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NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 48-26 
 2. Toronto R. 45-29 
 3. New York K. 28-46 
 4. Phi.76ers 27-47 
 5. Brooklyn N. 16-58 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 47-26 
 2. Milwaukee B. 38-36 
 3. Indiana P. 37-37 
 4. Chicago B. 35-39 
 5. Detroit P. 33-41 
Southeast Div.
 1. Washington W. 46-28 
 2. Atlanta H. 38-36 
 3. Miami Heat 36-38 
 4. Charlotte H. 34-40 
 5. Orlando M. 27-47 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Utah Jazz 45-29 
 2. Oklah.City T. 42-31 
 3. Portland TB 36-37 
 4. Denver N. 35-39 
 5. Minnesota T. 29-44 
Pacific Div.
 1. Golden St.W. 60-14 
 2. LA Clippers 44-31 
 3. Sacramento K. 29-45 
 4. Phoenix Suns 22-53 
 5. LA Lakers 21-53 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 57-16 
 2. Houston R. 51-23 
 3. Memphis G. 40-34 
 4. Dallas M. 31-42 
 5. N.Orleans P. 31-43 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Russell WESTBROOK
  Oklah.Ci.
  (190-PG-88)
  Avg: 31.4
 1. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.31.4 
 2. Harden, Houston R.29.3 
 3. Thomas, Boston C.29.1 
 4. Davis, N.Orleans P.27.9 
 5. Cousins, Sacramen.27.8 
 6. DeRozan, Toronto R.27.2 
 7. Lillard, Portland.26.8 
 8. Leonard, San A.26.0 
 9. James, Clevelan.26.0 
 10. Durant, Golden S.25.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hassan WHITESIDE
  Miami Heat
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Whiteside, Miami Heat14.1 
 2. Drummond, Detro.14.0 
 3. Jordan, LA Clippers13.5 
 4. Gobert, Utah Jazz12.9 
 5. Howard, Atlanta H.12.8 
 6. Davis, N.Orleans P.12.2 
 7. Towns, Minnesot.12.1 
 8. Chandler, Phoenix .11.4 
 9. Love, Cleveland C.10.9 
 10. Gortat, Washingt.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 James HARDEN
  Houston R.
  (196-SG-89)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Harden, Houston R.11.3 
 2. Wall, Washington W.10.8 
 3. Westbrook, Oklah.Ci.10.4 
 4. Paul, LA Clippers9.1 
 5. Rubio, Minnesot.8.9 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.8 
 7. Teague, Indiana P.7.8 
 8. Holiday, N.Orlean.7.2 
 9. Green, Golden S.7.1 
 10. Lowry, Toronto R.6.9 
Steals Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Golden S.
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Green, Golden S.2.1 
 2. Wall, Washington W.2.0 
 3. Paul, LA Clippers1.9 
 4. Covington, Phi.7.1.9 
 5. Butler, Chicago B.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golden S.1.8 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Leonard, San A.1.8 
 9. Allen, Memphis G.1.7 
 10. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Utah Jazz
  (216-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gobert, Utah Jazz2.6 
 2. Embiid, Phi.76ers2.4 
 3. Davis, N.Orleans P.2.2 
 4. Whiteside, Miami Heat2.1 
 5. Turner, Indiana P.2.1 
 6. Porzingis, New Y.2.0 
 7. Antetokounmp., Milwauke.1.8 
 8. Nogueira, Toron.1.7 
 9. Jordan, LA Clippers1.7 
 10. Lopez, Brooklyn N.1.6 
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Day 148 (Regular Season)

Boston C. 67% Mar.29 Milwaukee B
LA Clippers Mar.29 Wash.W. 54%
Memphis G. Mar.29 Indiana P. 55%
N.Orleans P 69% Mar.29 Dallas M.
New York K. 52% Mar.29 Miami Heat
Orlando M. Mar.29 Oklah.City T 51%
Phi.76ers 50% Mar.29 Atlanta H.
Sacramento K 52% Mar.29 Utah Jazz
S.Antonio S 54% Mar.29 Golden St.W
Toronto R. 69% Mar.29 Charlotte H
After playing overseas, Robinson set to pursue NBA dreams - Jul 8, 2012


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Frank
Robinson
Since the 2008-2009 season, Cal. State Fullerton alumnus Frank Robinson has been patiently chasing his NBA dream. After a stint with the Atlanta Hawks' '08-'09 team, Robinson took his talents overseas to Slovenia and Germany before returning to Philips Arena the very next season.

