July 20, 2019 | 9:30 pm EDT Update
Chase Hughes: The Wizards have reached an agreement with Michael Longabardi to become an assistant on Scott Brooks’ staff, @NBCSWashington has learned. He comes from Cavs, defense is his specialty and he’s been part of two championship teams. The Post first reported he was interviewing.
The San Antonio Spurs informed Olympiacos Piraeus that they aren’t planning to acquire stashed center Nikola Milutinov this summer, upon the expiration of the player’s NBA buyout clause Saturday. Milutinov, 24, will stay with Olympiacos at least for one more season.
That’s what the Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young and Los Angeles Clippers’ Montrezl Harrell did on Saturday in the Drew League in South Los Angeles. Young dropped 31 points and 12 assists for BB4L against Harrell and Public Enemy. Harrell finished with 46 points. Harrell’s team won, 102=95.
Former Kentucky Wildcat and four-time NBA All-Star Demarcus Cousins returned to Lexington for The Basketball Tournament but this time as a general manager. Cousins is the GM for the Loyalty is Love team — the No. 1 seed in the TBT Lexington regional. For Cousins, being back in the Bluegrass State for Cousins is a bit of a throwback. “I feel like I’m 18 years old again with the love I’ve received since I’ve been here,” Cousins said.
“I’ve always had a dream of putting together my own team in a general manager role. So this is kind of a test run for me,” Cousins said. “I think I put together a pretty decent team together. So, we’ll see what happens from here.” In terms of his team, Loyalty is Love includes former Baylor standout and NBA first-round pick Isaiah Austin and Cousins’ former UK teammate and first-round pick Daniel Orton.
Former NBA star and Old Saybrook native Vin Baker has been sober for more than 8 years, and he wants others to follow his lead and get help. On Saturday, Baker will host his second annual Addiction Ends Now 5k race. All of the proceeds from the event will go towards Bakers Foundation and support those in need of help for addiction.
July 20, 2019 | 5:11 pm EDT Update
With the Bulls’ rebuild in a different place and Davis, who shares the same agent as James, seemingly hellbent on landing in Los Angeles, the moment passed. That’s why Davis’ short answer rang a little hollow when asked if wearing a Bulls jersey someday would mean anything to him. “I mean, (this is) definitely hometown,” he said. “If the opportunity ever presents itself and when that time comes, I’d definitely consider it.”