Matt Janning gets chance to be last Suns guard on the roster


janning_college.jpgYou didn’t see Matt Janning in college because he played for Northeastern and you probably can’t even tell me where that is located.

This is why there is Summer League. Not to learn where Northeastern is but to showcase guys like Janning (who didn’t even get invited to the Portsmouth Invitational). He fit in well on the Suns’ Summer League squad, scoring 12.6 points per game and more impressively he was second on the team in rebounding. As a guard.

The biggest key was he showed a feel for the game and transition basketball. He was a guy who caught your eye if you watched a couple Suns games because he just seemed to make the right play. You could see him developing into a rotation player in a couple years.

Now the Suns are giving him a chance to make the roster, signing him to a make-good deal, according to the Arizona Republic’s Paul Coro.

Janning is a good athlete, is 6’5″ with a 6’9″ wingspan, and is really a combo guard. A good guy to have on the bench and see if you can develop.

Janning could end up being the fifth guard on the Suns roster, and as a combo guard is a good fit in that role. He just has to earn it in camp.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.