In addition to helping lead a Jr. NBA clinic alongside New York Knicks guard Jarrett Jack, McGruder worked at the event with Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley, Sacramento Kings assistant coach Bryan Gates, Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who is an adviser to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. The event was organized by TAPS.org — or Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. “I didn’t feel like I was a hero,” McGruder said of being cast as a featured participant. “The kids were heroes and the war veterans that I was honored to meet. Just to be at an event like that, it was breathtaking and I was so impressed to be invited.”
August 5, 2021 | 9:39 am EDT Update
Fred Katz: Here is what the final version of the five-team trade looks like, according to sources: Seven players Rights to three more Draft picks Draft swaps 18 total trade pieces pic.twitter.com/6Uoy74XMcr
Ben Golliver: Slovenia’s Luka Doncic, who received a technical foul and appealed to multiple referees at the buzzer, on whether the officiating impacted last-second loss to France in Olympic semifinals: “No. That’s not a question you ask me.”
FIBA | #Basketball #Tokyo2020: 🗣️ “Nicolas is a class act. He told me he hates playing against me, but in a good way. That was nice of him, he’s just a class act.” – @luka7doncic 🇸🇮 #Tokyo2020 | #Basketball
The Vertical: Nic Batum’s BIG-TIME block to seal France’s win 😱 (via @NBCOlympics) pic.twitter.com/PJfOVCX6wt
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Jorge Sierra: Luka Doncic loses for the first time with Slovenia in the cruelest manner. A Batum block sends France to the Olympic final. What an epic game.
Brooklyn knew, too, that Beal, a 2022 free agent, wanted Dinwiddie. So it made an ambitious initial ask, according to sources, trying to pry away a first-round pick. When that didn’t work — and it was probably bound not to, considering the next first-rounder Washington can trade is its 2028 selection — sources say the Nets asked for a player on a rookie contract who wasn’t Caleb Homesley or Anthony Gill.