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oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

Josh Jackson needs to grow up. The Suns didn't trade him just because he's been a disappointment on the basketball court, but because of his behavior off the floor. He can't do things like missed scheduled appearances (which he did) or run away from the police (which he did).

If he doesn't grow up, he could find that no team will want him. Because he hasn't shown he's a good enough player for teams to put up with that kind of stuff.

Meanwhile, as I expected, the Sacramento Kings have refused to pick up the 3rd year option on Frank Mason III, making him a free agent. Hopefully he can latch on with another NBA team, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him sign with a team overseas instead.

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

The NBA may reduce the number of regular season games in the near future. That's one of the proposals the Commissioner has floated out this summer, along with the idea of play-in games for the postseason and midseason tournament. The latter idea makes no sense to me -- who cares who is ahead in the standing midway through the season? But reducing the number of games (say, to 75) could be a good idea. Especially now that "load management" has become a thing

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

The President of the United States is a sexist, a racist and a homophobe who clearly doesn't give a damn about people's basic human rights, but you are offended by a handful of athletes?

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

If that's the case, then how did the Toronto Raptors just win the NBA title? They weren't the "fan favorite". In fact, the "fan favorite" (LeBron & the Lakers) didn't even make the playoffs.

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

What's BS about that? I wouldn't want the person who bought the company that I work for be called my owner.

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

I watch a ton of NBA basketball. Devonte' struggled badly with his shooting last season (34.3% overall, 28.1% from 3-point range) and he was poor on defense. He did do a solid job as a ballhandler, though.

Terry Rozier had a breakout performance in the 2017-18 playoffs. If the Celtics hadn'tt decided to chase Walkeer after Irving made it clear he wasn't sticking around, Rozier would have been Boston's starting PG this coming season. Instesd, he will be Charlotte's, There won't be an open competition for the position. Devonte' should get more playing time this season and he likely won't be bouncing back and forth to the G-League like he was last season. But a realistic prediction would be him getting around 18 MPG as the Hornets' backup PG.

However, there is also a thought among Hornets' fans that Malik Monk could be the primary backup PG. So Devonte' better shoot the ball a LOT better and improve his defense if he wants to be in the rotation.

(I can say the same thing about Frank Mason, by the way. Only difference is, Devonte' is under contract while the Kings may not pick up Mason's 3rd yr option)

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

nvm

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

If the Kings hadn;t fired their head coach, I'd say there's no way Frank would be on Sacramento's roster this coming season. He was piling up DNP-CDs like crazy. And the Kings never even sent him down to the G-League so he could get some actual playing time.

Even with Luke Walton now being the coach, I'd be surprised if the Kings don't cut Frank this summer and let him try to catch on with another team. He shot the ball horribly last season and he is a defensive liability because of his size. I loved him as a Jayhawk, but the reality is that if he wants to have a long career as a basketball player, he may have to go play overseas. But even if he wants to try and stay in the NBA, his best chance of doing so probably won't be in Sacramento.

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

The Warriors have a bunch of open roster spots. Even if they re-sign with GS, neither Klay Thompson nor Kevin Durant will be on the active roster after suffering major injuries in the NBA Finals. Shaun Livingston is reportedly retiring. DeMarcus Cousins, Andrew Bogut, Kevon Looney & Jordan Bell all had expring contracts, and of those 4, Looney is the only one I see the Warriors definietly re-signing. Bogut may go back to Australia again or just retire. Bell was bad this past season and fell out of favor with Kerr. And Cousins may go looking for a bigger contract.

So there should be the opportunity for Lawson to earn a roster spot. Not to mention, they could always sign him to a 2-way deal.

BTW, did Vick sign with anyone? Even for a Summer League deal?

oddgirl2 (Anonymous) says...

So can Kirk Hinrich take some credit for this victory? Gary Woodland said that it was after he had to try and guard Kirk in an exhibition game his freshman season at Washburn that he realized professional basketball wasn't in his future, thus leading him to transfer to KU on a golf scholarship and pursuing that sport as his future profession ;)