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NBA draft: Ja Morant is the right fit to lead the Memphis Grizzlies into their uncertain future

NBA draft: Ja Morant is the right fit to lead the Memphis Grizzlies into their uncertain future

Ja Morant spoke about his recent meeting with Memphis Grizzlies officials, Mike Conley, Jaren Jackson Jr. and more ahead of Thursdays NBA draft.        
The Dream Shake Jun 19, 2019
Chris Paul, James Harden drama appears overblown

Chris Paul, James Harden drama appears overblown

Let’s get to the bottom of this thing. Well, the offseason for the Houston Rockets just got real interesting. Yesterday’s report from Yahoo Sports that James Harden and Chris Paul’s relationship was “unsalvageable” and that Paul demanded a trade after Houston’s second-round playoff loss to the Golden State Warriors set off a firestorm. Where there’s smoke, there tends to be fire in these types of issues, right? And with Paul’s generally abrasive on-court demeanor and Harden’s occasional appearance of aloofness, it’s not that big of a leap to see how these two might...
Thunderous Intentions Jun 19, 2019

Should OKC Thunder trade down to nab Oregon’s Louis King?

With the OKC Thunder looking to trade out or down in the draft, Oregon’s Louis King makes a compelling case for Sam Presti to consider. Recently I outlined how trading into the second round isn’t necessarily what Sam Presti is focused on doing it could also save the team money in the long run. So, […] Should OKC Thunder trade down to nab Oregon’s Louis King? - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Joy Harjo named the First Native American U.S. Poet Laureate

Oklahoma writer and Muscogee Creek Nation member Joy Harjo was named the country’s next poet laureate on Wednesday, making her the first ever Native American to serve in the position. “I share this honor with ancestors and teachers who inspired in me a love poetry, who taught that words are powerful...
Soaring Down South Jun 19, 2019

2019 NBA Draft: Why Brandon Clarke is a Perfect Atlanta Hawks Fit

An in-depth profile of how Brandon Clarke of Gonzaga would fit on the Atlanta Hawks if the team takes him in the 2019 NBA Draft. Though there’s been wide speculation that the Atlanta Hawks are interested in moving either up or down from their #10 selection in the 2019 NBA Draft, they would be wise […] 2019 NBA Draft: Why Brandon Clarke is a Perfect Atlanta Hawks Fit - Soaring Down South - Soaring Down South - An Atlanta Hawks blog
Lake Show Life Jun 19, 2019

Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Reasons they deserve to be NBA Title favorites

With the Los Angeles Lakers agreeing to trade for Anthony Davis, here are four reasons why they deserve to be the favorites to win it all. The Los Angeles Lakers were able to make the first big splash of the offseason by agreeing to a blockbuster trade that will bring Anthony Davis to Los Angeles. […] Los Angeles Lakers: 4 Reasons they deserve to be NBA Title favorites - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The J-Notes Jun 19, 2019

Utah Jazz rumors: Bobby Portis in play? More on Conley trade talks

A report has linked the Utah Jazz to Washington Wizards big man and soon-to-be restricted free agent Bobby Portis. Also: an addendum to the Mike Conley rumors. For several weeks now, much of the chatter about the Utah Jazz’s plan for the upcoming free agent frenzy has centered the likes of Tobias Harris, Kemba Walker […] Utah Jazz rumors: Bobby Portis in play? More on Conley trade talks - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Suicide rates for U.S. teens and young adults reach highest level since 2000

Suicide among young people is on a startling trend upward, with the 2017 rate for 15- to 24-year-olds reaching its highest point since 2000, according to new research. The rate was even more concerning among males and adolescents aged 15 to 19 years old, a research paper published Tuesday in the...

Toni Morrison doc filmmaker ‘very conscious’ of chronicling Nobel Prize winner’s life without ‘white gaze’ in ‘The Pieces I Am’

In the beginning of the new documentary, “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am,” the Nobel Prize winner talks candidly about how she spent her entire writing life “trying to make sure that the white gaze” wasn’t dominant in her storytelling. Early in her career, the unapologetically black author of African-American-focused...
Behind the Buck Pass Jun 19, 2019

Milwaukee Bucks: Taking a look at the history of 30th overall picks

As the Milwaukee Bucks hold the 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, their lone selection, we look at the history of players that have been taken in previous iterations of the draft. The countdown to the 2019 NBA Draft continues to tick down and Thursday night’s festivities stand to be highly entertaining, considering […] Milwaukee Bucks: Taking a look at the history of 30th overall picks - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More
Lake Show Life Jun 19, 2019

Los Angeles Lakers: 5 reasons Anthony Davis trade is a win

The Toronto Raptors won their first title in franchise history, but it is the Los Angeles Lakers who are the talk of the NBA world and are even the favorites to win the 2020 championship in Las Vegas. This is all because of the move they made for Anthony Davis, that will set them up […] Los Angeles Lakers: 5 reasons Anthony Davis trade is a win - Lake Show Life - Lake Show Life - A Los Angeles Lakers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bright Side Of The Sun Jun 19, 2019
James Jones on Suns pick number six: “Not looking to trade it”

James Jones on Suns pick number six: “Not looking to trade it”

Your Phoenix Suns are slated to pick sixth in Thursday’s NBA Draft. On Tuesday Suns general manager James Jones indicated that’s exactly what will happen, and advised the media not to expect a trade. “I’m comfortable staying there,” Jones said. “Not looking to trade it. I think there are more than six good players in this draft.” “There’s no pressure to ... do something,” the GM of a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs in nearly a decade said. “At the end of the day, if we didn’t believe Devin (Booker) or Deandre (Ayton) were foundation pieces, then we should be...
ClutchPoints Jun 19, 2019
Brooklyn expected to join Al Horford sweepstakes

Brooklyn expected to join Al Horford sweepstakes

The Brooklyn Nets could wind up getting major payback for that top pick that was snagged from their hands years ago from the Boston Celtics, as they have set their sights on big man Al Horford, who recently opted out of his $30.1 million player option, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston. […] The post Brooklyn expected to join Al Horford sweepstakes appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Blazer's Edge Jun 19, 2019
Blazer’s Edge Mock Draft: Part Two

Blazer’s Edge Mock Draft: Part Two

We bring you a pick-by-pick mock of the 2018 NBA Draft with opinions, predictions surrounding all the top prospects. The 2019 NBA Draft goes down Thursday, June 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In preparation for the first round—in which the Trail Blazers currently hold the No. 25 pick—Blazer’s Edge contributor Steve Dewald mocked the first 30 selections. We covered the first 15 selections in Part One and now we turn our attention to the final half of the first round. Both the Spurs and Celtics own multiple picks. Barring a trade, the Blazers will make their only selection...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jun 19, 2019
The seasons of Mike Conley

The seasons of Mike Conley

At the likely end of his time in Memphis, a look back at this season of his life with the Grizzlies Life is made up of meetings and partings...that is the way of it. - Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit in A Muppet’s Christmas Carol In the spring of Mike Conley’s career with the Memphis Grizzlies, there was plenty of rain. The 4th overall pick of the Grizzlies in the 2007 NBA Draft was not universally beloved from the beginning of his Memphis run. In fact, in some of the darkest corners of the internet and elsewhere, there was outright disgust and disdain for what Conley was at the start...

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