Anthony Bennett won a ring over the weekend with his Fenerbahce, his Turkish League team. Led by MVP Epke Udoh, Fenerbahce won the Euroleague championship on Sunday with Bennett mostly playing mop-up duty. The No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, Bennett is best known for his series of flameouts in stops in Brooklyn, Toronto, Minnesota, and with the Cleveland club that drafted him.
The Hawks are gathering candidates for the open GM spot, and one surprise option appears to be former NBA veteran Chauncey Billups. ESPN’s Marc Stein previously reported the Hawks have already interviewed Washington Wizards vice president of basketball operations Tommy Sheppard and Golden State assistant general manager Travis Schlenk. The Hawks are facing Paul Millsap‘s unrestricted free agency this summer, and have the 19th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The Boston Celtics had the good fortune of winning the NBA Draft Lottery, walking away with the first overall pick thanks to a swap with the Brooklyn Nets from the infamous Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett trade. Most draft experts agree that Washinton’s Markelle Fultz should be the first player taken off the board, but that could be a bit problematic for Boston. Guard Isaiah Thomas was recently named to the All-NBA second team and has become the centerpiece of a resurgent Celtics squad, with his fourth-quarter heroics standing out this season. However, it isn’t clear whether Fultz and Thomas, who both thrive with the ball in their hands, can co-exist on the basketball court. To his credit, Thomas told