Back to the bubble: G League season will be played at Disney
Beasley and Lin are two of the former NBA players who have signed with the G League this season, with games to be played inside a bubble at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)The G League will crown its 2021 champion in a bubble, just as the NBA did last season. Plans were announced Friday for the G League season, which will be condensed and played at the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Former NBA players who have signed with the G League in recent weeks include 2008 No. “We look forward to our eventual return to G League basketball.
5-star high school basketball recruit Jonathan Kuminga signs with NBA G League
Forward Jonathan Kuminga, a top high school basketball recruit, has signed to play in the NBA G League next season, according to NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim. The NBA G League gives top young prospects a chance to begin their professional careers while receiving mentorship and life skills training. Kuminga will have the opportunity to accelerate his on-court development as he learns NBA-style basketball. Kuminga joins Jalen Green, Isaiah Todd, Daishen Nix and Kai Sotto as top high school recruits from the Class of 2020 who have signed to play in the NBA G League for the 2020-21 season. Five-time NBA champion Brian Shaw will serve as head coach of their team, which will be unaffiliated with any existing NBA G League franchise or NBA team.
Detroit Pistons sign undrafted rookie Louis King to a two-way deal
Louis King recently signed a two-way deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to the NBA G League. The 6-foot-8 forward is an undrafted rookie from the University of Oregon with an impressive resume. King averaged 13 points and five rebounds on 38 percent shooting from beyond the arc. He finished in the Top 20 in the Pac-12 Conference in field goals made, 3-point field goals made, points per game, rebounds per game, true shooting percentage and defensive rating. The rookie also has a high motor and is a physical defender that can create an offense for himself.