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    https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status...71841876369410

  2. #1157

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    In an example of twisted logic: no better reason for Kawhi to leave. He will never top this.
    Doesn't matter what he does for the rest of his life, he will always be a Raptor. So much so that I don't think he will ever be able to claim being a Spurs (or whatever next team he will land in).
    Starry starry night

  3. #1158

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    Quote Originally Posted by skatingfan View Post
    So they're having some problems with the parade. The expected crowd was 2 million but it's so much larger than expected the vehicles are having trouble getting through. Subway stations close to Nathan Philips Square (Toronto City Hall) have been closed to help divert some of the crowd.
    Ugh! When will they learn? This is fairly common when it happens like this and I'm not sure why they don't plan better. How many examples do they need to plan better? When the Phillies won it was whatever smallish predicted size. But the city hadn't won a damn thing since 1983, so it didn't matter that it wasn't the more popular Eagles (or in Toronto's case, one would assume the Maple Leafs) that won the title, people came out in droves. I think the actual parade drew about 1.5 million over the expected. It was a hot mess for any sort of transportation, expressing in fro the suburbs, people stranded. Every imaginable traffic nightmare played out. And similar but probably even more so than this Raptors team, the city had fallen in love with the team over the preceding years raising their profile and their fandom. I really don't get why cities aren't more tapped in to the level of excitement to plan accordingly.

    Parade looks awesome. Hope the memory of it is the joy and the celebration of winning the title and not the idiot attempting to ruin everyone's good time.

  4. #1159

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    Drama unfolding, pay attention if you're interested. Al Horford opting out, Harrison Barnes opting out. Chris Paul and James Harden at odds and relationship apparently unsalvageable. CP3 telling the team to trade him after they lost to the Warriors and Harden telling management "him or me." And since then, Harden apparently icing out CP3 this offseason. Also, now word that they didn't talk for 2 months during the season.

    And remember, the NBA Draft is on Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JazzNU View Post
    Drama unfolding, pay attention if you're interested. Al Horford opting out, Harrison Barnes opting out. Chris Paul and James Harden at odds and relationship apparently unsalvageable. CP3 telling the team to trade him after they lost to the Warriors and Harden telling management "him or me." And since then, Harden apparently icing out CP3 this offseason. Also, now word that they didn't talk for 2 months during the season.

    And remember, the NBA Draft is on Thursday.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




  6. #1161

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    CP3 and Daryl Morey are denying the report. And Daryl goes so far as to say CP3 will be on the team next year. BUT, Daryl was just quoted like a day ago that he was aggressively exploring the trade market so not sure both can be true. Some are speculating, there were no takers for CP3's contract, it's not a good one for other teams to take on. Also, as I saw several point out, Houston fired a lot of coaches and staff in recent weeks, plenty of people with knowledge of the situation likely ready and willing to provide insider information such as the part about them not talking for two months during the season. So, the drama continues.

  7. #1162

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    Uh, I don't want to tell you how to run your organization Utah Jazz, but some free advice... when you find a very good player that is black who might become great, that likes Utah and has a connection to the area and team? You should sign him to a lifetime contract, not trade him away.


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    Memphis has traded guard Mike Conley to the Utah Jazz for Grayson Allen, Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder, the 23rd pick in Thursday's Draft and a future first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN.

  8. #1163

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    You can tell the Utah JazzNu how to run THEIR organization. Until then...
    Starry starry night

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    OKC has made Steven Adams, Andre Roberson and Dennis Schroeder available in efforts to shed salary, per @JakeLFischer.
    "Even if you dance for your enemy on the rock, he will accuse you of splashing water on him." ~ African Proverb




  10. #1165

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    This was announced pre-draft.


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    Atlanta has acquired New Orleans No. 4 pick in the draft for No. 8 and 17 and 35, league sources tell ESPN. Pelicans are sending Solomon Hill, No. 57 pick and a future second-round pick.
    Atlanta is also sending a Cleveland heavily protected first-round pick in 2020 to the Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.
    Minnesota has traded No. 11 and Dario Saric to Phoenix for the No. 6 pick in the draft, league source tells ESPN.
    Last edited by JazzNU; 06-20-2019 at 04:14 PM.

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    Sheriffs admit Raptors exec Masai Ujiri showed ID before Oracle Arena incident
    By Marcus White June 20, 2019 6:36 PM
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    The Alameda County Sheriff's Office admitted that Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri showed his NBA identification before an alleged altercation with a sheriff's deputy last week at Oracle Arena.

    The sheriff's office told The Globe and Mail on Wednesday that Ujiri informed the deputy he was the Raptors' president and then presented the ID, but he did not have the necessary credentials to get onto the court after his team beat the Warriors to clinch its first championship in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last Thursday.

    Officials allege that Ujiri pushed and struck the deputy in the face after he refused to let the executive on the court, and an attorney hired to represent the deputy told multiple outlets earlier this week that his client has a concussion and a "serious jaw injury."

    Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, told The Globe that security footage from Oracle Arena showed Ujiri hitting the deputy with "two fists" and that one struck the officer "underneath the jaw on the left side of his face." Three eyewitnesses, whom The Globe said "were sitting within 10 feet of the altercation," disputed that account.

    "From what I saw it was just shoving," Lucas Abrenica, 20, said. "There were no punches thrown or anything like that."

    Ben Baller, 46, told The Globe that Ujiri identified himself with a credential, which Kelly said was not the right one to get the executive on the court. Baller told the paper that "others in the area started shouting" Ujiri's position, but the deputy pushed him and "shook his head 'no.' "

    Greg Wiener, 61, said Ujiri "brushed" away the deputy's arm after he blocked his path to the court, "then the deputy got a little bit more aggressive," pushing Ujiri first.

    “That’s when Mr. Ujiri pushed the deputy hard,” Wiener said.

    Kelly told The Globe that the deputy pushed Ujiri first, but the executive pushed with greater force. Two of the witnesses who spoke to The Globe said the deputy appeared to be "uninjured," but Kelly claimed the officer was diagnosed with a concussion after going to a hospital later that night.

    KPIX-TV reported Monday that Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern "personally reviewed" the deputy's bodycam footage, as well as that of Oracle's security cameras. He told the outlet that he will recommend the district attorney charge Ujiri with misdemeanor battery of an officer.

    The Raptors did not comment on The Globe's story but said in a statement to NBC Sports Washington last week that the encounter "is being looked at, and we are cooperating with authorities. We look forward to resolving the situation."

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/wa...arena-incident

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