Summer League is a great chance to take a look at your recent draft picks and scour the D-League and overseas leagues for talent. It sounds like we'll get a good, long look at a big man that was formerly with the Knicks.
Former Knicks center Jerome Jordan will play on their summer league team in Las Vegas this July, his agent, Todd Ramasar, confirmed with ESPNNewYork.com. Jordan will also play on the Celtics' summer league team in Orlando.
Jerome Jordan is a legit seven footer who was a second round pick in 2010 and might have been higher had he stayed in school an extra year. He was traded from the Knicks last year, so he isn't eligible to sign with them until July 1st. He might just do that, or he might like the chance to audition for the Celtics to maybe sign him to a non-guaranteed camp-invite deal.
Jordan will also play for the Knicks in Las Vegas, where the Celtics decided not to compete this summer. The 26-year old was named to the All-D-League third team this past season, averaging 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds while splitting time between the Los Angeles Defenders and Reno Bighorns. A Tulsa product who owns the Conference USA blocks record, Jordan has averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 21 career NBA games, all coming with the Knicks during the 2011-12 season.
Presumably Fab Melo will be a center of attention in summer league. As will the Celtics first round pick. You won't see Bradley there (well beyond needing it) and Sullinger will be rehabing and getting ready for training camp. You probably will see Shavlik Randolph and D.J. White. It will be interesting to see if we'll see Terrence Williams or not, considering the legal issues facing him. I also wonder if we'll see any old friends like Dionte Christmas. Should be an entertaining week.