This was as predictable as Trump mentioning his wall in a stump speech he feels going flat. Thursday, the Ringer reported that Washington’s John Wall was unhappy when he saw the money thrown around this summer at James Harden and even Wall’s teammate Bradley Beal. The quote that summed it up from an anonymous source: “Wall’s got jealousy issues. He’s always upset with someone who makes more money than him.” The second that story hit the web you knew Wall would deny it, and that came via ESPN’s The Uninterrupted (which has done well since it’s launch): For both of you who hate video and prefer it written out: “I just wanted to clear the air for all these people talking about how I’m watching other
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.
The NBA permits teams to begin the regular season with 15 players. The Celtics are the only team with 16 players who have guaranteed 2016-17 salaries. So, it’ll be an intriguing preseason in Boston, where the early battle lines are already being drawn. Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe: Several league sources have indicated that second-year guard R.J. Hunter, third-year forward James Young, 27-year-old wing John Holland, and rookie forward Ben Bentil will compete for the last roster spot. Young and Hunter have guaranteed deals, Bentil has a partial guarantee, and Holland is nonguaranteed. This probably comes down to Hunter (No. 28 pick in 2015) or Young (No. 17 pick in 2014). I’d be surprised