Nikola Jokic lets one go over the outstretched arm of LeBron James. Nikola Jokic has had a brilliant sophomore season, one that’s seen him skyrocket from under-the-radar second-round draft pick to burgeoning face of a Denver Nuggets franchise on the rise. The Serbian center had the ball matched up with LeBron James — four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, three-time NBA champion, the best player on the planet until he decides otherwise — on the left block … and the rest of the Nuggets spread out, so their big man could go to work.
This is why you roll the dice on 10-day contracts. Most of the time it just helps fill a roster space, but sometimes you might find something that fits with what you do. The Lakers may have found a keeper in David Nwaba, and after his second 10-day had expired the team signed him to a two-year deal, the Lakers announced Tuesday. It goes through the rest of this season and has a team option for the next one. “We have been impressed by David’s focus and determination, especially on defense,” said Lakers GM Rob Pelinka. “He has a mentality about him that is infectious, and he works hard every day to improve himself. He has brought energy to both our Lakers and D-Fenders games, and has certainly
Some say Don Nelson, who served two stints coaching the Warriors, was brutally honest, others insist needlessly cruel. If you werent, you knew it early and you heard it often -- as former Warriors center Adonal Foyle, who was on the roster for 10 seasons, discovered in 2006. Don Nelson told me the first day he showed up at the gym: You suck.