Everyone seems to be waiting on LeBron...
LeBron should declare his team before Kawhi is dealt, which would reduce the Spurs' leverage. But the Spurs know this and should preemptively trade Kawhi before LeBron declares! pic.twitter.com/BzNhExVMDz— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 29, 2018
Latest word is LeBron is almost certainly going to be a Laker. The big question becomes who else is going to join him. The most likely would’ve been Paul George, but he’s staying in Oklahoma City.
Paul George has committed to sign a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2018
Overnight, there was a lot of activity.
- Will Barton stayed in Denver
- Rudy Gay signed a one year deal in San Antonio.
- Deandre Jordan is going to Dallas.
- Kevin Durant re-upped with Golden State.
- Doug McDermott is heading to Indiana.
- Trevor Ariza picked up a one year deal with Phoenix.
I’m sure there will be approximately 400 more deals by the time I wake up today (hint... I wrote this last night — in case you were wondering).
Not inadvertent advertising
Pretty good marketing for recruiting. Michael Porter Jr., Jaylen Brown, Ivan Rabb, Jabari Bird, Tyrone Wallace, Josh Richardson, Jarnell Stokes, and Jordan McRae all played under Cuonzo since 2014. Next season Martin is almost assured to make it nine and six. This is like direct marketing material for recruits.
Speaking of draft picks, it was MPJs birthday on Friday, Happy Birthday Mike!
Happy Birthday Michael Jr.! May God always smile on you and keep you close to His heart! Blows my mind that you’re 20 years old. I love you, boy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/flyqK2XiH0— Michael Porter, Sr. (@coachporter8) June 29, 2018
#Lock4Heisman is a few years late, but it’s happening
Jack Peglow and I started the campaign Drew Lock’s freshman year, but it’s finally starting to take hold. Lock recently went on ESPN radio to talk about this upcoming season and the expectations, which seem to be all over the map.
If you’re looking for reasons to be positive listening to the interview, Lock sounds confident. He’s never one to not carry himself confidently, but the changes the offense is making mean there is a lot of pressure on Lock to perform. If he plays well the Tigers could be in very good shape to be a surprise team this year.
A 19-year old rules the World Cup while two legends exit
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi both took L’s yesterday in the round of 16 of the World Cup, meanwhile...
Kylian Mbappé is clearly the breakout star of the World Cup becoming the youngest player since Pele to score multiple goals in non-pool play action. Pretty cool.
Mbappe wasn’t even alive for MMMBop— Katie Nolan (@katienolan) June 30, 2018
May we all be as happy as Henry Winkler on the river
Have a great Sunday everyone.