“He’s not DeAndre Jordan, but he’s not too far off,” a league source told VICE Sports. “As a pure defensive specialist center, top five. Top eight. And the thing is, the list isn’t that long. It’s not a top 30. There’s not a top 12. They’re unicorns in that way.” It’s entirely plausible that Sanders is currently the best basketball player in the world not currently playing in the NBA. At the very least, he is the most tantalizing. And his talent is made all the more alluring by the fact that Sanders, mostly of his own volition, chooses not to use it.
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NBA star JJ Redick may play for the Los Angeles Clippers, but he called this Austin, Texas, villa home until recently. Built in 2010, the residence is situated in the West Lake Hills neighborhood and features soaring ceilings, French doors, arched doorways, and crown moldings. There’s a large kitchen with a central island and a butler’s pantry. Additional highlights include a media room with a bar and a wood-paneled library with built-ins. Occupying more than an acre of terraced lawns and gardens, the home also features an infinity pool and a cabana, all amid verdant vistas. Listed for $5 million, this 10,000-square-foot home has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and 3 half baths.
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Being a teenager is terrible and embarrassing, even if you are a burgeoning professional athlete like J.J. Redick. The Clipper sharpshooter reached back to a time before he was an NBA player, and even before he was infuriating opposing fans at Duke, to when he was just a 13-year-old who loved firing up longballs with an email name to match his passion. Former Duke assistant Chris Collins remembered the nom de internet well. It turns out embarrassing email names are commonplace among future NBA players, as Doug McDermott and Frank Kaminsky also chimed in with an awful addresses of their own.
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Hield said he relaxed with Griffin on Friday night and used his time with the L.A. Clippers star wisely. “I’ve been asking him questions,” Hield said before Saturday’s game. “I’ve been picking his brain — what can I do to help me in the NBA? He’s given me great advice.” Griffin – a native Oklahoman, whereas Hield hails from the Bahamas – says he has been impressed with Hield’s growth at Oklahoma.