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So why active in pursuit of Gasol and not Anthony? “That’s someone that I knew I could play with,’’ Rose said of Gasol. .... Wow.
The 6-9 Vonleh looks small next to Bhullar (most do) but has intriguing skill set for a big. Very active/runs floor w/ ease. Has looked good
Speaking of Willman, sounds like he's a scratch tonight. Tweaked his back last night and, well, he gets paid to play this game, so he'll sit
Christian Kabongo and Renaldo Dixon also playing for CIA Bounce here
That said, Coach K was annoyed enough from talking about DeMarcus Cousins that he waived off more questions about him following prev quote
1 player is for certain when it comes to the big players on Team USA's final roster. Anthony Davis for sure. I still feel Cousins is in
Coach K said DeMarcus Cousins' game is different, so there's an adjustment to make. Full quote coming.
During that 2009 season, Monmouth Regional got to mid-January unbeaten, Willman broke both wrists against Neptune and it was a wrap. Shame.
In Plumlee over Cousins thought, Coach K said he felt Anthony Davis & Plumlee fit the style of play more naturally than Cousins...
Joe Willman (Horn Law Group), Austin Whitehurst (coaching Horn Law Group) and Neil Thompson (Sterns Trailer)
MASON Plumlee?! I will defect. http://t.co/WIxsBzy1v1
Random fact: Three members of Monmouth Regional's 2009 team, which will forever be lost in history, are involved in this title game
Levi's Stadium set up for Saturday's soccer game http://t.co/CYkgNqt9hO
Rose's Vegas viewing. Documentaries on Pandora's Box, Red Obsession on wine & Lance Armstrong. Said Rose: "Better than watching reality TV."
FYI: If you want action on this Sterns-Horn Law Group JSBL final, that can be arranged here at Wall. I'm serious
Rose on if Cavs get Love: "I don’t think it will change anything. We know no matter who we play we have a legit chance to beat anyone."
Hornets rookie forward Noah Vonleh is also in the house, playing for the CIA Bounce team with Ennis, Bhullar and Clarkson.
Barbour is here visiting former Penn State LB NaVorro Bowman. Starts at State College in a few weeks.
Also playing Charlotte's Noah Vonleh, Huntington Prep's Teki Gill-Caesar, Tyrone Watson from New Mexico State
Just ran into incoming Penn State AD Sandy Barbour not more than 25 feet from where I talked to Harbaugh...
Good Rose isn't in casinos: Where are you on scale of 1 to 10? "11. I think that I’m back. I’m not worried about my knee anymore."
Thibodeau on Rose after four days of USA Basketball: "It’s been very positive for him, and you can see that he’s got his confidence back."
Taking in some OVO Bounce at Ryerson. Tyler Ennis, Sim Bhullar and Jordan Clarkson all set to take the court http://t.co/kVaJYFe04q
Thibodeau admitting it brought back pleasant memories to yell at Korver on defense: "I’ve got to yell at him! It brings out the best in me."
Picking Mason Plumlee over Cousins for Team USA would be some combination of 1) crazy, 2) sensible to role, & 3) a tipping point for Boogie.
I'm changing my last name if Mason makes the Team USA roster over Boogie Cousins.
Team USA has enough talent. If Colangelo doesn’t feel Cousins has matured enough to represent, keeping him off the team is a great decision.
Jordan Clarkson also playing with Ennis and Bhullar
Can't escape the court. Checking out this year's OVO Bounce tourney. Leading off tonight Tyler Ennis and Sim Bhullar on one squad
2 things from Team USA: post practice games between Durant/Harden/George are epic; Mason Plumlee likely to make team over DeMarcus Cousins
Y'all know Mo Williams can't be traded by the Timberwolves until December 15, right?
My favorite movie about busting ghosts is Ghostbusters. My least-favorite movie about busting ghosts is Ghostbusters 2.
Kings coach Michael Malone on Cousins trying to make final USA roster: "He wants this so bad. It would be great for him & the entire City"
Amid Games euphoria, there’s one sport that really needs to stop the self-congratulation while we ask: what did investment really bring?
Greg Foster going to Milwaukee is good move for him. He becomes 2nd assistant and reunited with Kidd, pals from HS days in Oakland.
