The Boston Celtics have renounced their draft rights to Colton Iverson. This action makes Iverson a free agent and eligible to sign with any NBA team. Iverson played for Colorado State as a senior after starting his college career at Minnesota. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers with the 23rd pick of the draft’s second round in 2013. The Celtics then bought Iverson’s draft rights in exchange for cash from Indiana. Since being drafted, Iverson has appeared with the Celtics in Summer League in 2013 and 2014. Despite showing potential, the team elected not to sign Iverson. He has played overseas for his three professional seasons, starting with Besiktas Sompo Japan in Turkey for the 2013-14 season.
Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has a habit of creating headlines that are not all that flattering, to himself or to the people that he’s commenting on, which is why it wasn’t much of a surprise that a quote he gave to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard has been making the rounds this week. The quote in question? “He’s unlikely to win an NBA title,” Boeheim said of his former star and now three-time Olympic champion Carmelo Anthony. “He’s never been on a team that even had a remote chance of winning an NBA title.” That sounds bad, doesn’t it? But … I mean, he’s right, isn’t he? Melo is 32 years old and title-less. He’s been to the conference finals once and gotten out of the first round
I can see the questions on Twitter/in the comments already so let me save you some time. Because it’s summer. Because it’s Drake (he’s a celebrity and an NBA hanger-on with some quasi-official position with the Raptors). Because Stephen Curry did it, too. Because what other hoops are you watching on a late August afternoon? And besides, you clicked on it. You know you want to see it. So here it is, Drake, hitting a halfcourt shot while doing a sit up. Enjoy.