Daily Archives: July 30, 2022

Warriors’ Klay Thompson’s posts epic PSA while on vacation in Bahamas

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update your settings here to see it. Klay posts epic reminder while on vacation in Bahamas originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Klay Thompson is enjoying his summer after winning the 2022 NBA Finals in a six-game series over the Boston Celtics. On Sunday, the Warriors guard was at Dodgers …

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Charge dropped against Paolo Banchero tied to teammate’s DWI stop

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against former Duke player and No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Paolo Banchero tied to an impaired-driving incident involving a teammate and grandson of now-retired Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. The News and Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that Banchero’s citation for aiding and abetting impaired driving from a November …

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Celtics insider thinks Jayson Tatum shouldn’t learn from Kevin Durant

While the NBA world unfolds following the news that the Boston Celtics proposed a trade to the Brooklyn Nets for disgruntled Kevin Durant, a Boston insider infers that Durant wouldn’t be good for the team. NBA insider at Stadium Jeff Goodman talked about the trade rumors on the  ‘Merloni, Fauria and Mego’ radio segment. Goodman suggests that Durant may not …

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How much is each team projected to spend?

Last year, the NBA had its highest luxury tax distribution in league history. Seven teams finished over the luxury tax and combined for $481 million in luxury tax payments. The remaining 23 teams who finished below the luxury tax received $10.46 million each from the distribution. The 2021-22 NBA season was projected to have a record-setting luxury tax season as …

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Top 2023 power forward Xavier Booker commits

Two years ago, Tom Izzo landed the top player in the nation and then lost him a year later. On Saturday, Michigan State basketball’s head coach may have did it for the 2023 class. Xavier Booker announced Saturday his commitment to the Spartans on Instagram. The 6-foot-10, 205-pound power forward from Indianapolis chose MSU over his other eight finalists Michigan, Purdue, Ohio …

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Nuggets’ Collin Gillespie out indefinitely after fracturing leg

Denver Nuggets rookie Collin Gillespie will be out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a lower left leg fracture, the team announced. Gillespie, who went undrafted out of Villanova, suffered the injury this week and underwent surgery on Friday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Jim, told the Philadelphia Inquirer the injury was suffered helping out at a Villanova team practice. …

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Michigan State basketball recruiting: Five-star PF Xavier Booker, nation’s No. 3 prospect, commits to Spartans

Getty Images Michigan State added another big name to its 2023 recruiting class Saturday as five-star prospect Xavier Booker, the No. 3 recruit in the 247Sports rankings, pledged his allegiance to the Spartans. Booker, an Indianapolis product, chose Michigan State over an offer sheet that included Indiana, Auburn, Cincinnati, Gonzaga and more than two dozen others. The 6-foot-10 power forward …

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LeBron James’ top 10 games of the 2021-22 season: No. 3

Late in the 2021-22 season, the Los Angeles Lakers’ fortunes were crumbling fast, and LeBron James was trying to do something to salvage some dignity. With Anthony Davis once again suffering a significant injury, the four-time MVP felt he had to score lots and lots of points to give his team a chance at victory each night – even against …

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Knicks, Jazz trade talks for Donovan Mitchell “stalled out”

The latest update on a Donovan Mitchell trade to the Knicks is that there is no update. Trade talks have dragged out for weeks with apparently little progress, and Shams Charania of The Athletic confirmed that in an interview on Friday when he said the talks have “stalled out.” This content is not available due to your privacy preferences. Update …

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Russell Westbrook’s top 10 games of the 2021-22 season: No. 3

In March, the Los Angeles Lakers’ chances of reaching the play-in tournament were dwindling fast, and fair or not, most blamed Russell Westbrook. His inconsistent and inefficient play was tabbed as the overwhelming reason the team was falling extremely short of expectations. On March 18, L.A. took on the Toronto Raptors in Canada, and in crunch time, it looked like …

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No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero reveals advice given by Jamal Crawford

Paolo Banchero and Jamal Crawford have a longstanding friendship as the former NBA veteran has offered plenty of advice to the recent No. 1 pick over the years. Banchero recently shared some of that information in an interview. The two were each born in Seattle, Washington, and represent their hometown often. Banchero even participated in Crawford’s annual pro-am league last year …

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76ers face NBA tampering probe after deals with former Rockets

Former Rockets players James Harden, PJ Tucker, and Danuel House Jr. are suddenly back together with the Philadelphia 76ers, and the NBA is reportedly investigating how it all came to be. The Sixers are loaded with Houston connections, including an executive team headlined by former Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and longtime CEO Tad Brown. They traded for Harden in …

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Anthony Davis’ top 10 games of the 2021-22 season: No. 3

On Jan. 25, Anthony Davis finally returned for the Los Angeles Lakers after missing more than five weeks with a sprained MCL. It didn’t take him long to return to form, as he had a pretty dominant performance in just his second game back. Unfortunately, at the same time, LeBron James went on the shelf with a knee ailment. Therefore, …

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Nets star Kyrie Irving ranked as the 8th best point guard in the NBA

HoopsHype recently made a list of the top-twenty-five Point Guards in the league and Kyrie Irving shows up on the list at number eight. While there are some headscratchers on this list, they definitely got Irving right as far as his ranking goes. Even without playing many games last season, Irving is still one of the best scoring guards in …

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Sacramento Kings sign Matthew Dellavedova to one-year contract

Matthew Dellavedova is back in the NBA. He spent last season in Australia playing for Melbourne United, but after working out for teams in Las Vegas during Summer League, the Kings decided to bring Dellavedova back stateside. This is a partially guaranteed one-year contract at the veteran minimum ($2.6 million), reports Michael Scotto of Hoopshype. Dellavedova, who will turn 32 …

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3 breakout player candidates for Sixers in the 2022-23 season

The Philadelphia 76ers are getting ready to seriously contend for a title in the 2022-23 season behind some of the best talent in the league led by Joel Embiid, James Harden, Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris. However, those core players will need help from role players. The Sixers went out and signed proven players PJ Tucker and Danuel House Jr. …

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Don’t sleep on Kendrick Nunn’s potential impact on the Lakers

If the Los Angeles Lakers start the upcoming season with the exact roster they have right now, many fans won’t feel good about the team’s potential. Many think the current team is a play-in team or, even worse, bound for another lottery season. Such pessimism is perfectly understandable from a visceral standpoint. The Lakers are coming off the most disappointing …

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