The NBA announced today that lead singer of the three-time GRAMMYAward-winning Bay Area band Train, Pat Monahan, will perform the national anthem on Thursday, June 1 prior to the start of Game 1 of The Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The performance will air live on ABC at 9 p.m.
ID CARD: 7-foot-0 center, Gonzaga, freshman, 19 years old DRAFT RANGE: Ranked 12th by DraftExpress.com; ninth by ESPN.com; second among power forwards by NBA.com SCOUTS LOVE: Pop in the tape of Gonzaga’s Final Four semifinal win over South Carolina. Collins made his case emphatically that he was ready to come to the NBA despite coming
Take Luke Kennard or Donovan Mitchell? Trade the 12th pick for veteran help? The draft starts us off in this week’s edition of Pistons Mailbag. Posa (@JustPosa): Who besides Kennard do you think the Pistons like? Langlois: There’s not really a “like” and “dislike” pile. I suspect they find much attractive about Duke’s Luke Kennard
New Orleans Pelicans to get pitches from 5 cities vying for Development League franchise The New Orleans Pelicans are zeroing in on their NBA Development League team.Read more » Jrue Holiday seen working out at the New Orleans Pelicans practice facility To close out the month of May, we can add Jrue Holiday to the
Class: Played professionally in France’s French Pro A leagueHt: 6-foot-5Wt: 170 pounds2016-17 Stats: 5.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists HOW HE OPERATES Frank Ntilikina is another in what is a good crop of point guards in the first round of the NBA Draft – and may just be the best international prospect. He did not
Class: SophomoreHt: 6-foot-6Wt: 202 pounds2016-17 Stats: 19.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists HOW HE OPERATES There is value to staying an additional year in college after a freshman season, and Duke’s Luke Kennard is the perfect example of why. The sophomore shooting guard was a vastly improved player in his second season in Durham, N.C.
DALLAS — He served as a mentor for many of the Dallas Mavericks’ first- and second-year players throughout the 2016-17 season. Now, veteran swingman Wesley Matthews hopes his mentorship and guidance motivates the Mavericks’ young players to return to the court next season with a chip on their shoulders. Starting out the ’16-17 schedule with
By Josh CohenMay 31, 2017 ORLANDO – Overcoming obstacles and managing misfortunes is something we all contend with at various points of our lives. Learning how to avoid getting swallowed up by such challenging circumstances is an important step in our development. IMPOWER, a leading nonprofit mental health organization, offers children, young adults and families
By John DentonMay 31, 2017 ORLANDO – When the All-NBA awards were announced on May 18 much of the focus was on standout forwards Paul George and Gordon Hayward being snubbed and potentially missing out on lucrative paydays with their current teams. One largely overlooked fact among that exclusive 15-player grouping on the three All-NBA