Wizards sign Otto Porter after matching Nets’ 4-year, $106 million offer sheet

The Washington Wizards have matched the Brooklyn Nets offer sheet on restricted free agent Otto Porter, according to The Washington Post’s Candace Buckner. He will remain with the Wizards on a four-year deal worth $106 million, a contract the Nets structured to include a 15-percent trade kicker and 50 percent of each season’s salary due on Oct. 1.

The official matching of the offer sheet will not happen until Porter passes his physical next week, according to TNT’s David Aldridge.

All that aside, the Celtics landed another big fish a year after reeling in Al Horford. The Jazz watched George Hill sign with the Kings earlier in the day. They’d hoped some injury luck and internal growth could get them to 60 wins next season. Now Utah is on the playoff fringe, chasing second- and third-tier wing replacements for Hayward. Dennis Lindsay has proven highly capable, but the pool is drying up, and there’s no one out there who can replace Hayward.

Given how other Western Conference teams have improved, the Jazz stand to sink quite a bit. Rudy Gobert is indisputedly their best player — he was 1b with Hayward last season — and Ricky Rubio is a good fit. But on Tuesday the Jazz lost their two best scorers. Their offense was already just a notch above average. Unless Rodney Hood is ready to increase his volume substantially or Joe Johnson is ready Cheap USA Hockey Jerseys to go Cheap Throwback NFL Jerseys back to that 32-minute life, Utah’s going to suffer for this.

One thing was absolutely certain if Hayward left Utah: Gobert was going to be salty on the internet. Sure enough, the Stifle Tower showed out.

Don’t blame the Celtics for missing on Paul George

The Pacers traded Paul George to the Thunder, and everyone is wondering why Danny Ainge and the Celtics couldn’t seal the deal. This has been a recurring theme for Celtics over the past two seasons as Boston has risen from second-tier playoff squad to No. 1 seed. Yet, Ainge has hoarded a horde of premium draft picks and prospects and can’t seem to turn them into a true superstar on the market.

Below the surface, it’s clear that the Celtics’ failure to strike isn’t for lack of trying. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Ainge offered Indiana three non-premium picks, Jae Crowder, and another Celtics starter (presumed to be Avery Bradley) for George during the draft. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald independently reported the same, and added that the Celtics made an even better offer at the February deadline: a 2017 pick swap that involved Brooklyn’s selection, which became No. 1 overall.

Larry Bird ran the Pacers in February. He should have taken that deal from the Celtics. Kevin Pritchard ran the Pacers on draft night. He should have taken the Celtics’ offer.

Ojeleye made five of his nine three-pointers on Saturday, including three triples on consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter. The Southern Methodist product coached by Larry Brown showed MLB Jerseys Cheap he has range out to the NBA three-point line and finished with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting.

Kyle Kuzma’s length makes him a solid inside-out defender, but he was no match for this smooth move by Jayson Tatum, who spun-off his opponent before stepping back for Cheap Vintage Baseball Jerseys the fade-away shot off the left leg.

Zach Randolph to sign 2-year, $24 million contract with Kings, per report

The Sacramento Kings are making moves to add veteran leadership to their young roster. They’ve agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with former Grizzlies star Zach Randolph, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The move reunites Randolph with Dave Joerger, his former coach in Memphis. It also comes on the heels of a three-year, $57 million arrangement with free-agent point guard George Hill. It also suggests the end of the beloved Grit ’N Grind era in Memphis, with Tony Allen also possibly on his way out as a free agent.

Things could change — maybe there’s a small chance Antetokounmpo demands a trade. But Milwaukee doesn’t have to do anything. He’s 22 years old and committed to the franchise right now.

Plus, what he said was reasonable. Players want to play on good teams where they have a chance to win — and they want to have fun doing it. If a player feels it’s time to move on because his team hasn’t improved, he has the absolute right to do that.

If Antetokounmpo believes he has a better opportunity elsewhere, he NFL Jerseys China should jump on it when the time comes. If he wants to stay in Milwaukee, he should do that. But it will be up to him to find the best situation — a silly tweet won’t determine that.

The Bucks are capped out this offseason and will have big decisions to make on younger players on their roster next season. But luckily for them, they’ve got plenty of time between now and when NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Antetokounmpo has to make a decision on his future.

Warriors win 12th straight, set NBA mark for prosperity in the process

The Warriors seemed to be adrift a few weeks ago, with Kevin Durant injured and Stephen Curry struggling.

But the Warriors have their mojo back. Golden State easily dispatched the Timberwolves 121-107 at home Tuesday night for a 12th consecutive victory. In the process, the Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys Warriors (64-14) set an NBA record for the most wins of any team in a three-year span (203), breaking a Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys tie with the Bulls during Michael Jordan’s reign.

