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July 27, 2015 | 9:13 pm EDT Update
Arenas posted a photo to Instagram Sunday night showing himself and four children standing at the fairgrounds in front of a mountain of stuffed toys. “We just got banned from all the basketball hoops at (OC Fair),” Arenas wrote in the caption. OC Fair spokeswoman Robin Wachner said on Monday that Arenas was not banned from returning and playing in the future, but he had won the daily maximum of one prize per day from each of the fair’s 15 basketball games. No one at the fair recalled anyone previously achieving that same winning streak, she said.
via Orange County Register
July 27, 2015 | 7:51 pm EDT Update
Question has been, though, which dream will Connaughton pursue? “That’s the million-dollar question – literally,” said Connaughton, picked in the fourth round, 38th overall, of the 2014 amateur baseball draft by the Orioles and in the second round, 41st overall, by the Nets in the 2015 NBA draft before being traded to the Trail Blazers. The answer, for now, is basketball. Connaughton signed a three-year, rookie-scale contract with the Trail Blazers last week, with the first two years guaranteed at roughly $1.5 million, according to spotrac.com. He will put his baseball career on hold as he begins his NBA journey. “You kind of have to expect it if you want to succeed,” Connaughton said. “There’s a work ethic you need to keep.”
via Raleigh News & Observer
Anthony Davis sounds rather pleased that the New Orleans Pelicans have done very little tweaking to their roster since their first-round exit from last season’s playoffs. It was that promise of roster stability, combined with the introduction of a new, fun-loving coach with an up-tempo scheme, which made him eager to commit long-term to New Orleans. “I just felt comfortable here. I like the team. I like the direction that we’re heading in. I like the guys who are playing by my side,” Davis said Monday. “I have a lot of trust in our organization and what they’re doing.”
via Daily Comet
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