Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News on 97.5 The Fanatic: I just got off the phone with somebody who I really trust in the NBA, and he’s like there’s no way his agent is going to let him play this year. That’s an injury that you don’t mess around with, and he thinks he’s going to keep him off his feet all year.
July 21, 2017 | 8:35 am EDT Update
Mannix said the Celtics have the capability of putting together a hard-to-turn-down offer, especially if the lottery luck continues with the Nets and Lakers picks the C’s own. “If you’re the Pelicans, they’re going to be very few offers that make you pause for Anthony Davis,” Mannix said. “Spin it forward to next June and the let’s say ping-pong balls fall Boston’s way. The Nets are bad, let’s say they’re number one. The Lakers land in the two through five range. Let’s say they wind up at three. “One and three and Jayson Tatum?” Mannix theorized. “That’s going to be hard for New Orleans to turn down.”
“It’s reasonable to think that he will want out and that his people will start pressing to get him out,” Beck said. “If you’re the Boston Celtics and you’re still sitting on that cache of picks and players, you are sitting so perfectly to make that kind of deal. Arguably, given Anthony Davis’ talent and his age, this should be the best package we’ve seen in, I don’t know, decades. It should be the kind of package that blows you away. The kind of package people thought they wanted to see Boston do for Paul George or Jimmy Butler.
French big man Yannis Morin has agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, as reported by BeBasket. Morin spent the Summer League with OKC and made a good impression on the staff. The player has opted-out of his deal with Chalons-Reims, as his agent confirmed to BeBasket.
Dixon’s background has been widely publicized since his days at the University of Maryland where he led the Terrapins to the 2002 National Championship and was named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. His childhood was complicated with both of his parents passing away from complications due to AIDs when he was just 16 years-old. That is what Dixon thought up until a year ago when he became aware that the man he was told was his biological father wasn’t and was re-united with his actual father who is a retired correctional officer and was an All-City basketball player in high school in Baltimore.
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