. Green thinks McClung has a chance to be really good and probably far surpass his three-star recruiting grade.

"It's not hype. The kid is good," Green said. "You can't put these expectations. What have people been calling him? White Iverson. There's no other player that's gonna be Allen Iverson. He's gonna be who he's gonna be."

Green gave a further explanation that seemed to suggest the word 'expectations' had struck a cord. Green himself was a three-star recruit and went on to exceed that grade by becoming the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft.

"People put expectations on other people and then when they don't grow into those expectations, in their eyes he's a bad player. You can't do that. Let him grow into what he's going to be and then you define him," Green said.

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3 things to watch for improved Wizards vs. Cavs

3 things to watch for improved Wizards vs. Cavs

The Washington Wizards still have John Wall, Bradley Beal and Otto Porter. The Cleveland Cavaliers no longer employ LeBron James. That makes Wednesday’s first meeting of the season between the Eastern Conference foes curious. The radical change for the visitors also requires a preview. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. 

Here are three things to watch...

Sustaining the surge

Monday’s 117-109 victory over the Orlando Magic extended the Wizards’ winning streak to a season-high two. Don't knock the modest uptick after a 2-9 start. John Wall’s stat line took a big leap over the last three games: 24.0 points, 10.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 45.5 percent on 3-pointers. Beyond the numbers, the point guard appears to have knocked off the remaining rust physically. We’re used to his aggressive end-to-end pushes, but now Wall is firing up the court immediately after makes or misses, helping Washington quickly enter its offensive sets. Another strong outing from the five-time All-Star could propel the Wizards to their first three-game winning streak since Feb. 10-22.

Bench support

Starters Wall, Beal, Dwight Howard and Markieff Morris had solid games against the Magic, but it was the Wizards’ second unit playing above previous season norms. All five reserves finished with a plus-minus of plus-8 or better. Jeff Green continued his sizzling shooting, sinking 4 of 5 from beyond the arc en route to 18 points. The 6-foot-9 forward is 9 of 13 from beyond the arc overall during the last four games, and 21 of 28 overall. Backcourt partners Austin Rivers and Tomas Satoransky, slow to develop chemistry this season, showed increased comfort during the winning streak. Washington needs more from the pair to help keep minutes for Wall and Beal at reasonable levels. That Green and Rivers, in particular, have provided steady help has contributed to Porter sitting out the fourth quarter in three consecutive games.

Cleveland doesn’t rock

From four consecutive NBA Finals appearances to the NBA’s worst record (2-11, tied with Phoenix). Yeah, the Cavaliers miss LeBron James just a little. They also are down Kevin Love (toe surgery), leaving Jordan Clarkson (15.2) and Rodney Hood (12.9) as Cleveland’s top scorers. That’s not ideal. The Cavaliers are 27th in scoring (103.3) while giving up 113.1 points per game, which is better than Washington’s league-worst 118.5. Rookie point guard Collin Sexton, the No. 8 overall selection in the 2018 NBA Draft, is filling in for the injured George Hill. Sexton is averaging 17.0 points over the last three games.

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