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Though it is sort of strange that an NBA player could not make the cut when the top 24 players in the league are picked, but then make it when that list is widdled down to 15, it happens more often than most probably realize. In fact, 11 times in the last 10 years alone has a player been All-NBA but not an All-Star. Wizards point guard Rod Strickland did it in 1997-98. And Jazz center Rudy Gobert has done it twice. So, if it happens to Beal, it won’t exactly be a rare occurrence throughout the game’s history. It will just be, as he put it, “weird.” Beal also says he has other goals in mind at the moment. “I don’t really think about it,” he said. “Ultimately I want to make the playoffs. Hopefully the Magic and Brooklyn lost today.”
An exec who has worked at the Garden recently described Rose as sharp and incredibly well connected. But the executive also pointed out that who Rose hires underneath him will be crucial to his tenure in New York. So who Rose brings in to his front office and scouting departments could be nearly as crucial as who he hires as head coach. In addition to Cho, we know that Rod Strickland is another person to keep an eye on regarding a potential role with Rose’s Knicks.
The Celtics can offer Irving a five-year, $190 million contract. Other teams – including the Knicks, one of Irving’s suitors – can offer the point guard a four-year, $141 million deal. Strickland, on hand to promote Budweiser’s Lottery-themed beer giveaway Thursday, smiled when he was asked if he’d advise Irving during his free agency. “He has a great father, one of my best friends (Drederick Irving). So he’s in great hands,” Strickland said. “I’m always here. But he’s in great hands, and like I said I look forward to what’s the next steps for him, what’s the future, whether it’s in Boston or somewhere else.”