Good morning, Big Blue Nation.
Kawhi Leonard and Paul George dramatically tipped the scales of the NBA last night when it was announced that both superstars will play for the LA Clippers. Unfortunately that means that Shai Gilgeous Alexander has been moved to the OKC Thunder with Russell Westbrook.
It’s really a shame for SGA because he was supposed to be the foundation of a young Clippers team and now he’s stuck with Westbrook. But I don’t blame the Clippers one bit. The NBA has become an arms race as teams try to out-build each other’s nuclear arsenal.
Tweets of the Day
Kevin Knox rejects Zion at the rim. pic.twitter.com/UsNbRvjO6p— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) July 6, 2019
I wonder why ESPN didn’t replay this 1,000 times?
Tyler Herro tonight in the Summer League:— UK Basketball (@BBNation15) July 6, 2019
Looks like Tyler Herro is adjusting quite well to the NBA.
I repeat....— Jason Gallagher (@jga41agher) July 6, 2019
*takes the deepest breath.
In the end, Kawhi Leonard didn't want to construct a Super Team with the Lakers. He wanted a co-star across the Staples corridor with the Clippers, and made it clear to Steve Ballmer and Lawrence Frank: Get PG, and I'm coming.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
PJ Washington signs with Hornets | Cats Pause- Congrats to PJ for inking a deal with the Hornets. He is doubtful for Summer League play due to a foot injury.
San Antonio puts up a Boogie billboard | KSR- Spurs fans REALLY want Demarcus Cousins to join their team. Would Pop and Boogie get along?
Three Cats picked as preseason All SEC | UK Athletics- The expectations have never been bigger in regards to volleyball. The Cats were picked to win the SEC.
SEC’s most explosive players | Saturdays Down South- Lynn Bowden gets the nod for UK.
Bowden can flat out jet. One of the top returning SEC receivers can do a little bit of everything. He can catch the deep ball, he can take a bubble screen for 6 and he can take a punt back if he actually gets a chance. Speaking of that, it’s probably a good sign that of the 5 punts Bowden returned last year, 2 went for touchdowns.
Bowden is a legit No. 1 receiver and he’s a major weapon who will be at the top of every scouting report in the post-Benny Snell era at Kentucky.
Fear of Lakers dynasty drove Clippers deal | ESPN- But the dynasty at Golden State was fine?
NBA Power Rankings | CBS- The Clippers are number one followed by the 76ers, the Lakers, the Bucks, and Jazz. My how things have changed.
Earthquakes rattle NBA summer league games | USA Today- LA is getting rocked by earthquakes and aftershocks. There might be more coming.