(@trailblazers/Twitter) Chris Paul’s trade to the Houston Rockets may have shaken up social media, but the day’s best Twitter reaction had nothing to do with Paul at all. After Portland traded shooting guard Tim Quarterman to the Rockets for cash considerations
Miles Simon, who has been coaching with USA Basketball for the past three years, has been hired by the Los Angeles Lakers as an assistant coach, the team announced. Simon played with the Orlando Magic in 1998-99 and then played oversees and in the CBA. Simon was the coach of the 2017 USA Junior National Select Team for the Nike Hoops Summit, leading Team USA to a victory over the World Select Team. Simon won gold medals as an assistant for the 2016 USA Men’s U17 World Championship Team, as well as the 2015 USA Men’s U16 National Team. He was an assistant at his alma mater, Arizona, under college coach Lute Olson from 2005-08. Simon was the 1997 NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Player after
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Portland Trail Blazers have traded point guard Tim Quarterman to the Houston Rockets in exchange for money. Quarterman was under contract for $1.3 million in 2017-18 (nonguaranteed) with a qualifying offer of $1.7 million in 2018-19. By trading Quarterman, the Trail Blazers clear a little space, three days ahead of free agency. Quarterman’s absence should ultimately not affect the Trail Blazers, as he played only 80 total minutes last season, though it does slightly change the makeup of Portland’s Summer League roster.