Jamal James

16 Jun 19
The Denver Post
If you believed what the Nuggets preached all season – that is, incremental growth, sustained progress, organic development, then a deal that would’ve brought superstar Anthony Davis to Denver never made any sense. Before Saturday’s league-altering trade between New Orleans and the Los Angeles Lakers, which sent Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the Big Easy for Davis, the Nuggets did their due diligence on a potential Davis deal, according to a league source. Davis, who can be a free agent next summer, had long made it known that he wanted to play alongside LeBron James in Los Angeles. If the Nuggets believed that Davis would’ve considered staying past next season, they would’ve been more aggressive in trying to acquire the six-time All-Star, according to a source. They were confident that that wasn’t the case. RELATED: Nuggets offseason agenda: What moves can Denver make? Furthermore, the Pelicans insisted that any potential deal for Davis had to include Nuggets rising star Jamal Murray. That was a non-starter for the Nuggets, who a month ago finished their most successful season in a decade. The Lakers, with the knowledge that Davis wanted to be there, were willing to give up far more than the Nuggets wanted to offer. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] It’s easy to point to the success of the recently crowned champion Toronto Raptors and say the Nuggets should’ve done everything in their power to attain a player of Davis’ caliber. But not only could it short-circuit Denver’s promising future, Toronto’s huge gamble was for a player (Kawhi Leonard) with an NBA Finals MVP already on his resume. With all due respect to Davis, the Pelicans weren’t world-beaters. The other factor concerned Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. The prized prospect has spent the past year redshirting under the careful watch of the Nuggets’ organization, and as Porter Jr.’s fullcourt workouts have ramped up recently, optimism has been building about his potential. The reality is that no team could value Porter Jr. more than the Nuggets at this stage, simply because no one else has seen him play. Rivals and league executives will get their first glimpse of last year’s No. 14 pick when he debuts at Summer League in early July. The possibility of pairing All-NBA center Nikola Jokic with Anthony Davis was enticing and could’ve potentially vaulted Denver into the upper echelon of title contenders next season. But the Nuggets were unwilling to part with Murray, one of their core pieces, for what could’ve been just a one-year run with Davis. Like this story? Help support more local journalism.Become a subscriber for only 99 cents for the first month.
16 Jun 19
Daily Republic

Jun. 16–On a cold January night in the middle of Oregon, Kevin Porter Jr. felt himself tumbling into that lonely place he goes when the disappointment of a bad game turns crippling. Fighting it, he thumbed through his phone and called his mother. Fortunately, Ayanna Porter had driven down from Seattle to attend the loss […]

16 Jun 19
BBallScholar

1 KAWHI LEONARD (TOR) 2 STEPH CURRY (GSW) 3 KEVIN DURANT (GSW) 4 NIKOLA JOKIC (DEN) 5 PASCAL SIAKEM (TOR) 6 KLAY THOMPSON (GSW) 7 GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO (MLW) 8 KYLE LOWERY (TOR) 9 DRAYMOND GREEN (GSW) 10 DAMIAN LILLARD (POR) 11 JAMES HARDEN (HOU) 12 MARC GASOL (TOR) 13 CJ MCCOLLUM (POR) 14 JIMMY BUTLER […]

16 Jun 19
Into Oblivion

So the inevitable finally occurred. Anthony Davis is now a Los Angeles Laker, and the drama that ensued has finally washed away with the tide. We all knew this was coming at some point. Ever since Davis fired his old agent last summer and signed with Klutch sports, everyone in the NBA Circle knew that […]

16 Jun 19
Ball Movement

Version 2 of my 2019 NBA mock draft, edited after the Anthony Davis trade

16 Jun 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Protesters will target Puma stores across the UK on Saturday, urging the sportswear brand to end its deal with Israel’s football association, Palestinian activists said on Saturday. Protesters argue that Puma’s decision to become the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA) makes the brand complicit in Israel’s violations of international law and human […]

16 Jun 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

There were some familiar names on the court last week at the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 camp. Wade. Howard. Mashburn. Abdur-Rahim.  For years, they were among the biggest names in the NBA. And fans might see those names return to the league again in the near future. Zaire Wade, Jace Howard, Jamal Mashburn Jr. and Jabri Abdur-Rahim […]

16 Jun 19
Muqdisho Online - Caasimada Muqdisho. Somalia

MW Farmaajo oo ay gadaal ka riixayaan RW Kheyre iyo Wasiir Jamal Maxamed Xasan ayaa aad ugu ololeynayay in Ergayga Gaarka ah ee QM laga dhigo haweeney u dhalatay dalka Norway, iyagoo diidadanaa magacaabidda James Swan oo loo magacaabay ergeyga Qaramada Midoobey ee Soomaaliya Bishii May 30, 2019, taasoo dhalisay kala qeybsanaan siyaasadeed oo aad […]

16 Jun 19
Daily Republic

It wasn’t much more than a week into his second season when Monte Morris realized he not only really belonged in the NBA, but might thrive there as well. That night, after playing just three games as a rookie, the Iowa State legend had 20 points on 6 of 9 shooting, including 2 of 2 […]

15 Jun 19
LILLIE ROSS

Lila Bromberg, USA TODAY Published 5:46 p.m. ET June 15, 2019 | Updated 5:47 p.m. ET June 15, 2019CLOSE Raptors president, Masai Ujiri, got into an altercation with an officer after the team won an NBA championship. Max Schreiber, USA TODAYThere were some familiar names on the court last week at the National Basketball Players…

15 Jun 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Palestinian activists in the UK are planning protests across the UK against Puma, over the sportswear brand’s deal with the Israel Football Association. Protesters will target Puma stores across the UK on Saturday, urging the sportswear brand to end its deal with Israel’s football association, Palestinian activists said on Saturday. Protesters argue that Puma’s decision […]

15 Jun 19
PlaymakersRadio

By Jacob Paul I sat down today ready to write an NBA mock draft and realized about five minutes later that there were a couple things stopping me from doing that. One: I haven’t heard from my team sources yet about what the teams were thinking about the different prospects and more importantly, Two: I […]

15 Jun 19
Ball Movement

I take my best stab at predicting what will happen in the draft on June 20th.

15 Jun 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Protesters will target Puma stores across the UK on Saturday, urging the sportswear brand to end its deal with Israel’s football association, Palestinian activists said on Saturday. Protesters argue that Puma’s decision to become the main sponsor of the Israel Football Association (IFA) makes the brand complicit in Israel’s violations of international law and human […]

15 Jun 19
Chiefs Wire

Mandatory minicamp is over, so what do we takeaway from it all heading into training camp?

15 Jun 19
Just Above Sunset

This had to happen. The Obama administration, along with Russia and China and the major European nations, had worked out that nuclear deal with Iran. For at least ten years, with a possible extension, Iran would stop their nuclear weapons work, and allow everyone in to see that they had. The joint agreement did not […]