Kyrie Irving free agency rumors: Star is ‘more open’ to signing with Lakers Nets believe Kyrie Irving, D’Angelo Russell could coexist in New York, report says Kyrie Irving appears like he’ll consider both New York teams this offseason.The Nets and the 27-year-old star “hold mutual interest,” according to a report from the New York Post, which cites unidentified league sources. Irving, who is expected to opt out of his contract with the Celtics and become a free agent this summer, has also continually been linked to the Knicks. Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles among teams interested in Kemba Walker Brooklyn was, at one point, the betting favorites to sign Irving. He was a Nets fan while growing up in New Jersey, the report says.The Nets have the best odds to land Kyrie 👀(via @br_betting) pic.twitter.com/gQnoWxoDzV— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 7, 2019Irving, 27, averaged 23.8 points and 6.9 assists for Boston this season. The Celtics finished 2018-19 with a 49-33 record and advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals, where they fell to the Bucks in five games. Related News The Nets, meanwhile, exceeded expectations and reached the playoffs for the first time since 2014-15. They were topped by the 76ers in five games in their first-round series.Brooklyn reportedly believes Irving and D’Angelo Russell can play in the same backcourt. Russell made his first All-Star team with the Nets last season and is set to be a restricted free agent.“If we’re being completely honest, I enjoyed the team that we had this whole season,” Russell told The Post about free agency. “If the situation was to come up to have pieces of his caliber around, it’ll make us a better team obviously. But I’m not going to say I didn’t enjoy our team, and the pieces we had around.” Irving, 27, has also become “more open” to joining the Lakers, according to an earlier report from ESPN. Irving and Lakers star LeBron James won a championship together while they were teammates with the Cavaliers from 2014-17.Irving reportedly wanted a bigger role and asked Cleveland to trade him before he was eventually sent to the Celtics. Irving, however, said he apologized to James during a phone call in late January.
The young National basketball team of B&H made a sensation in the second round of the A Division European Championship defeating hosting Italy with a result of 73:69.After the opening ten minutes our young basketball players had an advantage of five points, 20:15. In the second part, Italy dominated and went deservedly to the half time with two pints of advantage. The result was 35:33 in the benefit for our opponent.In the third period, our basketball players played excellent and finished this period of the game with a convincing 20:12, thus we entered the last period with an excess of six baskets.In the fourth period, we were taking turns with Italians in the lead, and came to plus-five points in the very end of the match. We entered the last minute with the plus-eight points, and finished match with plus-four, 73:69.In our team, Nedim Buza played a brilliant match with 28 points and ten rebounds, while Stefan Lakic scored 14 points.(Source: klix.ba)
MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Spurs: The lack of aggressiveness showed as the Spurs attempted only six free throws through three quarters. … Poeltl, who played collegiately at Utah, made his first six field goal attempts. … The Spurs managed just two fast-break points to Utah’s 13.Jazz: In the third quarter, Ingles tried to lob a pass to Gobert and swished it from 22 feet. “That was pure luck,” Ingles said. … Utah had 38 assists on 51 baskets. … The Jazz went 17 for 20 from the free-throw line, their best mark since the third game of the season and they tied a season high with 12 steals.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.Jazz: Host the Houston Rockets on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Aaron Gordon stars Orlando Magic add to Miami Heat woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Utah traded Alec Burks and two second-round draft picks to Cleveland for Korver, who made his first home appearance to a loud ovation. Korver, who played for the Jazz from 2007-10, shot 3 of 4 from beyond the arc and scored 15 points in 15 minutes.“It was a great first night back. I have a lot of good memories of this place,” Korver said. “We played really good basketball. The ball was moving. We were playing for each other.”Utah had season bests in shooting from inside (60.7 percent) and outside the arc (60.6 percent) as they scored 139 points for the first time this season.The Jazz improved to 3-6 at home. No team has played as many road games as the Jazz, who have gone 9-7 away from Salt Lake City.RUDY IS JUST FINEThe NBA fined Gobert $15,000 for publicly criticizing the officiating after his team’s 102-100 loss to the Heat on Sunday in Miami.Gobert fouled Heat guard Dwyane Wade with 3.2 seconds left in the game, and the guard’s two free throws gave Miami the win.“I just want it to be consistent at one point. … If you call something one way, you have to call it the other way,” Gobert said after the loss.Before the game against the Spurs, Utah coach Quin Snyder offered to split the fine with his center — just this once.TIP-INS LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Mitchell scored 20 points, Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the San Antonio Spurs 139-105 on Tuesday night.Korver scored 15 points in his first home game since he returned to the Jazz, and Derrick Favors added 14 points as Utah won for the first time at home in nearly a month. The Jazz beat Boston 123-115 on Nov. 9 but have been on the road much of the season and haven’t found a rhythm at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He gets his shot off in a half a second. It helps us to have another guy who can really space the floor and knock them down,” said Joe Ingles, who had 13 points.Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 20 points for the Spurs. DeMar DeRozan and LaMarcus Aldridge each scored 16 points, and San Antonio fell to 1-13 when Aldridge fails to reach the 20-point mark. “It doesn’t really matter,” Poeltl said. “If I get a career high in a 30-point loss or whatever, it doesn’t feel great. We’re just not aggressive enough. We’re very passive.”The Spurs lost by more than 30 points just five times in Gregg Popovich’s first 1,758 regular-season games as head coach. It has now happened three times in the last four games.“We’re very challenged defensively,” Popovich said.The Spurs cut their deficit to 67-53 early in the third quarter, but less than three minutes later, Mitchell and Ingles hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Jazz moved out to an 84-59 advantage.The Jazz haven’t been cashing in on their 3-point chances this season until recently.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award San Antonio Spurs forward Davis Bertans, left, and Utah Jazz guard Kyle Korver battle for a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Kyle Korver is back, and suddenly the Utah Jazz are sinking shots.“His confidence is contagious,” Donovan Mitchell said. “His presence just gives us spacing and helps everybody.”ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom