Ian Begley: Here’s Carmelo Anthony on why he still believes in Phil Jackson: “I don’t really know what’s happening as far as the coaching decisions and the players. At this point, I still have to believe in what Phil is doing. I can’t say that I don’t believe in him no more, this is over with. I still have to believe in him. I’m here, I still want to be here. I still want to be successful so I don’t have no other choice but to believe in what’s his plan.”
August 12, 2022 | 5:50 pm EDT Update
Tony Jones: Sam Merrill received a two year deal from the Sacramento Kings, League Sources tell The Athletic. The deal comes with a partial guarantee, so he will have to make the roster. But the Kings currently have spots available. @Chris Haynes first reported an agreement
Chris Haynes: Free agent forward Justin Tillman who made All-NBA G-League First Team last season has reached an agreement with the Denver Nuggets, his agent Daniel Hazan of @hazansportsmgmt tells @YahooSports.
Gobert with 15 points and seven rebounds, and also Vincent Poirier with 14 points and 11 rebounds did the damage inside the paint. For the Italians, who also had a bad shooting day (66% FT, 32% FG), the newest Utah addition Simone Fontecchio scored 24 points and Danilo Gallinari added 13, including the three that sent the game to overtime.
“I feel great”, Goran Dragic said to Eurohoops about his unexpected return to the national team, since he had announced that he retired after 2017. But now things are different, as he explained: “Returning to the national team after five years is an incredible feeling. Of course, I’m older now, I’m 36 years old. I was fresher back then, but I still enjoy playing basketball. That’s why I’m happy to be back”.
Palazzi was picked firth overall in the 1954 NBA Draft by the Celtics. He played two seasons for the C’s and four for the Syracuse Nationals. Palazzi spent most of his life coaching and mentoring young players.