Former Timberwolves big man Reggie Slater used to work tirelessly with his two oldest sons, teaching them the finer points of basketball. He conducted all sorts of drills, including being able to shoot layups and dribble with both hands. So much for that. “As soon as I’d finish with the drills, they’d go right inside and watch football,” Slater said. Slater’s oldest son, R.J. Slater, now 24, ended up playing on the offensive line at Air Force, finishing up in 2018. And his middle son, Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater, 22, is a shoo-in first-round selection in the NFL’s April 29-May 1 draft.
June 16, 2021 | 8:43 pm EDT Update
Mirjam Swanson: Ty says Kawhi is a “little down” because he wanted to be there for his guys … adds that there’s no potential return, waiting for testing and “go from there.”
Ohm Youngmisuk: Told that people are counting the Clippers out now with Kawhi Leonard out, Ty Lue said, “I’ve been counted out my whole life… not really worried about the chatter. We were counted out in the first series as well.”
Andy Larsen: Mike Conley just wrapped up his pregame workout, which didn’t feature much movement at all… some light shooting and dribbling, but not much that would give Jazz fans optimism.
Can Marc Eversley produce lottery luck for the Chicago Bulls again? The general manager will represent the franchise virtually for Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery after executive vice president Artūras Karnišovas handled the duties last year.