Washington Wizards Rumors
“He’s not the perfect fit with Embiid,” the second NBA executive told HoopsHype. “Other players could complement Embiid better. Simmons is difficult to build a team around and is not good enough to be the central figure. I think the lack of free-throw shooting does hurt his value. I’d explore a trade. Guys like Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal are two levels better than Simmons.”
Law Murray: 40-point triple-doubles in postseason since merger: Charles Barkley (1993 vs SEA) LeBron James (2015 at GS) Russell Westbrook (2017 at HOU) LeBron James (2017 at IND) LeBron James (2018 at BOS) Luka Doncic (2020 vs LAC) Jimmy Butler (2020 vs LAL) Kevin Durant (this week vs MIL) Booker (today vs LAC)
JD Shaw: Full voting results for Executive of the Year, which was won by the Suns’ James Jones: pic.twitter.com/9MThciRJlM
Los Angeles Lakers fans are getting excited over some Instagram activity involving the wife of Russell Westbrook. An Instagram user pointed out that Anthony Davis and LeBron James are now following Nina Westbrook on Instagram. Nina is Russell’s wife.
In his first year as an assistant with the Clippers, Billups also recently interviewed for the Portland Trail Blazers’ head-coaching job and has drawn interest from several more teams with openings, including Washington, Orlando and New Orleans, sources told ESPN. Billups is a prominent candidate in the Blazers’ search, sources said.
Shams Charania: Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal has committed to Team USA for the Tokyo Olympics, sources tell me and @Joe Vardon. Beal joins Portland’s Damian Lillard, Boston’s Jayson Tatum and Golden State’s Draymond Green among initial pledges.
Tim Reynolds: As The Athletic and the Washington Post reported, Bradley Beal does intend to play for the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. Jayson Tatum still “leaning” that way; Damian Lillard has already committed.