Rose didn't say anything about Melo. He said he talked to Pau before he signed and that got twisted into "He likes Pau more than Melo."
Paxson said the relationship with Derrick Rose is good, and that's the only relationship he cares about. Doesn't care about the "Camp.''
Last bit of activity before true vacation: I'm slated to be on @ystl show at 5 today from the Ratto Wing of Levi's Stadium.
I have to update the story on Buducnost and Will Sheehey: he is in talks with the team from Montenegro but he has not signed yet
Paxson said there are people out there that attach themselves to players and "have agendas.''
DeMarcus Cousins said he definitely enjoyed Team USA's camp again. Learned a lot, especially from Kevin Durant
As for Coach K's final roster decision, he said they will think hard about the bigger players. Wants to see exhibition games.
DeMarcus Cousins said he was satisfied by the camp he had. Came in, controlled what he could control He's waiting to hear what happens
Paxson just Gar Forman has been in touch with Minnesota the entire summer, but quiet lately. Admitted to making attempts at getting Love.
Photo: DeMarcus Cousins and Michael Malone catch up with one another after Team USA practice today. http://t.co/AOToXSWuzL
Why Mason Plumlee in mix: runs floor, lively defender, doesn't need the ball. Team USA has plenty of scoters ...
Pax crediting Pau Gasol and Kirk Hinrich for turning down significant money elsewhere to sign with the Bulls.
I don't think the Bulls didn't get Melo because Rose didn't recruit hard enough. They didn't get him because he liked NY and they had more $
John Paxson just admitted on ESPN that Mirotic wasn't guaranteed he wouldn't be traded. That's not how the business works.
More accurately, I’m 6 mi from crash. Haven’t moved a mile in last 30. So it’s going even better than my first tweet would have you believe.
Did you know that at age 42, the Pelicans' Monty Williams can still do a 360 slam dunk? Many active NBA players can't do one
Derrick impressed by "the boy from Orlando" aka Victor Oladipo
Team USA coaches want Cousins to dominate boards, control paint defensively and move ball. Defense/rebounding the keys ....
RE Rose stuff: Doesn't seem like there's a lot there. Seems like a lot of projecting on some pretty benign quotes.
Again, no announcements or decisions have been made on the final 12. But those 3 will play major roles in USA's front court it appears.
More Day 4: Sounds like Team USA bosses likely to keep all the bigs through first cuts. Cousins keeping with Drummond, Mason Plumlee
Based on some of Coach K's comments today, it sounds like USA's starting frontline is going to be Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant & Paul George.
Will the Sacramento Twitter Police forgive me for enjoying a day in Oakland?
The team that can spend - if they so chose - would be the Sixers - they just haven't shown signs of willingingness
At some point, I'd anticipate Bledsoe re-signs w/ Suns instead of taking qualifying offer - but I expect the rhetoric to uglify before then
Looking around the league - teams with cap space - teams that might want to do S&T - slim slim market for Eric Bledsoe
The Memphis Grizzlies have appointed a ‘mental endurance coach’ to their staff. Presumably Paul McKenna was unavailable.
My apologies - I believe I said Joseph Smith instead of Adam Smith. I am officially a Utahn
Florida Man clicks Tweet, leans back with a smug look. “Nailed it.” Breaks into sweat walking to car, meets his girlfriend at Applebee’s.
The Grizzlies have hired a mental endurance coach. Trevor Moawad previously worked for Alabama and Florida State football programs.
Two months til' media day!
Durant on Rose: "I don't know how much more I can answer that one, how different I can answer, he looks great."
Rose said if Love ended up in CLE nothing would change for the Bulls. They still believe they can beat any team in the league.
I'm not sure if payroll is a constraint, or if Jays could have made themselves better. But I like Bautista caring enough to say something.
Jose Bautista should damn well criticize the team if he sees fit. He gives a s---. It's nice.
Badminton: Scotland’s Martin Campbell and Patrick MacHugh lose 21-14 21-15 in Round of 16 to Australia’s Ross Smith and Robbin Middleton.
Anthony Davis is the only true big who is a lock for Team USA. He's been with the team since the 2012 Olympics, so that's no surprise.
Coach K would not state a timeline on when the roster gets trimmed to 12. Expectation going in was that they'd make cuts after Vegas.
