Sunday, July 15, 2007

Closing the NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS - Hope you've made plans to watch tonight's NBA Summer League finale for the Sonics. They'll take on the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:00 p.m. at Cox Pavilion. FSN will be providing live coverage, with Kevin Calabro down here to call all the action.

Naturally, this matchup lost a little of its luster when Greg Oden's summer league was ended by tonsil surgery. Even though Oden and LaMarcus Aldridge will not play tonight, however, there are plenty of Blazers I'm looking forward to seeing. Portland still has three 2007 picks seeing action - Petteri Koponen, Josh McRobers and Taurean Green. Then there's Joel Freeland, whom the Blazers took in the first round a year ago, allowing him to develop in Europe.

I've seen more of Sergio Rodriguz, but "Spanish Chocolate" is always an entertaining guy to watch.

The Sonics would like to get a win before heading to Utah for three games in the Rocky Mountain Revue summer league. They won't have Mickael Gelabale tonight, while Jermaine Jackson is a question mark after an MRI showed he's strained his hamstring. Jackson wants to play through the injury, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to do so.

Naturally, we'll have live coverage on SUPERSONICS.COM (though the wireless in Cox Pavilion, where the Sonics return tonight, is a little dicey). Pull up your laptop, flip on FSN and check out the live blog. What could be more fun?