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PBA: Clutch Bolick is Player of the Week

Robert Bolick showed he’s ready to take over the mantle at NorthPort following the shocking exit of top gunner Stanley Pringle. Two games since the Batang Pier dealt Pringle to Barangay Ginebra for the trio of Kevin Ferrer, Sol Mercado, and Jervy Cruz, the rookie guard out of San Beda jacked up his numbers in helping the team clinch a quarterfinals berth in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Bolick averaged 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 9.5 assists in an all-around effort to steer NorthPort to back-to-back wins over Rain or Shine and Blackwater and hike its record to a league-best 7-1 slate in a tie with TnT Katropa. The impressive performance earned the 23-year-old native of Leyte his first ever PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period June 17-23. Also getting a vote from the PBAPC was Bolick’s NorthPort teammate Sean Anthony. Others who contended for the weekly citation were Batang Pier Moala Tautuaa, Jayson Castro and Roger Pogoy of TnT Katropa, San Miguel Beer’s Alex Cabagnot, Paul Lee of Magnolia, Pringle, and Jericho Cruz of NLEX. In NorthPort’s first game without the 32-year-old Pringle, Bolick and Tautuaa carried the fight for the Batang Pier by rallying them from as much as a 25-point deficit to nip the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in overtime, 107-105. Bolick hit 22 points and fired the pressure-pack three-pointer with 11 seconds left in regulation that sent the game into overtime.     Tautuaa finished with a career-high 34 points for NorthPort, which played with only an eighth-man rotation. Three days after, Bolick was at it again, missing just a single rebound of completing a triple double in the team’s 127-99 rout of the Elite. He finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists in the win that marked the first game of Mercado, Ferrer, and Cruz with the team. Bolick admitted he owed Pringle a lot for making him the player that he is with NorthPort right now. “Gusto ko siyang makasama ng mas matagal. Kaso one conference lang, madami pa sana akong matututunan. Kung ano man meron ako ngayon (sa) laro ko, lahat, sa kanya (Pringle) ko natutunan yun,” said Bolick of the player he considered as his first pro mentor......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports8 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Kris walang takot na nag-swimming kahit kumikidlat: I survived, Josh & Bimb saved me

MUKHANG hindi umuulan sa subdibisyon kung saan nakatira si Kris Aquino kasama ang mga anak na sina Joshua at Bimby at ilang staff dahil nagawa pa nilang mag-swimming nitong Martes nang gabi. Base sa video post ni Kris ay parang nasa isang resort silang mag-iina na nag-night swimming with complete outfit pa. Inaalalayan nina Josh […] The post Kris walang takot na nag-swimming kahit kumikidlat: I survived, Josh & Bimb saved me appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: News11 hr. 55 min. ago Related News

Black tallies triple-double to tow Quezon City to maiden win in MPBL

Aaron Black gave his 100 percent and got himself a triple-double as Quezon City made quick work of Laguna, 110-85, Tuesday at Navotas Sports Complex. Black, a part of Ateneo de Manila University's back-to-back championships, made his presence felt anywhere and everywhere with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists as well as two blocks and a steal. He definitely wasn't alone, however, as Clark Derige top-scored with 24 points while both Tonino Gonzaga and Ramon Mabayo had 17 markers in the Capitals' bounce back win following a loss to open the MPBL Lakan Cup. Still, the son of ex-Best Import and now-head coach Norman "Mr. 100 percent" Black was the shining star for Quezon City which did not trail and was never threatened. Mark Anthony Acosta fronted the effort for the Heroes with 18 points which were far from enough from preventing back-to-back losses to start the season. Meanwhile, the matchup between home team Navotas and Rizal was called off at halftime after the court was deemed dangerous to keep playing on. The Clutch were ahead of the Crusaders, 56-39, after two quarters before league officials decided to postpone the match as the floor became too moist. The second half of the game will instead be played on the last day of the elimination round. In the day's other game, General Santos rose to 2-1 after keeping Marikina winless in three games with a 96-89 decision......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: Sports21 hr. 21 min. ago Related News

A Funko Pop Graduation!

By Joshua Adrian Aristoza “Sablay” is a tagalog word that can sometimes be used to describe a failure or missing the mark. As a verb, sablay means to place a precious object like a piece of cloth or garment upon one’s shoulder as a gesture of respect. Sablays are the sweetest thing you can wear […] The post A Funko Pop Graduation! appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

Jojo Ong is BiG golfer of the year

Businessman Joy Anthony ‘Jojo’ Ong of Innoland bagged the coveted Golfer of the Year award in the 2019 Business in Golf Tournament played Thursday, June 20, at the rolling fairways of Alta Vista Golf and Country Club in Pardo, Cebu City. Ong, who is also his company’s representative to the organizing Cebu Chamber of Commerce […] The post Jojo Ong is BiG golfer of the year appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 24th, 2019Related News

New Orleans welcomes Zion Williamson

The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with so much more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago......»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Three yield P28,200 in ‘shabu’

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino BACOLOD City – Three persons were arrested separately for alleged sale and illegal possession of dangerous drugs here in the past three days. On June 22, 2019, Anthony Silva, a high value target was collared in a drug bust at Barangay 25, which resulted in the recovery of eight sachets of […] The post Three yield P28,200 in ‘shabu’ appeared first on Daily Guardian......»»

Source: Thedailyguardian ThedailyguardianCategory: NewsJun 23rd, 2019Related News

Williamson welcomed to New Orleans by a grateful franchise

By Brett Martel, Associated Press METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson and his family were met with applause and traditional New Orleans jazz as they walked into the Pelicans’ headquarters. The practice gym was filled with team employees and executives eager to welcome the player who has infused the franchise with so much more promise than it appeared to have when six-time All-Star Anthony Davis requested a trade five months ago. Williamson, who was in New York a night earlier when the Pelicans made him the NBA’s top overall draft choice, smiled and looked relaxed in his blue suit and white designer sneakers. When the music was turned down and it was time for Williamson to address the gathering, he spoke with an easy manor and kept his comments short and simple. He promised maximum effort and flexibility, but stopped short of forecasting the type of greatness for himself that so many others have predicted. “I look at things from a realistic point of view,” Williamson began during his formal introduction to his first professional home on Friday evening (Saturday, PHL time). He called the praise being showered upon him “a bit much,” and reminded everyone that he is still a couple weeks short of his 19th birthday. “I haven’t played one (NBA) game yet, so I look at it just like that,” Williamson said. “I’m just trying to contribute to the team.” The 6'7", 285-pound forward will probably do a lot more than that, given the force of nature he was in his one season at Duke. He averaged 22.6 points for the Blue Devils and was voted to the ACC’s All-Defensive Team. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds, 2.12 steals and 1.8 blocked shots. Pelicans new executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin has sought to temper expectations by asserting that Williamson is “not the savior” of the small market franchise that was won two playoff series since relocating from Charlotte in 2002. Griffin also has stated repeatedly that veteran guard Jrue Holiday is the unquestioned leader of the team — which didn’t seem to bother Williamson at all. Williamson visited New Orleans for just a day of meetings before the draft and had dinner at renowned Uptown restaurant Commanders Palace. This second trip is expected to span at least the weekend, and dinner at a downtown steak place was on tap Friday night (Saturday, PHL time), followed by his first community service event at a playground in eastern New Orleans on Saturday. His parents and siblings also have made the trip, and they were expected to help the Pelicans’ newest star look for a place to live. Williamson said he enjoyed the televised images of fans in New Orleans celebrating wildly in a downtown street upon his selection. “I didn’t think I deserved all that,” he said with a smile, “but it was just passion for the team.” Even Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and owner Gayle Benson struggled to contain their enthusiasm for Williamson’s arrival. “To receive the No. 1 pick in the draft is a prize any sports team would covet; this one is different,” Benson said. “We could not have asked for a better player with more potential on the court. More importantly, we could not have hoped for a better person to represent and help lead our franchise into this new chapter.” Added Gentry, “You don’t get to coach guys like this very often. When you’re lucky enough to have a generational player like that that you’re going to be able to coach, you relish just the honor of being able to coach a guy like that.” “You have to have the talent, but you have to have people that have the character that he has. It’s going to be enjoyable to see the style of basketball that we’re going to play. He more than fits into it. It’s going to be exciting to watch.” Williamson said it is easy for him to take such comments — and superstar treatment from fans — in stride. “The thing that keeps me grounded is, I just always think about the times when, like, it was just me, my stepdad and a basketball on an outdoor court,” he said. The Pelicans had the right to draft Williamson first overall after an unlikely victory in the NBA’s draft lottery last month. Before the lottery, odds were that Williamson would wind up in one of the NBA’s largest markets with the New York Knicks. Instead, he’ll be in one of the smallest. But his stepfather, Lee Anderson, said New Orleans was exactly where he was hoping his stepson would go. “I am so thankful,” Anderson said. “I thought this city would be a great place to go, and God worked it out.”.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 22nd, 2019Related News

