Best four days of the year. Yep. They’re here. And while you watch Doug McDermott, Victor Oladipo, Kendall Williams, Baye Moussa Keita and friends this weekend, you will be tempted to bat around their NBA prospects.
After spending half of a season in Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Malcolm Thomas managed to turn a one game stint in the D-League into a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.
After scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds in his only appearance for the Los Angeles D-Fenders, Thomas was able to convince the Warriors brass he was worth a closer look.
I have been watching his career take a dip this season in Israel, and I can tell you Thomas is a very athletic big man with a high motor.
Andrei Kirilenko and Nenad Krstic descended upon Moscow last October to steal the headlines and recede the hairlines, and CSKA made it all the way to the Euroleague finals. Afterwards, Krstic stayed put, but it’s Viktor Khryapa’s sensational year that’s rendered AK47′s presence in Minneapolis a non-factor in the Russian capital.
Olympiacos has filed an official petition with the Euroleague to nullify Montepaschi Siena’s 74-72 win on Friday. Bobby Brown’s game-winning lay-up with 1.7 seconds left wouldn’t have counted, says the Greek club, if the clock hadn’t been stuck at 10 seconds for several ticks with the game tied at 72.