Great time to be a Celtics fan! The Celtics are playing in the Eastern Conference Finals, and they won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. Here is how Twitter reacted:
The rich may have gotten richer. The Boston Celtics, who will be playing the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, won the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. Boston will now have the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
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Ex-76ers GM Sam Hinkie is hated by some, and loved by many. He coined the phrase “Trust The Process” when the 76ers were in tank mode. However, the 76ers are sitting pretty because of some of the moves made by Hinkie during his time as GM.
Tonight, Sixers fans raised a banner in honor of Hinkie at a draft lottery party in Philadelphia.
We’ll see what the night hold for the 76ers!
Carmelo Anthony has not been getting much love of late. Phil Jackson keeps talking about him, Mike D’Antoni has not spoken very highly of him, and reportedly, he is having drama with his wife Lala. However, one guy came to Melo’s defense; his former coach Mike Woodson. Woodson and Melo helped lead the Knicks to a 54 win season in 2013, and the Knicks advanced to second-round of the playoffs that year.
Woodson told TMZ Sports:
“I love Carmelo Anthony, that’s all I’m gonna say; he was great for me.”
Woodson, who is an assistant coach with the Clippers, might be trying to convince Doc Rivers to get Melo via trade.
Melo and the Clippers would be perfect together!
Take a listen:
Colin Kaepernick is not getting much love from around the league. Currently, he is a free agent, and there does not seem to be much interest from the NFL. Yesterday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said that Kaepernick could be an option for the team.
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett feels Kaepernick would be a good fit in Seattle. He expressed that opinion to John Clayton and Gee Scott on 710 ESPN Seattle:
“I think a person that’s dedicating their life to creating change, why wouldn’t you want that type of leadership in your locker room? Why wouldn’t you want a young person that’s dealt with people wanting to kill him because of his choices in life? So I don’t know why people feel like that is a problem.”
“I think that Kaepernick getting the opportunity to be on our team would be really cool, would really be a good place for him because you have a coach like coach Carroll who is up for challenges like that. You have an owner who spends and gives back to the homeless. You’ve got players on your team that give back in the community. You’ve got Russell Wilson who shows that our team is built around community. So this is a perfect place for him.”
Seattle needs a veteran backup, and if Kaepernick is willing to take that role, the Seahawks should sign him. Their current backup Trevone Boykin is unproven, and is having a hard time staying out of trouble. Kaepernick may not be a star, but he could help an organization. He can be a solid a backup for some team in the NFL.
I still believe he gets a shot somewhere in 2017.
Spoiler alert! No need to watch Game 7 of the Wizards-Celtics tonight. According to the NBA on TNT Twitter page, the Celtics will advance and battle the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Enjoy game 7!
Who do you believe? Do you believe Gregg Popovich or Zaza Pachulia. Pop says Pachulia is dirty, but Pachulia says he is not. Pop talked earlier today, and now Pachulia responds. “I’m not a dirty player. I love this game and I’m playing hard. That’s what I was taught since day one.”
Take a listen:
Gregg Popovich was not very happy with Zaza Pachulia today. Pop believes what Pachulia did to Kawhi Leonard yesterday was dirty. Also, Pop said that Leonard is likely out for game 2 against the Warriors with an ankle injury.
Take a listen:
Pachulia’s gives his take from yesterday:
Durant defends Zaza on Sunday:
Leonard had this to say on Sunday:
Mike Brown defends Zaza today:
Tuesday could be a special day for one of the 14 teams in the NBA Draft lottery. Some of the teams will be happy, while others will be disappointed.
Each team will have one representative at the draft lottery. Who will represent your team in New York City on Tuesday night?
Take a look at the list below:
LaVar Ball has talked a lot of things into existence, including his celebrity. He has made himself a celebrity after saying the craziest things. LaVar is now hoping to speak something else into existence.
Ball told ESPN The Magazine, that he believes his son Lonzo Ball will be a Laker come draft day:
“Oh, he’s going to be a Laker. I’m going to keep talking about it until it happens.”
Lonzo helped UCLA become relevant again, and maybe he could do the same for the Lakers. However, if he chosen by another team, you wonder what LaVar’s reaction would be.