PBA: Pogoy shoots way to PoW citation In Commissioner’s Cup

Terrence Jones is not just the sole reason for TnT Katropa lording it over in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup. Roger Pogoy has also stepped up to the plate and been delivering huge numbers for the Katropa, who have consistently managed to stay on top of the mid-season conference standings. The tournament so far has seen Pogoy break his career-best not just once but twice, the last of which came in the team’s 104-96 beating of Barangay Ginebra. Pogoy’s hot-shooting had him emerging as the unanimous choice as PBA Press Corps-Cignal Player of the Week for the period June 10-16. The 27-year-old native of Minglanilla, Cebu beat out TnT teammates Don Trollano and Troy Rosario, Sean Anthony of NorthPort, Alex Mallari of Phoenix, Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang, the San Miguel trio of Marcio Lassiter, Alex Cabagnot, and June Mar Fajardo, and the Ginebra duo of Scottie Thompson and Greg Slaughter for the weekly honor. Pogoy was exceptionally hot against the Katropa’s big win over the Kings, as he torched them for 38 big points, a new career high for the Gilas Pilipinas gunner. The former Rookie of the Year capped off his heroics by firing a total of 10 three pointers. The feat made Pogoy as only the fourth player in league history to sink 10 three pointers, joining an elite company that included Allan Caidic, Kenneth Duremdes, and Marcio Lassiter......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 21st, 2019Related News

Family tells police to refrain from making ‘reckless statements’ as they grieve for Ramirez’s death

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The family of slain Medellin town Councilor and former mayor Ricardo “Ricky” Ramirez is asking the public to respect their privacy while they grieve for their loss. They are also appealing for the police “to refrain from issuing reckless statements” on Ramirez’ killing, said Medellin town planning officer Giles Anthony Villamor, […] The post Family tells police to refrain from making ‘reckless statements’ as they grieve for Ramirez’s death appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

WATCH: Zion Williamson wants something special as Pelicans leader

MANILA, Philippines – Zion Williamson seeks to do big things with the New Orleans Pelicans after being drafted first overall in the 2019 NBA Rookie Draft.  With the Pelicans parading a relatively young squad following the trade of superstar Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, Williamson – as early ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJun 21st, 2019Related News

6 Canadians chosen in 2019 NBA draft, setting non-US record

By Avery Yang, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Canada's basketball celebration keeps on going. Six Canadians were drafted Thursday night (Friday, PHL time), setting the record for a country other than the U.S. A week after the Toronto Raptors won the nation's first NBA championship, Canadians RJ Barrett, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Brandon Clarke, Mfiondu Kabengele, Ignas Brazdeikis and Marial Shayok were drafted. "It's amazing to be Canadian," said Barrett, who went third overall to the New York Knicks. "We take a lot of pride. That's why I've got my Canadian flags on this side of my jacket. To put it on for our country, that means a lot." France had five players selected in 2016. "To see players come out of (Canada) and be very good is something that's awesome," said Clarke, who went 21st to the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I'm somebody who grew up watching (Steve) Nash play and I always thought it was really cool he was from Canada." The players selected — four in the first round — join the 13 active Canadian players in the NBA. Among them include former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, NBA champion Tristan Thompson, Jamal Murray, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Tyler Ennis. "I know guys like Andrew Wiggins and Tyler Ennis gave me hope," said Alexander-Walker, the 17th pick by the New Orleans Pelicans. "Now as RJ got selected. I got selected. Hopefully more Canadians who get selected can kind of give those kids and other generations hope." Clarke, who played at Gonzaga, said the Raptors' championship will help the growth of basketball in Canada. "Basketball is getting bigger and bigger and it's gotten much bigger, too, in Canada," Clarke said. "It's just been really fun to watch the evolution of basketball in the country." Former Canadian players include 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Nash — who is Barrett's godfather — former No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and three-time NBA champion Rick Fox. The previous record for the most Canadians chosen in a single draft was in 2014, when four were picked. From 1983-2009, a total of just nine were selected. "It feels great," Barrett said. "Canadian basketball is really on the rise.".....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 21st, 2019Related News

