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LeBron has to be thinking, "Man, the Sixers are going to get better and better. Windhorst on ESPN 2: Dallas will send Atlanta a future first. Slovenian wildcard Luke Doncic has reportedly featured in a blockbuster trade to see him traded to Dallas. Ayton is just the second player born in the Bahamas to go No.
Wojnarowski partly made his name as an NBA insider at Yahoo Sports by tipping pick after pick in the draft before the official announcements were made. The NBA would certainly prefer this approach. Last year, with Wojnarowski still tipping picks at Yahoo, the draft had 3. ESPN had grown tired of having to credit Wojnarowski for breaking stories and wanted him to drive its coverage in house.
In the process of signing Wojnarowski, the network let go its own very respected insider, Marc Stein. Stein has resurfaced as a writer for The New York Times.
Following Wojnarowski, his understudy at Yahoo, Shams Charania, who breaks his fair share of stories, tweeted out who the first two picks would be still hours before the draft. These are flying down the Hudson in New York City. A plane is flying above Barclays Center carrying three banners. But now the 76ers have moved from process to playoffs and are in position to add a major free agent to their core of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.
Power Home Remodeling, a Philadelphia-based company, has become a James recruiter, originally setting up three billboards in Cleveland urging him to come to the city. Yet the one cog who has lived on the trade block for his four-year tenure is somehow still around. And, maybe for the first time, appearing safe. He was supposed to be shipped off for Paul George last summer in a trade that fell through. The Cavaliers won the fewest number of regular-season games 50 this season in that stretch, and also failed to win an NBA Finals game for the first time since James came back.
But amid a disappointing team effort, Love shined. The former Timberwolves big man shot the highest percentage from the field of his Cavs stay 46 per cent and averaged I knew that question would come.
No Victor Conte in this one, though. Embiid stands just outside the perimeter formed by the Warriors teammates. Embiid takes Barea in front of him; Baynes takes Thomas. In an effort to block the highly protected shot by Curry, Baynes and Embiid toss their smaller teammates into the air.
Then they have the responsibility to catching them, like we often see male cheerleaders do after launching their female counterparts into the air. The players being thrown in the air have to be small enough to not completely wear down Embiid and Baynes. But Embiid especially because he needs to have that energy to score on the other end. Throw Ben Simmons back to protect the basket and he can grab the rebound and immediately go up the court.
Very Baylessian of you. Both players look to be in fine form with NBA training camps on the horizon, and we'll be watching Schroder closely since his fantasy value hinges on his ability to play alongside Russell Westbrook. Russell Westbrook , Maxi Kleber. Dzanan Musa - F - Nets. The severity of the injury will be assessed by Brooklyn on Monday, and initially it seems that reports by Bosnian media of an Achilles injury were incorrect.
Musa's own tweet refutes that report, given his projected timetable, but we'll know more within a few days. Jusuf Nurkic - C - Trail Blazers. Bosnia and Herzegovina haven't fared all that well at the World Cup Qualifiers, with Nurkic's National Team owning a record, but at least he'll come into camp fit.
He could see an increase in minutes next season with Ed Davis no longer around, although he'll still need to fend off Zach Collins. He could be a nice value pick towards the later rounds on draft day. Justin Patton - C - Timberwolves. We should get an official timetable on Patton once he goes under the knife, but there's a good chance this will have him missing the early portion of the season.
He's not worth drafting anywhere. Schroder also committed seven turnovers and went just 1-of-9 from beyond the arc, but he made an impressive alley-oop pass out of an inbound play with 0. Schroder could start in OKC while Andre Roberson recovers from knee surgery, but playing on the same team as Russell Westbrook isn't great for his fantasy outlook. Tom Thibodeau - C - Timberwolves. Thibodeau is a great defensive coach, but his offensive schemes are unimaginative, he's terrible with minutes management and has made some questionable signings in his front office role.
Taylor gave Thibodeau full control of basketball operations upon hiring him, but he's reportedly regretted that decision and has even considered making changes this summer.
Dion Waiters - G - Heat. Waiters is recovering from ankle surgery that he underwent in late january. He is nearing the end of his initial month timetable which is concerning because training camp is right around the corner. Wayne Ellington and Tyler Johnson would likely have increased roles if Waiters isn't ready for opening night. Pritchard added that he pictures McDermott "moving and occupying defenders' minds, and then you've got a two-man game of Tyreke [Evans] and Domantas [Sabonis] on one side and Doug coming off screens.
You have to dial into that. If you're not dialed into Doug, he's going to shoot and we want him to shoot a lot. Lonzo Ball - G - Lakers.
Ball is still recovering from knee surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp where he will compete with Rajon Rondo for minutes. Justin Patton broke his right foot in workouts this week. If he didn't have bad luck, he'd have no luck at all.