Last summer, both players began the summer playing for the Miami Heat but were ineffective once the summer league tipped off. In Gansey's case, the lack of production was due in large part to fatigue which turned out to be a MRSA staph infection. For the past year, Mike has worked himself back into shape after last summer's scare, and is looking to make a better impression this time around.
Currently, Gansey is playing in the Las Vegas Summer League for the Los Angeles Clippers. In LA's first game this summer, Mike played 17 minutes, finishing with eight points and three rebounds. The Clippers will continue play on Tuesday with a 10:30 PM game against the Houston Rockets.
Pittsnogle, who starred for the Pittsburgh Xplosion of the CBA last winter, is currently playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers entry into the summer league. In two games thus far, Kevin is averaging four points and three rebounds per contest while shooting 40 percent from downtown. Results from Monday night's late game against the Phoenix Suns were not immediately available.
While being on a summer league roster does not guarantee a shot at making the NBA, it does give both players more exposure to scouts from all over the world.