On the morning that Frédéric Weis tried to kill himself, he dreamed about owning a beach house. A beach house had been Weis’s dream for a long time. In France, in Spain, in Greece — wherever his career took him as a 7-foot-2 professional basketball player. He liked the sand, he liked the surf. A beach house was a good dream. But on that day, in January 2008, the dream did not make him smile. Weis got into his car in Bilbao, Spain, around 10 a.m. and began the drive here, to this small city in west-central France best known for its production of fine china. He was on his way to see his wife and son. About 90 minutes into the drive, Weis suddenly pulled over at a rest area near Biarritz, a French town not far from the border.
May 25, 2016 | 12:40 pm EDT Update
Whether the Cavs should really pay Love and Thompson $36 million combined to scrounge crunch-time minutes is a question for the offseason. Boston made an offer for Love at the deadline, sources have told ESPN.com, and though the Cavs found it disatisfying, the Celtics may call again if other stars higher on their list aren’t available.
For Korver, the offseason is supposed to bring the opportunity to train, strengthen and refine his skills. No one loves routine more than Korver, and no part of the NBA calendar year serves as a better opportunity to jump into a developmental regimen than the summer does. But last summer, hindered by a pair of surgery rehabilitations, Korver did not get the chance to work through his preferred prep work. This summer, he will. “I’m looking forward to a good summer of training again and being able to get back to what I like to do in the offseason,” he said.
Josh Lewenberg: How close is Valanciunas to 100%? “Close. I’m ready to go. Percentage wise? I don’t know. My ankle doesn’t say the percentage”
Nothing more, nothing less. But for Curry, after knocking down 402 threes at 45.4% during the regular season, it has to be something more. Doesn’t it? As USA TODAY’s Sam Amick wrote, Curry insists he’s just fine. So does coach Steve Kerr, who — after Tuesday night’s 118-94 loss — said that Curry “just had a lousy night.” “It happens, even to the best players in the world,” Kerr added.