The California native played pre-season ball with the Hawks but spent the remainder of the year as a starter for the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Now, after last participating in the 2010 NBA Summer League with the D-Fenders and back-to-back seasons in Israel, Robinson is back on Las Vegas' hardwood where he joins the Golden State Warriors' summer squad and will debut against the Los Angeles Lakers on July 13th, at the COX Pavilion Arena on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Though several NBA organization tried to recruit Robinson for summer league workouts, he is convinced the Warriors are the best fit. "Being invited to play for the Warriors was unexpected but I am grateful for the invitation and plan on taking full advantage of the platform to show my improvements from the last couple of years in Israel," said Robinson via email interview.

The 6-4 explosive guard, who clinched Defensive Player of the Year honors in two different continents plans to utilize his athletic defensive abilities and standout. "It is no secret that I am known for my defensive game. Knowing coach (Mark) Jackson is a guy who takes pride in his team's defense and smart basketball, I hope I can adjust to what he wants and earn minutes on this summer league team," Robinson added.

Robinson, who first entered the summer league scenes four seasons ago is determined that he has improved over the years and elevated his game to the NBA level. "It's been a couple years since I worked with the Hawks and this time I feel like I have matured into a player and person off the court that can help teams win," said Robinson.

He took his training back to the basics while running tracks and hills at 06:00 on a daily basis, and putting in extra gym hours to work on his game with Eugene 'Pooh' Jeter, Brandon Heath, Joe Crawford and Horace Wormely, helping each other prepare for the future. "The idea was to do the things that got me to this point, and I owe it to Joe for talking to me and keeping me motivated everyday," he said.

Robinson is coming off successful seasons in Israel with Maccabi Haifa and B.C. Habikaa recording professional career highs in steals (2.4), rebounds (5.5) and assists (2.3) per game, and believes the years abroad better prepared him for the NBA process this time around.

"Coming in as a first year guy you think it's all about scoring, but the reality is that teams want guys to come in and be able to adjust to their main players and help them with the little things like hitting open shots, guarding the opposing teams' best player and making it difficult for him to score. That, and making plays without the ball is what will keep you on a roster for guys in my position," said Robinson.

He takes pride in being a graduate of the mid-major program at Cal. State Fullerton and is entertained by the unique opportunity of being in Las Vegas along with two of his college teammates. "No one would have expect for Cal. State Fullerton to have three players (Josh Akognon, Bobby Brown and myself) from the same team playing in the summer league," he said.

"Josh (Sacramento Kings) has been one of the top players in China and this year hopes to make his debut in the NBA. Bobby (Toronto Raptors) has two NBA seasons under his belt and has a great chance of making an NBA roster. I'm happy the three of us can share this moment, and I pray that we all have successful showings," Robinson said.

In preparation for the summer league, Robinson spent the last few weeks working out in Los Angeles while playing for team 'Top Prospects' of the internationally recognized Drew League. "Coached by John and associate head coach 'Big Guard Rob', It was important for me to re-connect with all my childhood friends and play and train together," he said.

Regarding his upcoming challenge Robinson said, "The goal? Obviously to play well enough to earn a guaranteed contract or even a non-guaranteed for that matter. I would not be going (to Las Vegas) if I didn't feel that I was ready to accomplish that at this point in my career."   




Lance
Stephenson
Pacers bringing back Lance Stephenson - 9 hours ago
The Indiana Pacers have signed Lance Stephenson(6'5''-G/F-90, college: Cincinnati) to replace Rodney Stuckey, according to multiple media reports. Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com was the first to report the deal. ESPN's Chris Haynes is reporting it's a three-year deal for $12 million, the third year a team option. Stephenson was a key contributor to the Pacers' back-to-back Eastern Conference finalists in 2013 and '14, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 2013-14. He turned...   [read more]

Jarrod
Uthoff
Mavs sign Jarrod Uthoff to multi-year deal - 9 hours ago
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed rookie forward Jarrod Uthoff(6'8''-F-93, college: Iowa, agency: Pensack Sports) to a multi-year contract. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. Uthoff (6-9, 220) originally signed a 10-day contract with the Mavericks on March 9 and then a second 10-day deal with the team on March 19. The 6-9 forward has seen action in two games for the Mavericks this year and has logged a total of 5 minutes. He has also appeared in two gam...   [read more]

Quinn Cook
Pelicans To Re-Sign Quinn Cook - 10 hours ago
Quinn Cook(6'2''-PG-93, college: Duke)'s first 10-day contract with the Pelicans expired overnight, but the rookie guard will receive a second 10-day deal from the team, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.com. Assuming the new contract is finalized before tonight's game against Dallas, it will expire at the end of day on April 7. Cook, who turned 26 last Thursday, made his NBA debut last month with the Mavericks, but wasn't retained by Dallas and eventually made his way back to the Pelican...   [read more]


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