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NBA Summer League Day 1

It was an eventful day!


I woke up on Saturday morning to news of an earth quake and Kawhi Leonard signing with the Los Angels Clippers. I'm told the two events were not related.


After calming any nerves about aftershocks, I headed to the airport where resents from the Toronto Raptors playoff run were still in full display.


After an hour delay (my first on West Jet), it was time to take off for Las Vegas!


After arriving safely, I discovered that Zion Willaimson would be out for the remainder of Summer League. While I was was looking forward to seeing him play, this news was unexpected. Sad news nevertheless.


As I arrived at my hotel, Spurs Twitter started to stir with news of a restructured deal for DeMarre Carroll which would give the Spurs back their full mid-level exception. The speculation of another move to come quickly proved to be true as the Spurs traded Davis Bertans to the Wizards (as part of a trade for Carroll) and signed Marcus Morris to a two year deal. Good work Spurs, the team is going to be incredibly deep this year!


Working on very little sleep, it was time for a nap, followed by my annual trip to target to get some groceries for the week and some "local" eats at Freddy's Steakburger and some dessert from next door:


Finally, it was time to head to UNLV to pick up credentials and catch the last game of the day, the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors.


The Summer Raptors lead 38-31 at the half, but the wheels came off in the third quarter as the Raptors were outscored 28-7. Yikes! While the Raptors bounced back in the fourth, it was too little too late as they feel to the Warriors 80-71in Jon Goodwillie's coaching debut. As to be expected, Chris Boucher lead the way for the Raptors with 21 points. After a quick start, Jordan Loyd struggled from the floor (4-13) and was the only other Raptor in double digits with 11 points.


The Summer Spurs take to the court for the second time in Las Vegas on Sunday at 12:30pm PST. I will be in the building with live updates on Twitter and a post game write up on Project Spurs.