Zion Williamson brings rare potential to New Orleans

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Eventually, as with every NBA Draft, there will be a “re-draft” of the Class of 2019. That’s the irresistible exercise in hindsight from media outlets that rank a particular year’s prospects not on their projected value but on actual demonstrated value five, 10 or more seasons into their professional careers. Some players will rise. Others will fall. “Bust” and “sleeper” tags will be dispersed accordingly. This team or GM will be lauded for an especially savvy selection, that one will be razzed for the quality player or players on whom it whiffed. But the through line of the dreams-come-true event Thursday night (Friday, PHL time) at Barclays Center, the lone selection that will not or at least should not change, is Zion Williamson. Williamson is the sure thing, the “can’t miss,” consensus No. 1 pick bound for the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s a 6'7", 285-pound freshman from Duke whose comps aren’t merely established players currently in the NBA but some of the game’s legends. So think Blake Griffin, sure. But also think LeBron James. And Charles Barkley. And, for that matter, every other wide-body who’s ever played with muscles on muscles, above-the-rim explosiveness, balletic body control and an instantly recognizable game that’s as charismatic as it is freakish. Yeah, awfully small subset. “I’m looking forward to playing against everybody,” Williamson said soon after his selection. “I want to be the best. I feel I have to earn everybody’s respect.” It’s not just a matter of Williamson’s game tickling NBA fans’ fancy, either. He managed, in almost his first official pro moment, to capture a lot of their hearts too. No sooner had Williamson – the first No. 1 pick to be born in this millennium (July 6, 2000) – strode to the stage in his cream-white suit, tugged on a Pelicans draft cap and embraced NBA commissioner Adam Silver, he dropped his guard to let the world share his emotions in the moment. His status as college basketball’s best and his draft position had been established months ago. There was no new mystery as to when his name would be called by Silver at the podium. And yet, when the first ESPN microphone was poked in front of him, with his mother Sharonda Sampson at his side, the big guy lost it. He choked up and blinked back tears, not quite winning that battle. “My mom sacrificed a lot for me,” Williamson said. “I wouldn’t be here without my mom. She did everything for me. I just want to thank her.” Several interviews and maybe 20 minutes later, Williamson explained how the horribly kept secret of his No. 1 selection could trigger his response. “Because I love the game of basketball,” he said. “You can hear people say things like, ‘Oh, it was likely I was going to go No. 1.’ But I guess you don’t know until you actually go through it.” What mattered most to Williamson about his mother’s role in his life? “Tough love,” he said. “She was always be the first one to keep it real with me. … She put aside her dreams just so me and my brothers could have a chance at ours.” The love already heading Williamson’s way in New Orleans was less tough and more unconditional at this stage, for the teenager represents a re-birth for a Pelicans franchise rocked by the loss of All-Star forward Anthony Davis. Davis, coincidentally, was the No. 1 pick in 2012 and generally considered the top prospect to hit the Draft before Williamson. But after six-and-a-half seasons and only two trips to the playoffs, Davis asked in December to be traded, despite having more than two-plus seasons left on his contract. David Griffin, the Pelicans' new vice president of basketball operations, had hoped that Williamson’s arrival might convince Davis to stay. When that didn’t happen, Griffin swiftly shifted to Plan B, arranging to trade the discontented big man to the Los Angeles Lakers in a deal that won’t be official until July. Now New Orleans, which has won just two playoff series in its 17 seasons and failed to qualify 10 times, has a new cornerstone. Williamson figures to be under team control contractually for as long or longer than Davis stuck around, with teammates relocated from L.A. such as Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart to run with him and Pelicans holdovers. “What excites me the most is the fact that they’re young and they’re close to my age,” said Duke’s third No. 1 overall pick (Elton Brand in 1999, Kyrie Irving in 2011). “So they can help me a