National Basketball Association roundup
July 10 (The Sports Xchange) - Ben Simmons, already looking ahead to next season as the Philadelphia 76ers' starting point guard, is excited about the team's new additions.
The 6-foot-10 Simmons said he has bought into head coach Brett Brown's vision for the 2017-18 season, even though he would be one of the tallest players to ever play point guard in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball will sit out Monday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the Sacramento Kings with a groin injury, multiple outlets reported.
The injury isn't considered serious for Ball, but his expected absence puts a damper on a matchup that would've featured two of the top five picks of this year's draft. Ball was the second overall pick and De'Aaron Fox was taken No. 5 overall by the Kings.
The Chicago Bulls signed free agent guard Justin Holiday, the team announced.
The Bulls did not disclose terms of the deal, but the Chicago Tribune reported that Holiday agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract.