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The Dream Links: Summer League Edition - July 11th, 2009

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The Kraken, formerly of Memphis, was released in Las Vegas yesterday.  He finished with eight points, twelve rebounds, and two Gorilla Dunks.
The Kraken, formerly of Memphis, was released in Las Vegas yesterday. He finished with eight points, twelve rebounds, and two Gorilla Dunks.

Summer League

NBA Summer League: Day 1 -
"Joey Dorsey was strong inside for the Rockets, finishing with 8 points and 12 rebounds and 2 thunderous dunks, though his skill level doesn't appear to have developed a great deal from college."

Leunen shows potential for Rockets in summer league - Houston Chronicle
"Maarty Leunen showed potential to work his way onto their roster as a summer league rookie last season, and seems to have become a stronger, more polished player after one season competing in Turkey."

RECAP: Houston Rockets 73, Golden State Warriors 69 - Golden State Of Mind
Recapping Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets in Game #1 of the Las Vegas Summer League.

Vegas Summer League Recap: Day 1 - Ridiculous Upside
A recap of the first day of NBA Vegas Summer League action.

Warriors vs Rockets Recap - Pounding The Rock
It's your recap for the Summer League opener from Wayne Vore of Pounding the Rock. He was in Vegas and had front row seats.

White Delivers For Rockets - HOOPSWORLD
James White is no stranger to the Las Vegas Summer League, and his 14 points lifted Houston in the first game of the league.

Budinger's pro debut impresses Rockets GM - Arizona Daily Star
Rockets assistant T.R. Dunn and GM Daryl Morey talk about Chase Budinger's first Summer League performance.

Assorted News and Rumors

Morey: Rockets Will Probably Trade For Center - RealGM
"I think we're probably going to have to trade for a center," Morey said after watching his summer league team in Las Vegas. "That will probably be the plan at this point. There are a few free agents that might be later fill-ins, but I think most likely we'll address some of our needs through trades." -- Daryl Morey.

Dolan Wants Update On Eddy Curry - RealGM
Interesting final paragraph: "Hahn wonders if the Rockets' front office may want to have a look at Curry while in Vegas, though he doubts the Knicks will invite other teams to the private workouts."

Rockets assistant to interview for Twolves -
Houston Rockets assistant Elston Turner says he will interview to be head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Houston Rockets hire Darryl Eto as Director of Strength and Conditioning - InsideHoops
"Eto will work with current Strength and Conditioning Coach David Macha to design and implement individual strength, conditioning and nutritional programs for Rockets players. Recognized as an expert in the field of plyometrics, conditioning and speed training, Eto will be charged with overseeing all player training and physical performance development."

McGrady: 'I feel better now than I did last year...I'm not far off." -
Brian Tynes catches up with Tracy McGrady at his annual street-ball tournament.