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Vegas view of yesterday: Cavs 4:1 to win title. Heat 30:1. And Hornets 60:1.
Hornets-Warriors game on NBATV now, I'm told.
Final: Warriors 70, Hornets 58
Vonleh rejected in the lane by Warriors' Mitchell Watt
Vonleh with a put-back.
End of 3rd: Warriors 60, Hornets 43.
Nemanja Nedovic can really shoot. Don't the Warriors have their ration of those guys already?
Hairston with a 3.
Shot Clock II
James Michael McAdoo doing some nice things in pick-and-roll. Just got to the line pretty efficiently.
Hairston scores on a baseline runner.
Hornets shot 27 percent in the first half, including 1-of-12 from 3.
P.J. Hairston's first half: 0-of-7 from field, 0-of-4 from 3-point range.
Halftime: Warriors 47, Hornets 23. I guess they're no longer the Boys of Summer.
Warriors lead Hornets 45-21 and Golden State media asking me if this resembles 7-59.
Shot clock....as Hairston loses the ball going to the rim.
P.J. Hairston is really struggling with his shot so far. And now he has two fouls.
End of first: Warriors 21, Hornets 13.
Jordan Bachynski with an illegal screen. He'd been close to the same foul two earlier possessions. He'll learn.
Thomas & Mack empty for Hornets-Warriors and for good reason: Jabari Parker-vs.-Andrew Wiggins next door in the other gym.
P.J. Hairston has clanged a couple of jumpers early.
Mickey McConnell with a runner for Hornets' first points nearly six minutes into the game.
Warriors take 11-0 lead. Undrafted James Michael McAdoo with two early buckets.
Cody Zeller isn't in Vegas for today's Warriors game. His brother, Tyler, gets married tomorrow. Cody will be in Vegas Sunday.
Starters for Hornets: McConnell, Hairston, Brownlee, Vonleh, Bachynski.
I'd probably pick the Wizards in the Southeast, but I'd give the Hornets a chance. Jordan's interim goal is home-court in 1st round.
If Chris Bosh goes to the Rockets, the artists formerly known as the Bobcats could compete for a division title for the first time.
Don't have all the details, but was assured Hornets' trade intent was preserved.
Can confirm Hornets and Cavs have reworked Haywood trade, but new version still has Cavs getting Powell and absorbing $2m owed Haywood.
A lot of you have asked about McRoberts. Would think he's still a lock with Heat if Bosh stays (but that's clearly no given).
Hornets went so far as to inform Haywood of the deal day after the draft.
Hornets and Cavs agreed on draft night to send Brendan Haywood and Dwight Powell to CLE for Gee's unguaranteed contract.
There apparently reports Cavs now want to send Alonzo Gee to NO. I haven't been able to reach anyone from Hornets for comment.
As previously mentioned, Hornets' 8:30 p.m. game tonight vs. Warriors not televised live on NBATV. Tape delay 9 a.m. Saturday.
PG Mickey McConnell; SG P.J. Hairston; SF Justin Brownlee; PF Noah Vonleh; C Jordan Bachynski.
With Zeller not playing tonight (brother's wedding Saturday), here's Hornets starters tonight from Patrick Ewing (more)...
Cody Zeller won't be with the Hornets in Las Vegas until Sunday. His brother, Tyler, is getting married Saturday.
Miami Heat no longer the team Josh McRoberts thought he would be joining.
Got up at 5 in Vegas to beat the heat for some exercise. Gorgeous sunrise. http://t.co/amZmubKVhC
Mr. George grumpy as hell. nosey too
now watching Dennis the Menace. bad boy right there
TSA pre, I love thee.
Hornets make it official that Chad Buchanan has been hired as assistant general manager. Buchanan left Trail Blazers for this job.
That last tweet was Hornets coach Steve Clifford on P.J. Hairston's weekend misadventures.
“We need to start having more meetings about his defense and shot selection, and less about what he’s got to do to be a dependable player.”
PJ Hairston says he met Josh Gordon at a grocery store in the Triangle, and they chose to swap cars for the night.
Seems to be just now registering on much of Hornets fan base that there are pitfalls to offer sheets.
Someone just told me Jazz has 345,000 seconds to decide whether to match.
In the mean time, Hayward counts as nearly $15 million this season as a cap hold against Hornets payroll.
That means sign-and-trade option is history and Hornets could wait until end of business Sunday for Jazz to make decision. (More)...
Just to clarify: Hayward now has a 4-year, $63 million contract to play for Hornets that Jazz has right to assume (more)...
Gordon Hayward signed his offer sheet. Under NBA rules, Jazz has until July 13 at 11:59 p.m.. to decide whether to match and retain him.
I'm checking out. G'Night.
Last time I was this bored by process, I bought a townhouse...
In other news, the deer are long gone and my fire pit is flickering. WIFI is still strong.
The Observer has learned...nothing in the 79 minutes since the NBA moratorium commenced. (Yawn)
With anticipation I can't describe I opened my email waiting for confirmation offer sheet is done. No...but Capital One loves me.
Unexpected education while waiting for Hayward offer sheet to be official: Random Heat fans are far more irrational than I realized.
Josh McRoberts told the Heat he's coming after they offered him $23 million. Neither he or agent would/should renege.
I've received 10 "if LeBron isn't with Miami, does McRoberts...." Stop. This is not how business is done in the NBA.
Only other thing Cho might/should do is renounce McRoberts, rather than wait for Miami to sign him.
BTW, one of the fawns might be a prospect -- what a wingspan.
BREAKING: The deer and her 2 fawns are back on the fringe of my backyard as I wait for Hornets to make Hayward offer sheet official.
The real issue with LeBron's decision: When's the last time someone from Akron chose to move back from Florida?
So it's 23 minutes til the end of NBA moratorium. Riley is sweating LeBron. Phil is sweating Melo. Pop is sipping $200 cab and laughing.
As I recall, the Knicks messed with Rockets once by making it hard for Houston to put offer sheet in right hands.
A nuance on offer sheets: The 72-hour clock would start when Jazz has the contract, NOT the minute Gordon Hayward signs.
The real effect on Rockets of a Parsons offer sheet is it becomes a 3-day deadline on offer to Chris Bosh.
So once Chandler Parsons signs that offer sheet with Dallas, he's off the table for Hornets should Jazz match on Hayward.
Sitting at my home typing, with back to the window. See a lightning arc reflected off laptop screen. Quick enough Thunder it was close.
New NBA salary cap is $63.065 million per team (up 7.5%). Tax threshold is $76.829 million (up 7.1%)
$63 million man Gordon Hayward had 3 scholarship offers -- IUPUI, Purdue and Butler. He nearly gave up basketball for tennis.