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Minnesota’s Martin Joins Old Miller Time In San Antonio

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Minnesota's Martin Joins Old Miller Time In San Antonio

“Congratulations”!

That’s what former Minnesota Timberwolves player Kevin Martin told his old and new teammate Andre Miller when the news landed- with maybe some professional envy-after finding out during a flight that Miller’s time with the T-Wolves had ended for a trip on the Riverwalk to the alamo of San Antonio.

‘Dre didn’t even know he was now a Spur. Such is the nature of this sports business. Perhaps he missed his connection.

Or maybe its time to board another flight, as after clearing waivers it looks like the recently released K-Mart will take his racking up numbers game to the Lone State. He may pass former Houston guard Ty Lawson too, on a Rocket flight from Texas after being cut in H-town. The associations way of still making major moves with these type of players once the much hyped, eagerly anticpated, mid-February trade deadline passes.

No need for Martin to be jealous now!

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec.11, 2015, in Denver. Denver won 111-108 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin (23) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec.11, 2015, in Denver. Denver won 111-108 in overtime. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Now he joins Andre in arrival to a clicking San Antonio team with enough Spurs to out draw and duel the three happy Steph Curry and Klay Thompson and Draymond Green Golden State Warriors. The old hand could win again. Especially with the locker room veteran prescence of Miller, who for the last decade or so has been around the top ten points in this guards game. Now pushing 40 he’ll offer guidance to players young and seasoned. He’s been in this game and this L so long that even veteran legend Tim Duncan is no longer the most senior citizen on this court.

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Now let’s talk about Kevin. Kevin Mart on this ride along too may no longer be a King, or on the throne as a budding All-Star…but he’s still top tier. And now he joins his fellow former wolf from the twins, running with a new pack the scorching scorer is set to fill it up like a petrol station attendant until these Spurs are riding off horsepower and gasoline.

The chemistry he has with his Minny co-star means these new late season additions won’t make this cohesive unit combustible. No matter how crowded Pop’s ballclub is now. Now they may have enough firepower to shoot down any gunner with these two pistols, the original big-three of Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker and the new one of big free agent signings LaMarcus Aldridge and David West and of course All-Star, reigning Defensive Player Of The Year and former Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard.

Anyone else?

All this out in the wild, but weathered West looks to spur San An back to the gold of their old but tried and tested, smart balling best. The Clint Eastwood’s of the NBA look to hang em’ high for a few banners more.

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Philadelphia 76ers’ make Marial Shayok Ottawa’s first-ever NBA draft pick

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Philadelphia 76ers Make Marial Shayok Ottawa's First Ever Nba Draft Pick

Ottawa’s Marial Shayok has achieved his ultimate dream — becoming the city’s first-ever NBA draft pick. The Philadelphia 76ers selected Shayok with the 54th-pick overall in the second-round of the 2019 NBA Draft.

The former St.Patrick’s Irish high school standout celebrated his special and emotional moment at home with family and friends.

“You did it bro, you did bro…”
“Let’s go baby! You going to Philly…”


For Shayok and his family the historic moment is a culmination of life-long sacrifices that started in South Sudan with his 6’9″ father Makor Shayok moving his wife and three-daughters to America. The elder Makor set post at Alvin Texas Community College and earned a scholarship to the Dayton Flyers, playing from 1990-1992.

Makor’s eldest, Shayok Shayok (born in Miami) and his sister Yar Shayok also followed dad’s footsteps and played NCAA basketball – Shayok going to Bradley and transferring to UMKC and Yar playing with Detroit Mercy Titans women’s program.

The family migrated to Ottawa, Canada in the mid-90’s and on July 26th, 1995 the youngest Shayok was born.

Marial left Ottawa for New Jersey’s Blair Academy after three-years with the St.Pats Irish — he originally committed to the Marquette Golden Eagles but transferred to the Virginia Cavaliers after the coach (Buzz Williams) that originally recruited him bailed on the program in 2015.

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Shayok had busy NBA draft process – showcasing his versatile skill-set to 14 NBA front offices. Here is footage of his 76ers’ work-out.

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Mardi Gras For New Orleans On Pelicans Road To Zion

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Mardi Gras For New Orleans On Pelicans Road To Zion Williamson
Duking It Out...

