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Hornets Officially Welcome Dwight Howard

Hornets Officially Welcome Dwight Howard

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22974365
Matt Rochinski and Sam Perley of hornets.com will be following the Hornets throughout the 2017 NBA offseason and keeping fans up to d

http://www.nba.com/hornets/hornets-officially-welcome-dwight-howard
Jordan Hill Waived by Timberwolves, Appeared in 7 Games for Minnesota

Jordan Hill Waived by Timberwolves, Appeared in 7 Games for Minnesota

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22974383

Big man Jordan Hill's tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves ended Monday.

The Timberwolves announced they waived him after just one season with the team. Minnesota signed him as a free agent before the 2016-17 campaign, but he appeared in a mere seven games and averaged just 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds a night.

Hill's showing for Minnesota was a disappointing setback after the three most productive seasons of his career from 2013 to 2016. He averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in 2013-14 and 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 2014-15 with the Los Angeles Lakers, as well as 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game in 2015-16 with the Indiana Pacers.

He is still just 29 years old and flashed consistent production down low those three straight seasons, meaning he should garner interest elsewhere after Minnesota released him.

From the Timberwolves' perspective, Bobby Marks of The Vertical noted their cap space would range from $18 to $22 million after trading for Jimmy Butler. According to Marks, they had until June 30 to guarantee Hill's $4 million contract, and they chose not to with this move.

Minnesota boasts a formidable core with Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins but lost some depth trading Zach LaVine and Kris Dunn. Hill's departure creates additional space to add someone who can serve as an impact role player, especially after the Arizona product was mostly an afterthought in his one season with the team.

Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com



http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2718119-jordan-hill-waived-by-timberwolves-appeared-in-7-games-for-minnesota
LaVar Ball Photographed Backstage at WWE Raw by Titus O'Neil

LaVar Ball Photographed Backstage at WWE Raw by Titus O'Neil

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22974675

LaVar Ball may be taking his verbal talents to the squared circle. Prior to Raw on Monday night, WWE star Titus O'Neil shared a photo with Ball:

Pro Wrestling Sheet's Ryan Satin reported Saturday the WWE was in negotiations with Ball to potentially have him appear on Raw, which airs this week from Staples Center in Los Angeles.  

Ball would be a natural inside a WWE ring.

His over-the-top persona is straight out of the playbook for a pro wrestling heel. Ball doesn't mind playing to crowds, either, as evidenced by his reaction to the vociferous boos he received inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on the night of the 2017 NBA draft, per The Ringer's Rodger Sherman:

The shame is that Ball's involvement with WWE will likely be limited to Monday night—at least for the time being. He has rarely turned down an opportunity to promote his Big Baller Brand, but it's doubtful he'd be willing to enter into any long-term arrangement with WWE.

Should Ball continue to be a viral sensation through April 2018, the company could potentially bring him back for WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.

Every year, WWE welcomes in outside celebrities for WrestleMania, and Ball would be a perfect fit in a managerial role, similar to President Donald Trump backing up Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania 23 against Umaga, who had Vince McMahon in his corner.



http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2718116-lavar-ball-photographed-backstage-at-wwe-raw-by-titus-oneil
Timberwolves Waive Forward/Center Jordan Hill

Timberwolves Waive Forward/Center Jordan Hill

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22973978
Hill appeared in seven games for the Wolves, averaging 1.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 6.7 minutes per game. He was signed by Minnesota as a free agent on July 20, 2016.

http://www.nba.com/timberwolves/timberwolves-waive-forward/center-jordan-hill
8 Takeaways From Russell and Mozgov

8 Takeaways From Russell and Mozgov

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22974005
D’Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov were both introduced to the New York media on Monday morning.

http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2017/06/26/8-takeaways-russell-and-mozgov
Hornets Announce 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League Roster

Hornets Announce 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League Roster

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22973892
June 26, 2017 – The Charlotte Hornets announced today the team’s 15-man roster for the 2017 Orlando Mountain Dew Pro Sum

http://www.nba.com/hornets/hornets-announce-2017-orlando-pro-summer-league-roster
Just because the Big3 has a four-point shot doesn't mean the players should take it

Just because the Big3 has a four-point shot doesn't mean the players should take it

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22973755
In Iverson's last year in the NBA, the league was successful on 6.2 percent of the attempts from 30 feet or more.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fancy-stats/wp/2017/06/26/just-because-the-big3-has-a-four-point-shot-doesnt-mean-the-players-should-take-it/
Tune in to Watch Thunder Players at the NBA Awards

Tune in to Watch Thunder Players at the NBA Awards

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22973887
The NBA's MVP may very well reside in the state of Oklahoma. The world will find out if that's the case tonight.

http://www.nba.com/thunder/news/nbaawards-170626
Russell is Ready for Brooklyn

Russell is Ready for Brooklyn

27/06/2017, USA, Basketball, NBA (Basketball), Article # 22973780
D'Angelo Russell is the guy the Brooklyn Nets weren't supposed to be able to get.

http://www.nba.com/nets/news/2017/06/26/russell-ready-brooklyn
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