San Antonio selected him with the last pick in that June’s NBA Draft, No. 60 overall, a pick that was traded to Brooklyn that night. Almost three years later, Jefferson in an All-Star in a Spurs jersey – an Austin Spurs jersey. Leading the Austin in total points and rebounds this season, Jefferson will play in the 2017 D-League All-Star Game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on NBA TV. “I probably thought I was going to San Antonio for a few seconds on draft night before my agent told me I was in a trade,” Jefferson said. “If I could actually be a Spur some day, that would be everything coming full circle and a dream come true.”
May 19, 2019 | 4:05 pm EDT Update
Logan Murdock: Draymond Green said once again that he was disgusted with how he interacted with the refs early in the season. Green said it’s gotten to the point where his son started mimicking his antics at home on the play court, much to his dad’s chagrin.
Anthony Slater: Draymond Green said part of the reason he’s adjusted on court behavior came after he discovered how impressionable his young kids are: “My son was shooting and flopping. I said you gotta stop watching the NBA.”
Nick Friedell: Thought this quote from Draymond sums up his postseason mindset perfectly. “When I finish the playoffs every year I’m exhausted. And more so mentally than physically because I view these games like life or death.”
Brian Seltzer: 76ers announce participants for second predraft workout, which will be held tomorrow am at Training Complex: Ky Bowman (Boston College) Tookie Brown (Georgia Southern) Zylan Cheatham (Arizona State) Terance Mann (Florida State) Marial Shayok (Iowa State) Max Strus (DePaul)
Chris Kirschner: The Hawks will work out the following players tomorrow: (F) Aric Holman, Miss. State (F) Tres Tinkle, Oregon State (F) Obi Toppin, Dayton (G) Devon Dotson, Kansas (G) John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne (G) Payton Prichard, Oregon
May 19, 2019 | 3:11 pm EDT Update
The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired J.B. Bickerstaff as associate head coach, league sources told cleveland.com. The two sides are still working through the final details and specific terms of the contract, but sources said Bickerstaff will receive a long-term deal.