That Turner stopped absorbing insults and dished back is indicative of where he is in his second year in Portland: comfortable enough in his role and his performance to no longer care what the outside noise is saying. In telling the middle-aged heckler to “shut the (expletive) up,” Turner might as well been speaking to all who still harp on his 4-year, $70 million contract. “First off, let me say one thing: Everything I have done, I have earned,’’ Turner said. “My contract – that’s my bread, and I earned my bread. So, kiss my ass. Dead serious. Write that. I earned that (expletive) money.’’
June 18, 2018 | 3:44 pm EDT Update
“You know what if they don’t get two…I don’t think they’re getting one. LeBron is not going there alone…so 50.” – @TheSteinLine on the percentage if the Lakers acquire one player
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: I’m told the Boston Celtics are giving strong considering to bring over Euro star Brad Wanamaker – MVP of the Turkish finals with Fenerbahce. Other NBA teams with interest: ORL, BRK, PHI and MIA.
Ian Begley: After signing his lifetime deal with Puma, Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier took some time to answer a few questions about the Knicks. Here, he talks about his confidence in Frank Ntilikina and why Year 2 is a pivotal one for the guard:
John Meyer: Local prospect Gary Trent Jr. back in town for a workout at Target Center today — used see him at games all the time with Tre Jones. Latest ESPN mock has him going 28th to Golden State. He has elite shooting potential. pic.twitter.com/k1CQVZQZVy