First-round picks Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston have both experienced good and bad moments during Summer League, but word out of Charlotte is that neither may make much of an impact as a rookie.

Why do we say that? Here's the latest.

What Cody Zeller needs to show 

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In a lot of ways, Cody Zeller's Summer League performance offers promise of a bright future in the NBA. The lottery pick floundered in his rookie season in Charlotte, so Zeller's impressive play this summer has to have a lot of Hornets fans relieved.

However, there's one area of the floor Zeller still has to show drastic improvement. If he does, it could bode well for his success and the success of the Hornets in 2014-15.

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In three NBA seasons, Chris Singleton has yet to turn into the type of player some envisioned him to be when Washington selected him with the No. 18 pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

He'll get a new start on a new team in 2014-15, and two teams are reportedly looking to sign him.

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Moreland making the Kings? 

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In his years at Oregon State, wiry big man Eric Moreland tantalized the Pac-12 Conference with his potential. His athleticism and length made him one of the conference's best shot-blockers and rebounders, and someone who looked like a probable draft pick.

That didn't happen -- Moreland went undrafted in June after leaving OSU following his junior season -- but after an impressive showing in five Summer League games on the Sacramento roster, the 6-foot-10, 218-pounder has opened a lot of eyes.

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Josh Smith staying in Detroit? 

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The buzz in recent weeks linking Detroit forward Josh Smith to the Sacramento Kings must have caused Smith to wonder where he'll be playing next season.

Will it be as a member of the Pistons, the Kings or another team? Here's the latest, following an update on Monday.

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NBA: Unsigned 2014 first round picks 

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NBA teams have had 20 days to sign their 2014 first round picks and as of Monday only 18 have inked their rookie-scale contracts. This is not a surprise as several teams still have salary cap room and they don't want to reduce it by signing their first round picks.

There are also a few 2014 picks who will stay overseas this coming season, which will leave them unsigned until they come over to the NBA.

Here are the 2014 first round picks that remain unsigned:

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Latest regarding Andrew Wiggins 

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Last week Bob Finnan of The News-Herald reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers were now willing to include Andrew Wiggins in a deal for Minnesota Timberwolves starting power forward Kevin Love. Well, that may not be the case now.

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J.R. Smith on the block? 

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The New York Knicks have a glut of shootings guards on the roster and president Phil Jackson is looking to thin out the ranks at that position. Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com reports Jackson is considering possible trade options with guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin.

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Hornets position battle: SG 

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Head coaches always say they'd prefer to have hard choices to make when it comes to the playing rotation as it shows the team has a lot of talent. Well, that is how Charlotte Hornets' head coach Steve Clifford has to look at the shooting guard potion. Once rookie P.J. Hairston, the No. 26 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, signs his contract the Pelicans will have four shooting guards who deserve to play.

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Will Suns make a play for Greg Monroe? 

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The Phoenix Suns are currently at an impasse with restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe and the standoff between the team and guard may last up to training camp. The Detroit Pistons are also far apart in their negotiations with Greg Monroe and now we get word that Phoenix might tender the power forward an offer sheet.

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Dahntay Jones' comeback with Knicks? 

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Dahntay Jones is looking to make an NBA comeback and he's going to attempt to do it in New York. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Jones is expected to work out in front of the New York Knicks this week.

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Will Toure' Murry play with Jazz? 

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The Utah Jazz already have five guards under contract, but all of them may not make the 2014-15 opening roster, so they are looking at other free agent options, reports to The Salt Lake Tribune.

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What Patric Young brings to Pelicans 

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Patric Young, the undrafted power forward from Florida, played for the New Orleans Pelicans during the Las Vegas Summer League and he showed enough to get a contract from the NBA team.

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The move is not yet official, but according to a tweet by our own Marc Stein on Saturday, Milwaukee will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers.

If all goes as expected and the Bucks add the 2012 lottery pick, it'll not only foil the Lakers' plans of re-signing him, it'll also make for an overloaded point guard position for Jason Kidd to coach up in Milwaukee next season. Here's what the addition of Marshall could mean for Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters?

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Injuries put Alex Len behind early in his rookie season, limiting his progress and impact on the young Phoenix roster. But with Channing Frye now in Orlando, the opportunity could be there for the No. 5 overall pick in 2013 to establish himself next season.

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