In an completely unexpected move, the Lakers give SG D'Angelo Russell and C Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets and in return recieve Net's C Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick:
Lakers are trading Tim Mozgov and D'Angelo Russell to Nets for Brook Lopez and 27th pick Thursday, sources say.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017
Also according to Woj, the Lakers making the moves to entice Pacers' Paul George and Cavs' LeBron James as FAs in 2018:
For the Lakers, this is longer-term play to clear space for Paul George and LeBron James pursuit. Lonzo Ball on way at No.2 https://t.co/KxfdEuAUO0— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 20, 2017
I wonder what this means for former Wolverine and 1st rounder SG Caris LeVert on the Nets. Caris spent a large portion of his rookie season coming back from injury, but ended the season with an average of 10pt/2ast/4rbs on 24 minutes after the All-Star Break. It really looked like the Nets were committed to starting and developing LeVert for the long-haul.
Currently the Nets' backcourt consists of:
- PG: Jeremy Lin, Isaiah Whitehead, Spencer Dinwiddle
- SG: D'Angelo Russell, Sean Kilpatrick, Caris LeVert, Randy Foye, Archie Goodwin, KJ McDaniels
Very OT but it is NBA Finals week (should be a GREAT series) and I have been working on this new way to compare Jordan and James for a while, so I thought this would be a good time to get some input on it. I approached it a different way than game stats vs game stats and took a team approach. Open to all criticism on it, let me have it :P
Just been watching the Celtics/Hawks game, and Timmy has had a hell of a 4th quarter. He's got 20 on the game, and he's looking like a legit player.
Frankly, the announcers can't stop talking about him. He's made a key adjustment and started slashing in true Not Just a Shooter(TM) fashion. Anybody else watching? What do y'all see different about his game?
I hope McGary is able to get himself over the injuries and self-inflicted wounds and get back on track on the basketball court somewhere. It sounds like he's looking at playing in either China or Europe.
It's being reported basically everywhere, but the NBA is following through on its threat to move the All-Star game out of North Carolina over recent bigoted laws aimed at the LGBTQ community.
Without any movement by state legislators in North Carolina to change newly enacted laws targeted at the LGBT community, the NBA is pulling the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, league sources told The Vertical.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver had threatened to move All-Star Weekend out of Charlotte unless a discriminatory North Carolina law aimed at the state’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community was changed – and time to do so has run out because of the logistics and planning the NBA needs to run its marquee midseason event, league sources said.
The league is reportedly looking towards New Orleans as a replacement host.
Edit, forgot the link. From Yahoo! Sports
Tip off 8:00 PM EST on ABC/WatchESPN --- Cleveland Cavaliers @ Golden State Warriors
GSW favored at -4.5 or -5
Tonight's possible outcomes:
1) GSW begins a dynasty by repeating
2) LBJ comes through for CLE and starts an intensive rivalry, furthering his legacy
3) Harbaugh (Why? Because)
Should be a great game. DISCUSS.