Warriors general manager Bob Myers, like most executives, doesn’t talk trade-possibility specifics. But he surely realizes that when Curry, Thompson and Green are off the floor, scoring comes with considerable toil and strife. The front office is studying the trade market, because if Speights can’t find his form, and soon, the Warriors will seek out another stretch four, somebody Walton or Kerr can call when they need a scoring punch.
October 27, 2016 | 8:52 am EDT Update
Embiid, who grew up in Cameroon and only started playing basketball five years ago, had one of the most memorable performances in the franchise’s recent history. He finished with a team-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 22:45 during the 76ers’ 103-97 season-opening loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. “He has a chance to be the most dominant big man in the game today,” Hill told USA TODAY Sports. “Quote me. Quote me.” The hometown fans were just as enthusiastic. They greeted Embiid with chants of “MVP, MVP, MVP” when he shot free throws in the second half. And with 9:47 remaining, they screamed “Trust the Process,” a reference to the term that former 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie used to describe the team’s strategy of losing games to gain high draft picks who could help them in the future.
D.J. Stephens, a former University of Memphis basketball player, has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident involving his child’s mother, police said. Stephens, 25, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with domestic aggravated assault for allegedly attacking his child’s mother.. According to the arrest affidavit, the incident occurred at 5:45 p.m. Monday outside a home in the 6900 block of Waters Bend Cove. The woman told police that she and Stephens were arguing when he grabbed her wrists and pushed her down. She told police that when she got up Stephens grabbed her by her neck and threw her on the ground. When she got up again, she said, Stephens grabbed her arm and threw her to ground again, causing her to hit her head on the pavement. She told police that Stephens left on foot as she lay on the ground dazed with blurry vision.
October 27, 2016 | 7:52 am EDT Update
In two years, two sons of Southern California – Indiana’s Paul George and Oklahoma City’s Westbrook – can become free agents and consider coming home. In their recent state of disrepair, the Lakers have been fully unappealing to superstar free agents. Kevin Durant wouldn’t take a meeting with them. The Lakers called the reps of Memphis’ Mike Conley on July 1, only to be told they wouldn’t be seriously considered. Miami center Hassan Whiteside passed, too.
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