lot more, like how to deal with this transition. I think we can build something over there.” The essential block is Williamson, who swept college basketball’s major awards with a game that strains credulity. At 285 pounds, his listed weight is greater than almost every big man in the NBA, but he has quick-twitch speed and thrives in the open court. He can stare down into the rim before slamming home dunks with unnerving ferocity, and he is a deft and willing passer. Williamson averaged 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 30 minutes for the Blue Devils, while making 68 percent of his shots. He and fellow Top 10 picks R.J. Barrett (New York, No. 3) and Cam Reddish (Atlanta, No. 10) helped Duke reach the Elite Eight, with Williamson earning ACC Tournament MVP along the way. He’s not a perfect player – his jump shot and range need work – but he already is working to complement his transition and low-post repertoire. Defensively, Williamson has the motor and mobility to switch assignments and quick hands to dislodge the ball without fouling. As a rebounder, his verticality is matched by, well, his horizontality in controlling the air space above and around him. “His size, his athleticism, his power is visible,” former St. John’s coach and Naismith Hall of Famer Chris Mullin said. “But to me his speed is really incredible from end to end. “I would morph Charles Barkley and Shawn Kemp and put them together [as a comparison]. When he gets to the NBA and he plays with that extra space they have in the wide key, he’s going to be a monster.” Williamson arrives with hype – no, make that expectations, because of all he’s shown already on courts around America – that rival what James shouldered when he arrived from high school in 2003. His plan for lugging that responsibility: “Whatever the team needs me to do, I’m willing to do it, because I feel people remember winners.” The selections immediately after Williamson were nearly as predictable, based on intelligence and mock drafts that solidified in the days before the Draft. Murry State guard Ja Morant was chosen by Memphis at No. 2, and Barrett’s ensuing selection by the Knicks delighted their always boisterous fans in the stands at Barclay. The order of the next four choices was jumbled from some predictions. Yet by the time the smoke cleared, sure enough, the seven players projected to come off the board soonest had slotted into the night’s top seven spots. That included Virginia forward De’andre Hunter to Atlanta at No. 4 (via the Lakers, in the aforementioned Davis trade that has yet to be completed), Vanderbilt point guard Darius Garland to Cleveland at No. 5, Texas Tech wing Jarrett Culver to Minnesota at No. 6 and North Carolina guard Coby White to Chicago at No. 7. Just because there wasn’t a lot of suspense at Barclays didn’t mean there was no intrigue. Much of that came from unusually heavy trade action – all technically unofficial – that had teams moving up, down and all around to snag picks, dump picks or clean up their salary-cap positions in anticipation of free agency that starts June 30. The timing of the Draft, relative to when the NBA’s new business year begins, had players donning caps of teams they’ll never play for, while speaking guardedly about those for whom they really were picked. A reported nine trades impacted draft decisions made in the first round alone. There even was a moment when Morant, in his post-Draft media session, gave a shout-out to veteran Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, whose spot he’ll presumably be taking once Conley’s trade to Utah officially goes through. But there’s no such uncertainty about Williamson, the through line of this year’s class, the true line in his heartfelt reactions Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and broad-shouldered hope of a Big Easy franchise in need. Williamson showed his grasp of the NBA’s and sports’ need for fresh icons, in effect accepting his status as a legend in waiting. “You know, times change,” he said. “That’s why there are so many debates about who people think the greatest players of all time are. If you were in the time of Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell, you’d probably say one of those two. If you were in the time of Jordan, you’d say Jordan. In our generation, a lot of them say LeBron. “So times changes and I think younger fans like younger players.” You don’t have to be young, though, to have your eye on Zion. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 21st, 2019Related News