Last day of mini camp here in Vegas just finished. Coach K says no firm decisions yet on final 12. They have 3 more camps before World Cup.
Former Kings coach Paul Westphal approached DeMarcus Cousins, shakes his hand, says hello. Short exchange, but a first since their parting
The roughly 30,000 tickets sold for the International Champions Cup is well below the 45,778 averaged in tournament's first eight matches.
Thibs (sounding hoarse and like an extra in The Departed) on Kyle: "Oh, I’ve got to yell at him! It brings out the best in me!"
Day 4 Team USA practice ends early. Lot of defensive work, drills, inbound plays. Idea was to give players rest after three long days
Driving around my hometown, blasting Maiden and looking for people I grew up with.
Sounds like AA didn't want to touch 25-man roster, which a lot of today's bigger trades did. As for the smaller stuff...
Steph Curry on who's winning PG battle at Team USA camp: "Coach K never really gives those hints away. I’m not sure even he knows."
Kevin Durant to Ozil: "Congratulations, you deserved it." http://t.co/PqGDcwaoIY
Coach K after day 4 on Rose's progress: "Derrick's been incredible."
Nuggets Announce Gary Harris and Jusuf Nurkic have signed - though Harris inked on 7/8/14, Nurkic 7/23/14
Durant, George and Harden are playing another intense round of 1-on-1 king of the mountain. NBA should consider adding to All-Star Weekend
KD tosses up a fadeaway over PG http://t.co/8fEzsDBn4l
"I think generally speaking, everybody would be happy that we didn't do [available] deals," says AA.
"Anytime great players leave the AL East, it's certainly not bad for us."
“Two point game, three minutes left? Sorry Kevin Love, but you’ve been traded."
AA raises possibility of making deal in August.
AA: Payroll didn't factor in in not making trade. Couldn't line up on value. "We absolutely had the financial resources to add."
AA: A lot of trades would have involved creating another hole on roster.
AA: "We'll be fine. … We didn't see a deal that was going to make us better."
Nothing worse than clicking on a great headline only to find out its actually a slideshow.
Twitter user Ross is repping us on his vacation in England! http://t.co/1rsFI1Ehjd
Rose got asked where he is on scale of 1 to 10: "11."
Nuggets announce signing first-round draft picks Jusuf Nurkic and Gary Harris
I made a tweak to the game ball that I think improves it http://t.co/7Omr0jQyHp
Put yourself in the other side: would you trade for any of those guys?
Derrick Rose and Ozil http://t.co/sN7whvNpB6
Internet slide show posts need to die a quick and painful death
Good news: Baltimore didn't get much better. Bad news: Oakland, Detroit, Angels feel like they're in another stratosphere.
A lot of that has to be because of all the possible permutations with minor league players involved, but it's interesting to watch unfold.
Guys. Trust me. U don't want Zeke Carrera everyday in CF. Kudos btw to Dave Dombrowski. Guy is nails.
It's interesting how much different the MLB trade deadline is to the NBA one. Much more uncertainty about deals even after they're completed
Damian Lillard with today's special guest http://t.co/cxzcbBTgyf
Got the Cardinals-Padres game on the computer while working. Dick Enberg is 79. Like Vin Scully, he's aging very well.
A lot of expectations are on this big young man. http://t.co/RutUl1wVr2
Rose now making left handed 10 footers. May perform in Cirque de Soleil later
Brent VanderVeen drove to San Diego with his father to work with Jeff Garcia this week.
A's, Tigers, Cardinals all making huge pitching acquisitions at the deadline w/ Lester, Price & Lackey
Really surprised Tampa traded Price now. I thought it would wait until the winter. Almost sounds like an old Montreal Expos trade.
Jeff Garcia on Oregon State soph QB Brent VanderVeen: “If I looked like that coming out of college, I’d have been a first-round draft pick."
Just finished a blog post on the Coyote winning Mascot of the Year, for which I did research, and I died just a little more inside.
How did Clutch the Bear make the Hall of Fame before the Coyote? To quote Tracy Flick, a travesty.
Projected Team USA starters: Rose, Thompson, George, Durant and ADavis. At least that's the unit that's been together a lot.
Rose now banking in threes. Forget dunk contest and try three point contest.