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Your Morning Dump… J.O. & Avery Bradley hooping in Vegas

KWAPT September 13, 2011 The Morning Dump 2 Comments

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Jermaine vegas

Boston Celtics Jermaine O'Neal and Avery Bradley both played in day 1 of Impact basketball's "competitive training series".

J.O.'s team lost at the buzzer as Mo Williams hit a game-winning three. Despite the loss, Jermaine had a very solid outing, going 7 of 11 from the field and scoring 14 points to go with 6 boards. Avery Bradley also played well-he put in 16 points on a near-perfect 7 of 9 shooting night. Bradley also dished-out 5 assists & grabbed 3 boards. At the time this story was posted, I could not find the result/score of his team's game. 

The games are being held at Impact's Las Vegas, NV training facility. They hold general workouts and practice each day from 8:30am until 1:30pm-then the games start. There are about 60 NBA players divided into 8 teams. Jermaine is on team "D" which also features Damon Jones, Jamaal Tinsley, Roger Mason Jr and Chauncey Billups. Mr. Big Shot will be joining the squad next week. Bradley is on team "F" with Corey Maggette and JJ Hickson amongst others. Other big names that will play include Derek Fisher, John Wall and Nick Young. There was a rumor going around Twitter on Monday that Blake Griffin would make an appearance this afternoon, but Impact later tweeted that he wouldn't be at the facility today.

The league runs through September 23rd, and will feature playoffs and a championship game. Supposedly the games will be streamed live somewhere on the internet, but today's inaugural contests were not. Impact's Twitter account announced today that there would be "no streaming" on day 1 at least. We'll see if they get it going tomorrow. I hope so, because this guy needs to watch some hoops. Badly.

The rest of the links:

CSNNE:  Bradley working on his game in Vegas  |  Herald:  Ainge not swinging at Shaq comments  

pic via BPCox

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    Pisses me off to see JO out there when he oughta be sitting in a whirlpool somewhere. I just know that when/if there is a season, JO will have swollen knees and be unable to play for all but a handful of games. After he’s done reaming the C’s for another 7 mil, he oughta be a spokesman for Charmin toilet paper, cause that is one SOFT big man.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/kwapt KWAPT

    I hear you Lee..at this point, I think it’s better he play a little-bit. Don’t want him just sitting-around getting fat-I’d rather he be conditioned if there’s gonna be an actual season. Wouldn’t like a guy like him to come to camp in crappy shape. And I don’t know if I agree about the soft part. I def agree 100% he missed alot of games, but he honestly seemed to be working very hard to play as much as he could. I think he’s a pretty genuine guy that has some seriously beat-up knees from years of banging and a few surgeries. What really worries me is that I know J.O. will be lucky to play half of our games this year (real lucky lol) and we have no other center on this team. Hope Ainge has a plan for the 5 spot if we have a season. Thanks for commenting as always Lee-appreciate your dedication to the site through this boring, frustrating summer for NBA fans.