PBA: KaTropa get things going with Jones looking like Best Import

Terrence Jones looks like he’s a cut above the rest of the imports in the ongoing 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The former Houston Rocket leads the league in scoring for TNT with 33.86 points per game. He also has 15.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.4 blocks per outing. Jones' production has the KaTropa on top of the standings with a near-perfect 6-1 mark. However, it’s not only Jones that has TNT in pole position for the mid-season joust. With Jones dominating, the rest of the KaTropa have taken turns in having big games to back up their productive import. RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, and Jayson Castro remain as top locals for TNT but the team is also getting nice production from Don Trollano, Ryan Reyes, and Anthony Semerad. “I think as a team, that’s what you want, you want different guys to step up so we could keep that energy,” Jones said. “Nobody on our team is selfish, we’re trying to fin the open guy and it’s just showing in our play,” he added. TNT is currently only one of four teams to put up over 100 points per game in the Commissioner’s Cup. The offense is running like a well-oiled machine. But the secret behind the KaTropa’s 6-1 record is defense says Jones. “I think it’s just from the defensive end [6-1 record]. I think we’re doing a great job of playing defense and it’s getting us easy points,” the prolific import said. “And our shooters, different guys have been stepping up you know and they’ve just been playing very well. So it’s just been a lot of guys coming in the game and ready to play. It’s been just a lot of great play by everybody,” Jones added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 21st, 2019Related News

Kelot, patay sa tatsulok na pag-ibig

Cebu – Patay ang isang lalaki makaraan pagtulungan ito ng pagsasaksakin ng mag-tiyuhin habang siya ay naglalakad papuntang computer shop, iniulat kahapon sa Talisay Cebu. Kinilala ang biktimang si Bryan Kua, 33-anyos at residente ng Brgy. Mananga II, Talisay Cebu. Tugis naman ng pulisya ang mga suspek na sina Anthony Cabañero, nasa hustong gulang at […].....»»

Source: Remate RemateCategory: NewsJun 20th, 2019Related News

It’s complicated

THERE are some complications to solve in the Anthony Davis-to-the Los Angeles Lakers agreement. If the Lakers immediately finalize the proposed trade during the first day of the free-agency race on July 6, their salary cap space will shrink to $23.7 million while assuming that Davis opts not to rescind his 15 percent trade kicker […] The post It’s complicated appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2019Related News

Pelicans primed to draft Zion Williamson and another top-5 prospect

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Now that six-time All-Star Anthony Davis trade request has been honored, its time for the New Orleans Pelicans to start a new era by drafting the next face of the franchise. Duke sta.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Pelicans extend coach Gentry’s contract through 2021

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin says the club is exercising its option to extend coach Alvin Gentry’s contract through the 2020-21 season. Gentry has coached four seasons in New Orleans and made one playoff appearance, when New Orleans swept Portland in the first round in 2018 before falling to eventual champion Golden State. Griffin worked with Gentry in Phoenix when the veteran coach helped the Suns reach the Western Conference finals in 2010 and says Gentry is “exactly the right coach at the right time” for the Pelicans. Griffin says he and Gentry have a “shared vision” for the Pelicans on and off the court, which will enable them to build a roster that “fits both culturally and tactically.” New Orleans has the top pick in Thursday’s (Friday, PHL time) draft and is expected to select Zion Williamson of Duke. The Pelicans have also agreed to trade Anthony Davis to the Lakers in exchange for Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round draft choices. Gentry has coached more than 1,000 games in 16 seasons with Miami, Detroit, the Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix and New Orleans......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 18th, 2019Related News

Samsam eyes removal of informal settlers from Bulacao riverbank

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Some riverbank occupants in Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City may be asked to vacate their respective dwellings to allow the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) to widen water outfalls in the area. But this will take time to implement, said Talisay City Mayor-elect Gerard Anthony “Samsam” Gullas […] The post Samsam eyes removal of informal settlers from Bulacao riverbank appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2019Related News

Report: Pelicans Julius Randle enters free agency

NBA.com staff report While the New Orleans Pelicans' future draft picks are currently sucking up all the intrigue, a former lottery pick on their roster is reportedly ready to make noise as a free agent. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, power forward Julius Randle will decline his player option for the upcoming season, becoming a free agent ahead of a wide-open class unexpectedly affected by injuries to two of its top talents in Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. Pelicans‘ Julius Randle is not picking up his $9M player option for next season and will enter unrestricted free agency, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Randle is coming off his best NBA season (21.4 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 34.4 percent from 3-point range on 195 attempts). — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 17, 2019 Randle posted career-best numbers across the board last year with the Pelicans, a line boosted further still following Anthony Davis' post-trade-demand minutes reduction. It was Randle's first season topping 20 points per game and also his first attempting volume 3-pointers, not only tripling his previous high with 2.7 3-pointers attempted but also shooting a career-best 34.4 percent from distance......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 17th, 2019Related News