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Lakers hire DARVIN HAM as head coach on May 27 The Los Angeles Lakers have finally found their next head coach. As ESPN first reported, Lakers hire Darwin Hamm Take the helm as the team’s new coach.
Ham agreed to a four-year deal with the Lakers as he became the 28th head coach in franchise history.
Frank Vogel was the former coach of the Lakers from 2019-2022. He went 127-98 and led the Lakers to the 2020 NBA championship.
Before being dumped this offseason, the Lakers were 33-49 in 2021-22.
Rockets meet with European forward Nikola Jovic on May 23
The Houston Rockets will throw two darts with the No. 3 and No. 17 picks in the upcoming NBA Draft. While No. 3 seems like a sure bet among the top three prospects on the board, No. 17 is far from a more interesting discussion.
One player the Rockets may be watching is Serbian star Nikola Jovic, who Meet the teams at the NBA draft this weekend.
In 202-21, the 19-year-old averaged 11.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while shooting 40 percent from 3-point range at Belgrade’s KK Mega Bemax.
Jovic has reportedly met more than half of all NBA teams in the United States and is a noteworthy ascent, albeit a raw prospect.
Rockets meet Banchero on May 20
Regardless of where they sit in the top 5 of the 2022 NBA draft order, the Houston Rockets have long been linked with Duke star Paul Banchero, and another domino fell in the process on Friday.
According to reportsBanchero officially met with the Rockets, confirming the team’s interest in the all-round scoring forward.
Banchero was the best player for Duke to reach the Final Four for the first time in seven years. He averaged 17.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in his only season with the Blue Devils before declaring for the draft.
He’s also considered the best fit in the Rockets’ draft, with a game that fits well with Stephen Silas’ system and Jaylen Green’s style of play, as well as any other lottery prospect.
Rockets lose two assistant coaches on May 17 A pair of assistant coaches left the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.as first reported Fox 26 Houston Newsassistant coaches Jeff Hornacek and Will Weaver will not return to the Rockets for the 2022-23 season.
Hornacek and Weaver joined the Rockets’ coaching staff in 2020 after hiring Stephen Silas.
Hornacek’s two-year tenure was his first assistant coaching job since working with the Utah Jazz under Tyrone Corbin from 2011-2013. He served as two head coaches with the Phoenix Suns (2013-2016) and the New York Knicks (2016-2018). Hornacek’s coaching record is 161-216.
Weaver joined Silas’ team as an assistant coach after finishing runner-up as the Oklahoma City Thunder head coach, a position that was filled by Mark Dagno in 2020.
May 12 Rockets train Colorado State Guard The Houston Rockets have hosted Colorado State guard David Roddy for a pre-draft workout.
Roddy, the Mountain West Player of the Year last season, averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Rams, leading his team to the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Rhodey has yet to hire an agent, which means he can go ahead and qualify for college if he’s not ready to jump into the NBA. Roddy has until June 1 to decide whether he will remain in the draft.
May 11 NBA merger will have 76 players The NBA has released a roster of 76 prospects invited to the league’s combined game in Chicago from May 16-20 — According to athletics.
Players will have the opportunity to showcase their performance through training sessions and five-on-five sessions. Prospects who want to hear their names on draft night will also be interviewing NBA teams. The 2022 NBA Draft will be held on June 23 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
While the Houston Rockets probably don’t need to see much in terms of top prospects at this draft level, perhaps this combination will help them find a hidden gem to use with the No. 17 pick. Houston acquired this pick from the Brooklyn Nets in the James Harden trade.
May 9 MONTY wins Coach of the Year
Monty Williams was named NBA Coach of the Year for leading the Phoenix Suns to an NBA-best 64-18 record this season.
In his three seasons with the team, Williams led the Suns to a .656 winning percentage.
The Suns are currently in the middle of their second straight playoff appearance and are looking to claim their first NBA championship in franchise history.
Nikola Jokic wins second straight MVP award on May 9 As ESPN first reported, the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic has earned MVP honors for the 2021-22 season. Jokic’s MVP award was his second in two consecutive seasons. His first came during the 2021 campaign, where he led the Nuggets to a 47-25 record for the third seed in the Western Conference.