Zion. Zion. Zion.

Cause for celebration, or at least a premature parade in a conclusion as foregone as the Anthony Davis trade with the Lakers. The Duke KABOOM of all the all dunking Zion Lion is a YES for N.O. As with the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft live from New York City a few days before Saturday Night, Williamson is a New Orleans Pelican.

The most exciting league prospect since LeBron James may not get to play with the King’s new man after the Davis trade. But he has all the toys in the form of all the boys that would have been the future of the Lake Show (out of a lucky 13 over the last half-decade of drafts only Kyle Kuzma remains) in the young princes of soaring, scoring Brandon Ingram, true teammate Josh Hart and the alley-oops to be thrown by point man and former number 2 pick like B.I., Lonzo Ball (have you noticed that since this trade there has been little word of Zion dropping out the draft and heading back to college like Yeezus in reverse?). Not to mention Julius Randle if they can convince the big to stay and bolster their Davis-less frontcourt with the top picks of guys like Okafor. And not to forget like Jrue Holiday all the draft choices over the next few years the Pels will get. Just like the one they’ve just traded on draft night. As with the fourth pick in the 2019 Draft the Los Ange…sorry the New Orle…excuse me, the Atlanta Hawks select DeAndre Hunter.

Good will hunting. See what you could have won Lake Show?

I guess the Duke isn’t going back to college anymore.

What a way to replace Davis in a matter of days with the Thanos game changing, season of wind in a draft snap.

But like the year the King took his throne with the likes of Carmelo and the Flash of Dwyane for his first dance, the NBA Draft isn’t just about one man, Sam Bowie.

And as the Just Do It Nike campaign “from underated to undeniable” don’t write off Murray State’s Ja Morant like people did and for some reason still do (Hello Brooklyn?!) D’Angelo Russell. Replacing veteran the Grizz grit legend of Mike Conley Jr. traded to Utah, Morant will bring that grind. Rolling, expect Ja to rule Memphis like another King with the rock.

Now the New York Knicks may have wanted to make Zion their new King, but the lottery that New York didn’t win weeks ago already said balls to all that. But judging from the reaction of ‘BlackKklansman’ director Spike Lee with the big three pick, the Mecca made the right choice with the franchises new face of Madison Square Garden and Big Apple in another Duke standout in R.J. Barrett, for their post Porzingis and ‘Melo era. It almost looked on the cards, or in the bag like his shot on the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show. Where he bucketed a Knicks mannequin head (don’t ask) after trying the cap it wore on first to which Jimmy replied after he nailed it, “it must be the Knicks”!

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Darius Garland completed the top five for the Cleveland Cavaliers still searching for that new Land owner after the King took his talents to Hollywood. The Timberwolves got the sixth of Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver after a trade with the Suns that will soon be as official as the AD one. Whilst coming in seventh and eighth, the Bulls got Coby White and the Pelicans after a trade with Atlanta further their Lake Showtime future with two top tens and Texas’ blocking and dunking with a Texan name straight out of ‘A Star Is Born’, Jaxson Hayes.

Big in Japan. History was made last night in a draft that was already one for the record books as straight out of Gonzaga and now a Wizard like Harry in Washington D.C., Rui Hachimura became the first ever Japanese player to be drafted in the first round with the ninth. But don’t sleep on last year’s rookie out of Memphis, Yuta Watanabe who still has all the tools to be the future next to Morant.

But in one of the best drafts in recent years in a class of its own, there was so much talent to choose from in this pool that there was always bound to be players that missed the top ten cut, way below their deserved position. But just making it to the first block, Duke’s Cam Reddish taken at ten by the Hawks (who also have their talons in two top tens for their Trae Young lead future) still seems like a sleeper. This Laker fan who when we originally held the fourth wanted us to go with Cam or Manute’s son Bol Bol (second round slide? Really? This guy with the spiders’ web suit has the length and versatility to be a game changer). But just wait until this fire under him proves everyone (or at least nine or so other teams) wrong this killa season.

This draft is so Method Man abyss deep that it won’t just be the Pelicans who fly this season in Crescent City. With so much uncertainty this free agency at least some teams that hit the lottery have just the ticket punched for the future of their franchises with what the draft blew in.

But reaching the mount with Zion at number one is a gift from the Basketball God’s.

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