Kobe Bryant an Olympian again?

Kobe Bryant has a chance to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, even though he is not attending Team USA’s minicamp this week, USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo told SheridanHoops Tuesday. “If he had a great year, it would be a great story for him to try to close out his career by winning a gold medal,” Colangelo said.

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November 28, 2015 | 4:31 pm EST Update
Although the Kings lost on Friday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena. Rajon Rondo accomplished a feat no Sacramento player had reached since March of 1991. Dishing out 16 assists and committing zero turnovers on Friday night marks the first time a Kings player has achieved those stats since former Kings guard and current UC Davis head coach Jim Les recorded 17 assists and zero turnovers on March 2, 1991.
Basketball skills aside, Vaughn also has a big-time heart. While a relatively quiet person, Vaughn’s actions speak loudly. He has always been willing to lend a hand as he once again demonstrated Tuesday. That’s when Vaughn distributed 250 turkeys at an event for the Inspiring Minds Child Development Center in Milwaukee. “Being able to give back to the community is something I always want to do,’’ Vaughn said. “I’ve been here in Milwaukee a few months and I hadn’t done anything yet, so I thought this would be a good time to do that.’’
But what’s unusual about Vaughn’s decision is that it was unscripted and not some publicity stunt instigated by his agent or business people. “This was my idea; I did this because I’ve always wanted to do it,’’ Vaughn said. “I was always going to do something here in Milwaukee, whether it was like a toy drive for Christmas or whatever.’’ Tzvi Grossman of Royalty Management, who is Vaughn’s business manager and helped organize the event, said the event illustrated Vaughn’s maturity and how he gets the big picture.
November 28, 2015 | 3:28 pm EST Update
Q: Did Steve go to you first on moving Andre to the sixth man role? Walton: I know we talked about it. I don’t really remember exactly how or when the conversation went. But he definitely asked me about it. I think he was pretty sure he wanted to make that move; he was just kind of asking my opinion on it. I think he was going to make that happen either way. Obviously for the strength of the growth of Harrison, but also to strengthen our second unit with some veteran leadership coming off.

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