Just a few weeks ago, many dismissed the Warriors as an inferior version of the team that won an NBA championship (2015) and seemed to have the NBA Finals in hand last year with a 3-1 lead before losing to the Cavaliers.

But even with Durant still sidelined, this is a formidable team. In fact, ESPN reported that, entering Tuesday’s game, the Warriors’ offensive efficiency a measure statisticians use to break down a team’s scoring punch ranked at 113.2, the highest of any team in the past 30 years, if the season ended now.

“After sitting down with my mom and the coaching staff, I’ve made the decision to enter the NBA draft,” Fultz said in a video posted from his Twitter account. “Although the season hasn’t gone as planned, it’s really, truly been a blessing to be here, and I learned plenty of life lessons on and off the court, especially from coach (Lorenzo Romar) and his coaching staff. I’m always going to be a Husky for life. Go Dawgs.”

LeBron James ditches goggles, but Cavs can’t shake Wizards

After LeBron James suffered a right corneal abrasion Friday in the Cavaliers’ win over the Hornets, his status seemed very much in doubt for Saturday’s game against the Wizards.

James himself vowed, “I ain’t playin if I have to wear goggles.” Guess again.

“I was like, I’m trying to build a second part of my life as a man living in a different part of the country, just trying to do different things,” Durant said. “I did everything I was supposed to do in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, I felt. Now it’s time to do something new. I didn’t want to come back. That’s just my thought process behind it. It had nothing to do with basketball, the fans, the city.”

Durant did admit that LeBron James’ decision to return to his home state of Ohio briefly made him consider returning home to D.C., but it was a short-lived thought.

“I thought about what it might be like,” Durant said. “I thought about it. But it made LeBron’s situation different because he got drafted there. So it was like he was home already, so he knew what it was like. It wasn’t like it was his first time going back. For me, I never played at home. I didn’t know what it would be. I know every time I go back it’s pretty hectic, and I just wanted to focus on basketball and not have to worry about a lot of stuff that comes with being at home.”

Durant returns to D.C. on Tuesday night, taking on the Wizards Cheap Baseball Jerseys China at the Cheap Authentic Jerseys Verizon Center.

Burglars hit Nick Young’s home, get away with $500K in swag, police say

Burglars made away with $500,000 in swag from Nick Young’s house over the All-Star break, a Los Angeles police official confirmed Thursday to the Los Angeles Times.

The Lakers guard, nicknamed Swaggy P, wasn’t at his Tarzana home at the time of the break Feb. 18 or 19.

A police spokeswoman wouldn’t confirm that it was Young’s home from which burglars took $500,000 in “jewelry and other items,” but an unidentified police official told the Times that it was, in fact, Young’s residence, a $3.4 million property that he and then-girlfriend Iggy Azalea bought from actress Selena Gomez in 2014.

“I went in this morning and Bella has been on IVs for the last three and a half days to try and get her kidney levels down, which we thought she had kidney failure, but unfortunately they did a biopsy of one of her lymph nodes and she’s got Lymphoma. So she did a round of chemo this morning and we’re just going to take it day by day. Dogs can respond well to chemo, they generally live a year, year and a half. But some of them get rid of it completely and it never affects them ever again. My wife and I are just staying as positive as possible and just loving our dog like always.”

Leonard has often shared photos of his dog, which even Cheap NFL Jerseys USA included Baseball Jerseys Cheap a campaign to have her at his wedding. So when the forward announced she was having problems, fans came to the game with support, which Leonard also shared on Twitter.

NBA trade deadline 2017: OKC makes biggest move as marquee names stay put

There was a lot of hype surrounding this year’s NBA trade deadline as big-name players such as Paul George, Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose and others were brought up in rumors. But as the deadline came and went, there wasn’t quite as much excitement as fans had hoped.

Jennings was linked to the Hornets following his release Monday, but instead finds himself in the thick of the Eastern Conference layoff race with Washington, which made moves the past week to fill its needs on its second unit. The addition of Jennings along with Bojan Bogdanovic gives the Wizards enough fire power to challenge the Celtics and Raptors — which lost All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry likely for the regular season — in the Eastern Conference.

With a stellar 24-8 home record and the great play of All-Star John Wall, it’s not inconceivable to see the Wizards take over the Celtics for the No. 2 seed in the conference and give the injury-riddled Cavs a run for their money in the playoffs.

Jennings will have a similar role with the Wizards as he did with the Knicks, where he averaged 8.6 points per game despite issues with the triangle offense.

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