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.

“I’m working on it,” Mutombo said in an interview Basketball Jerseys with FOX 26 Houston. “I’m talking to a lot of people already since (Monday). We’ll see. I’m just talking to the people who can cut Cheap NFL Jerseys the check and they can make me be part of it. I’m working on that….

Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene, nation’s leading scorer, declares for NBA Draft

Marcus Keene is leaving Central Michigan for the NBA.

The Chippewas guard led the nation in scoring at 30 points per game and set a new Mid-American Conference scoring record with 959 points this season.

George wasn’t just frustrated with the loss, though. He voiced his thoughts on how his teammates handled the game, and didn’t exactly hand out compliments.

“There’s no urgency, no sense of urgency, no winning pride. This locker room is just not pissed off enough,” George said. “We should have a professional approach, man, and defend our home court, especially to a team that’s not even in the playoffs. That’s what it comes down to. As a team, we’ve got to have a grit, and we’ve got to own up, man up.”

The All-Star also added, “To be honest, man, I don’t think I got the ball enough down the stretch. I don’t think I got the ball enough.”

Indiana will look to bounce back from this loss in a quick turnaround as the Buy Cheap Jerseys Online team travels to Memphis on Wednesday to play the Grizzlies. The Pacers are fighting for a Authentic Cheap Jerseys From China playoff spot as they currently sit in the seventh position in the Eastern Conference.

As for George, these comments can’t comfort Pacers fans who already know the talented player could leave in 2018 for Los Angeles. The Lakers were George’s favorite team growing up, and many reports say there’s a good chance he plays for them once he becomes a free agent.

Russell Westbrook’s 35th triple-double this season was historically efficient

Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season Wednesday, and it may have been his most impressive.

“Of course, I have a whole journey — everybody does in life. I think Buy Cheap Jerseys the hard part is being public about it. I don’t like to be, not necessarily ‘gossiped’ about but the topic of conversations,” Bird said.

It’s the opposite of Rapinoe, who has been an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights and famously followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead to kneel during the National Anthem last season.

“Sue has the same convictions about her life and the things she believes in as I do but, I think, does it in a different way,” Rapinoe said. “It’s important to create space for athletes — and people in general who are in the spotlight and don’t want all the attention on them—to be who they are in a way that’s comfortable for them.”

Despite their different approaches, Bird said Rapinoe never pressured her into publicly coming out, and that she almost did before the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. However, she said she “chickened out.”

However, Bird said she knew she was gay when she was a student at UConn and it’s always been a “nonissue” with her teammates and friends. But exposing her life to the world is a different story.

“I can be quiet and a little shy,” she said. “I’m usually just dipping Blue Jays Cheap Jerseys my toe in the water until the extrovert part of me can come out.”