NBA: **Cyclones in the NBA and G-League, 2019-2020

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Just as exhibition contests are getting underway in the NBA bubble, Denver Nuggets guard Monte Morris is set to join his team at ESPN’s Disney World complex. Morris has reportedly passed two consecutive COVID-19 tests and will be able to join the Nuggets in Orlando on Friday morning.

According to a report, Morris has been asymptomatic while working out in preparation for the NBA restart. Following a 36-hour quarantine, Morris will be eligible to play.
 

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I just smile and reminisce a little when I remember Talon is still only 19 years old and seeing where Talon is with being signed to Lebron’s agency and hanging out with all that comes with that.

I lived in Miami part of the time when Lebron/Wade/Bosh were living it up on Biscayne Bay. Those guys had so many super A-list celebs, musicians, Hall of Famers, super star athletes of all types flocking down to hang out/relax/party on their yachts and making the most of what Miami has to offer.

I’d assume in LA it’s pretty similar. What a amazingly unique experience for somebody that’s still 19 to have that opportunity to experience.
 

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I just smile and reminisce a little when I remember Talon is still only 19 years old and seeing where Talon is with being signed to Lebron’s agency and hanging out with all that comes with that.

I lived in Miami part of the time when Lebron/Wade/Bosh were living it up on Biscayne Bay. Those guys had so many super A-list celebs, musicians, Hall of Famers, super star athletes of all types flocking down to hang out/relax/party on their yachts and making the most of what Miami has to offer.

I’d assume in LA it’s pretty similar. What a amazingly unique experience for somebody that’s still 19 to have that opportunity to experience.
And how incredibly difficult to concentrate on improving your game. I hope he can keep doing it.
 
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In the Thunder - Celtics game, Nader had 11 points but seems to have taken a bad fall:


Andre Roberson got on the court for the first time in 2.5 years and his successful return will eventually mean fewer minutes available for other wings.

In a game in which OKC handed out playing time liberally, Deonte Burton only played 3 minutes and hit a 3 with his only shot. I can't imagine he's in the Thunder's plans for the present or future.

Shayok got 3 mop-up minutes in the 76ers scrimmage and hit two free throws.
 

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Other Cyclones in action today - or not - in the 2nd (of 3) mid/pre-season NBA tune-ups"

It's too bad Abdel Nader couldn't play because of the concussion protocol. I kind of see him as a rhythm player offensively and after that long layoff, it's not ideal to miss practices and games. Or maybe "games."

Deonte Burton played 4 MIN vs. the 76ers and hit 1-2 3PT for, well, 3 points.

In the same game, Marial Shayok got 11 MIN and missed all 3 of his 3's for 0 PT. He did rack up 4 fouls.

Naz played 5 MIN for the Pacers vs. the Mavs and had no point (or even shots) but did have a couple of assists to go along with a couple turnovers.

Alas, I doubt Burton, Shayok or Naz will get any meaningful minutes in the season re-boot. Hopefully, I'm wrong.
 

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Programming note: Thursday, July 30 is the official NBA re-start with TNT carrying the opener -- Utah Jazz vs. New Orleans Pelicans at 6:30 ET / 5:30 CT.

I'm sure the marketing people will build that up as "Georges vs. Zion!" :)
 

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Nice! I was checking their Twitter feed last night and this AM to see if there was an update. All this delay wasn't really good for Monte's career. Hopefully, he gets right back to being his productive and efficient self.
It wasn't ideal, but in the grand scheme of everything it will likely just be a speed bump. It was an in home birthday party with about 20 people. Just happened to be during a pandemic, right before the season was going to start, and with a high profile teammate (MPJ) in attendance. Oh and the dreaded posting a video online.
 

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Monte didn't play in the Nuggets' final scrimmage, his first day cleared to re-join the team.

Georges didn't shoot it very well for the Jazz (2-9 FG, 0-6 3PT). He also had 4 boards and 4 turnovers to go with 6 PTS in 20 MIN. He did get excited about their W over the Nets:

THT played 21 MIN for the Lakers, who rested their big guns. He had 3 PTS on 1-6 FG (1-3 from 3PT). He also had 3 AST and 3 TO.
 
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In the Raptors' final scrimmage before the re-start, Matt Thomas had 13 MIN, 5 PTS, 1-5 FG, 1-2 3PT and 4 REB.

Naz got 4 MIN and had 3 PTS for Indiana.

Nader is back in action for OKC.
 

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In OKC's final scrimmage - and Nader's first post-concussion action - he got 25 MIN, 11 PTS, 3-8 FG, 3-6 FG, 3 REB and 1 AST. They played their starters between 15 and 20 minutes tonight. Hitting 50% from 3 didn't suck. Let's see how his minutes will be now that Roberson is back.

EDIT: I forgot to mention Deonte Burton, who played 9 minutes and had 3 PTS on 1 of 2 shooting from behind the arc.
 
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