Los Angeles Rumors
A Cleveland team source with knowledge of the trade with Atlanta told ESPN the Cavs sent out $3 million cash to the Hawks and also the lesser of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ and Los Angeles Lakers’ 2019 second round pick as well as the Portland Trail Blazers’ 2019 second round pick (protected 56-60) along with Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder.
At first glance, Lonzo Ball’s latest Instagram post looks pretty innocuous. The Los Angeles Lakers rookie stands in the top left, catty corner from Brandon Ingram, with Darren Moore, Ball’s trainer and manager, sitting in the middle on the bottom row. Take a closer look at Moore’s shirt, though, and you’ll see something that looks strikingly like the cover of Nas’ “Illmatic”…
Russell Westbrook and Paul George are beginning the process of building chemistry on the court as the new duo had their first workout as Oklahoma City Thunder teammates on Monday in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN.com. At a gym on campus at UCLA, George and Westbrook went through drills and conditioning together, along with a few Thunder players, including Jerami Grant, Kyle Singler, Semaj Christon and Doug McDermott. This is the second workout this summer organized by Westbrook, though George was unable to attend the first as he was in Europe on a pre-planned vacation.
The Denver Nuggets have acquired a 2019 second round draft pick from Atlanta (via Washington) in a three-team trade that sends F Danilo Gallinari to the Los Angeles Clippers and Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and L.A.’s 2018 protected first round draft pick (via Houston) to Atlanta, President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly announced today.
Kobe Bryant is on board with trying to get the Olympics to come to Los Angeles for the third time. Kobe made the announcement in a live video on the LA2024 Facebook page, at an event with Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans and broadcaster Al Michaels.
“I’m extremely excited about joining the board here and trying to bring the Olympics back to Los Angeles,” joking he planned to get his daughter ready for the games. “I’ve convinced my 14-year-old daughter to start training with me at 5 o’clock in the morning.”