There were no hard feelings when Joe Ingles found out friend and teammate Gordon Hayward was signing with Boston. Chris Nicoll-USA TODAY Sports
Fortunately for the Jazz, they landed a rookie who has proven capable of being the focal point for a team contending for a playoff spot. Ingles has been instrumental in Mitchell’s immediate success, a valuable voice in his ear, as well as a playful pest on Twitter and Instagram.
Donovan doesn’t need much help, Ingles says. He’s a pretty switched-on kid. I’m happy to help him whenever I can.
It’s common to see Ingles put his arm around Mitchell on the court, particularly in crunch time, and calmly offer advice and insight. Snyder says Ingles often serves as Mitchell’s eyes on the floor, with the veteran frequently helping the rookie identify and interpret situations in real time.
That has been the story of Russell’s career: some parts of his game rise, and others fall. Maybe someday soon, they will all rise together. He just turned 22. But so far, this season has been unsatisfying.
I get it: The climate atop Julius Randle Hill isn’t for everyone. His bricky outside shooting has somehow regressed — he has hit 19 percent of long 2-pointers — and his rim protection is spotty. The Lakers haven’t been appreciably better with Randle on the floor, though the Randle-Brook Lopez combo has been solid now across two starting lineups.
Players must be NBA draft eligible to qualify for the roster spot, and they will be evaluated, contacted and contracted directly by the NBL, not its individual teams. The mechanism in which they will get to specific clubs is yet to be decided.
Late Friday, James had a brief response to the Fox News host’s comments posting out the hashtag saying, We will not shut up and dribble.
Fox’s Laura Ingraham declared King James should shut up and dribble after the Cavaliers superstar said President Donald Trump doesn’t give a f— about the American people.
The conservative host of The Ingraham Angle also insulted James for trying to leave high school a year early to enter the NBA. LeBron’s’ R-rated take on Trump was barely intelligible, not to mention ungrammatical, said Ingraham, her voice dripping with sarcasm.