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In 2022, Jokic leads the Nuggets to a 48-34 record without his two best teammates, Jamal Murray and Michael Porter Jr. Jokic led the Nuggets to the sixth seed of the season, who will lose to the Golden State Warriors in five games. The first round of the playoffs.
Jokic is averaging a career-high 27.1 points, 13.8 rebounds and 7.9 assists in 74 games. He earned MVP honors over big men Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished second and third in voting.
Kings hire Mike Brown as head coach on May 8 Sacramento Kings hire Mike Brown as new head coach First reported by ESPNBrown, who won Coach of the Year honors with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2009, has been with the Golden State Warriors as Steve Kerr’s assistant for the past six seasons.
The Kings’ head coaching job will be the fourth time Brown has held the job as head coach.
He started his coaching career with the Cavaliers in 2005 before being dumped in 2010. Brown coached the Los Angeles Lakers for one season in 2012. After leaving, Brown returned to Cleveland for a brief season in 2014. Brown has a career head coaching record of 347-216.
May 6 Roy? “We’re excited,” Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta said of Jaylen Green. “We think he should be Rookie of the Year.”
Ignore Bill Simmons’ “F” here…
Do we agree with the Green-as-Roy argument? The league doesn’t quite agree (Toronto Raptors’ Scotty Barnes is the winner, Cleveland’s Evan Mobley and Detroit’s Cade Cunningham were runners-up)… read here.
On May 6, the rocket program was in NO. 1 The Houston Rockets have a good chance of securing a top-three pick in the May 17 NBA draft lottery. Here’s a possible plan for our Houston SI powered gang.
Magic to the NFL on May 6? NBA legend Magic Johnson is entering a slew of high-profile candidates bidding for the ownership of the Denver Broncos, according to Sportico, joining a bidding panel led by Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Josh Harris.
Also committed to owning the Broncos are John Elway, Peyton Manning and Walmart’s Rob Walton, among others.
May 6 KEMBA trades BROGDON? Malcolm Brogdon can attack and shoot from the outside. He could even upgrade New York’s defense.
What is the cost of this exchange?Here’s a suggestion that the Knicks get Brogdon in exchange for Kemba Walker, Alec Burks and first-rounder.
May 5 Cool Hand Luca, Hot Draymond The NBA announced Thursday that it has fined the Warriors’ Draymond Green $25,000 for angering fans in Memphis during their Western Conference playoff matchup on Tuesday.
The Golden State forward entered the locker room in the first quarter on Tuesday night, tore stitches in his right eye, and raised two middle fingers in response to the boos from fans. And after the game is over…
“You shush a guy with an elbow in the eye and blood on his face, and you should be intimidated,” Green said. “I’ll take the fine. I’ll show up and make up the money. It feels really good to keep them out…if they’ll be that nasty, I’ll be nasty too. I’m assuming the cheer is because They knew I would be fined. Great, I make $25 million a year. I should be fine. “
beautiful. and fined.
The NBA playoffs are physical. Just ask the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, who averaged 40 points against the Suns and went 2-0 while trying to beat Doncic, even though his rep was in a clash with the referee , but he is responsible: on the T side is Cool Hand Luka.
May 4 TYTY time Tankathon ran the latest simulation, and the Knicks selected point guard TyTy Washington from Kentucky with the 11th overall pick. Sensible? Read it here.
What did the Donovan deal look like on May 3? So what exactly does a viable trade scenario look like for Utah’s Donovan Mitchell? Most young star player deals include some combination of draft picks, young prospects or other winning pieces, depending on how much rebuilding is planned. This is what we think…
May 3: Phil is back? Phil Jackson, 76, is no longer a coach. But the former New York Knicks player’s storied career, most certainly as a head coach, qualifies him to help the Lakers find…
His relationship with Jeanie Buss, a key member of the Lakers owner’s family, might also be a good fit.
May 2 Brunson Obstacle Race If the New York Knicks want a sign-and-trade for Jalen Brunson, they’re not going to get help from the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs’ point of view is here.