Category Archive: Sports

Jun 24

Nuggets draft pick Monte Morris has built his reputation as a point guard on the position’s most important trait: winning

Six hours before he was drafted by the Nuggets on Thursday, Monte Morris drove away from all the nerves and sat down with his grandmother.

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Jun 24

Celtics’ Mike Zarren poked fun at Danny Ainge’s love of Chipotle

“He’d find Venetian Chipotle.”

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Jun 24

How the Celtics can build a super team in 5 steps

Boston has all the pieces in place to make significant upgrades this summer.

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Jun 24

Miller: Lonzo Ball brings a little magic with him to the Lakers

EL SEGUNDO >> He was called “a great leader” with an “incredible basketball IQ” who has “greatness written all over him.”

In paying Lonzo Ball the ultimate compliment, Magic Johnson even likened the newest Laker to Magic Johnson.

Then Rob Pelinka, the team’s general manager, described Ball as an “unbelievable person and player” with “transcendent talent” who “is a perfect fit here.

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Jun 24

Blake Griffin opts out, becomes free agent

Blake Griffin has decided to test free agency, telling the Los Angeles Clippers that he is opting out of the final year of his contract.

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Jun 24

VIDEO: Can Lakers make playoffs in Ball’s first year?

Bill Oram, Mark Medina, and Jonathan Khamis of the Southern California News Group discuss what’s next for the Lakers, as Lonzo Ball was introduced. The press conference included statements from Magic Johnson, Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, and Lon…

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Jun 24

Bulls have emerged from a ball of confusion to parts unknown

The big red button was pressed and Jimmy Butler was ejected from the Chicago Bulls’ present and future as they finally made the decision to rebuild after two years of resisting. Trading Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the ability to draft Lauri Markkanen represents the Bulls committing to the draft lottery and fully going in on the Fred Hoiberg experience for the foreseeable future, as the prospect of trying to improve through shrewd moves in the East while also facing the likelihood of Butler commanding a $200 million contract wasn’t palatable to their pocketbook or their sensibilities. On one hand, making a decision — any decision — can be applauded on some

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Jun 24

Tom Thibodeau reels off 10 Jimmy Butler compliments in 30 seconds

The big red button was pressed and Jimmy Butler was ejected from the Chicago Bulls’ present and future as they finally made the decision to rebuild after two years of resisting. Trading Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the ability to draft Lauri Markkanen represents the Bulls committing to the draft lottery and fully going in on the Fred Hoiberg experience for the foreseeable future, as the prospect of trying to improve through shrewd moves in the East while also facing the likelihood of Butler commanding a $200 million contract wasn’t palatable to their pocketbook or their sensibilities. On one hand, making a decision — any decision — can be applauded on some

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Jun 23

Jimmy Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

The Minnesota Timberwolves made the biggest splash on draft night, acquiring Jimmy Butler in a trade with Chicago

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Jun 23

Bulls send Jimmy Butler to Wolves; Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn to Chicago

The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired three-time All-Star  Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls in a draft-night deal that reunites him with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.  The Wolves received the No. 16 overall pick in Thursday night’s draft, which was used to select Justin Patton, the freshman center from Creighton.  The Bulls, meanwhile, acquired guards Kris Dunn and Zach LaVine as well as the No. 7 overall pick Thursday night, which was used to select 7-footer  Lauri Markkanen from Arizona. “What we’ve done tonight is set a direction,” said John Paxson, the Bulls’ vice president of basketball operations. “We’re going to do it with young players. We’re going to be disciplined and patient.

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Jun 23

Butler trade sets the stage for looming free agency

Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston, the Clippers among them – were jockeying, making calls and looking for deals to try to position themselves to make a run at the Golden State juggernaut. The Celtics and Cavaliers were looking hard at Pacers star…

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Jun 23

Clippers’ Blake Griffin, Chris Paul decide to become free agents

The Clippers’ summer of uncertainty officially started Friday when Chris Paul and Blake Griffin notified the team they will opt out of their contracts to become unrestricted free agents.The moves, long expected, were first reported by The Vertical and …

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Jun 23

Trey Lyles envisioned playing for the Nuggets coming out of Kentucky. Two years later, he has his chance.

As Trey Lyles traversed the country in the months leading up to the 2015 NBA draft, there was something that stuck out about his trip to the Rocky Mountains.

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Jun 23

Humble Bam Adebayo draws lofty comparisons to Kevin Garnett, Shawn Kemp

The story of Miami Heat first-round draft choice Bam Adebayo is a story of a player who insists he will never forget about where he has been. It also is a story about who he can become. It was with that heartfelt look back and the optimism of what could be ahead that the big man taken with Thursday night’s No. 14 pick was introduced Friday on the practice court at AmericanAirlines Arena. It was a session that had coach Erik Spoelstra agreeing with Adebayo’s comparisons of his potential to that of Kevin Garnett and had Heat President Pat Riley offering up a comparison to Shawn Kemp. Yet for as much as the 6-foot-10 Adebayo is about the shot-blocking, rebounding and athletic possibilities that

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Jun 23

NBA Draft Day Grades

Kristaps Porzingis is still a Knick. Paul George is still a Pacer. There were some buzzed-about trades that never happened during Thursday’s draft, but we still had a blockbuster with Jimmy Butler going to the Wolves, and plenty of pick-swapping throughout the draft.

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Jun 23

Jimmy Butler gives a heartfelt goodbye to Chicago via Instagram post

Butler posted a heartfelt message on Instagram, thanking everyone after the Bulls traded him to Minnesota. Jimmy Butler poured his emotions onto his smartphone screen, posting a picture on Instagram of himself in front of the Chicago skyline. Butler, a perennial All-Star and one of the league’s best two-way players, was traded from the Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves during Thursday’s NBA draft.

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Jun 23

Jimmy Butler’s trainer tweets how he really feels about the Bulls after trade to Wolves

Gaines sent out a tweet expressing his displeasure with Gar Forman, the Bulls’ GM. 0-82.worst culture in the league.I met drug dealers with better morals then their GM. “That is his choice, his words,” Butler said, via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

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Jun 23

Tim Connelly: Defensive improvement must start internally for the Nuggets

It was fitting the Nuggets saw their playoff hopes officially end back in April while they were on the defensive end of the floor.

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Jun 23

Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) – Beyond the scouting, strategy and suspense of teams trying to select the right player for their slot in the NBA Draft, a spate of trades spiced up the proceedings at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday. The biggest bombshell sent All-Star guard Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where Butler was reunited with his former coach Tom Thibodeau. The T-Wolves also received draft rights to 16th pick Justin Patton of Creighton, while the Bulls beefed up their roster by getting promising Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen of Finland, the seventh player taken.

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Jun 23

Butler changes address as flurry of deals spice Draft night

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) – Beyond the scouting, strategy and suspense of teams trying to select the right player for their slot in the NBA Draft, a spate of trades spiced up the proceedings at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Thursday. The biggest bombshell sent All-Star guard Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves, where Butler was reunited with his former coach Tom Thibodeau. The T-Wolves also received draft rights to 16th pick Justin Patton of Creighton, while the Bulls beefed up their roster by getting promising Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen of Finland, the seventh player taken.

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