The news has been just a tad bit filled with trades in the NBA. A super team forming in LA with Anthony Davis joining LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, resulting in a mass exodus (including Lonzo Ball)? The Golden State Warriors losing superstar Kevin Durant and icon Andre Iguodala to pick up D’Angelo Russell? A SoCal super-ier superteam as Kawhi Leonard and Paul George become Los Angeles Clippers? That’s all cool, I guess, but what’s going on with our former California Golden Bears?
For starters, Justin Cobbs is happy to remind the NBA that he’s ready to go if anyone’s smart enough to give him a shot.
IF ANYBODY NEED A PG .... I’m a free agent . Spread the word— Justin Cobbs (@JCobbs1) July 2, 2019
Two Bears have stayed put thus far. Ivan Rabb is still with the Memphis Grizzlies and their affiliated team in the G-League, the Memphis Hustle. Currently playing in their Summer League, Beale Street Bears believes this may be a bad omen that the Grizzlies may be looking to move on from the 35th pick.
Jaylen Brown is thriving with the Boston Celtics and the city of Boston. ESPN’s Zach Lowe named Brown one of the winners of this insane week of NBA news as Brown “can reasonably warn their teams: ‘If you don’t give me what I want now and I have a big year, watch out next summer.’” Ricky Doyle of NESN believes that if Brown continues to grow, he could earn “a significant raise” and that while trading Brown is an option, the Celtics seem to be building with Brown as a core member of their corps. On the flipside, Sports Illustrated proposes that Brown (and teammate Gordon Hayward) could be traded for Russell Westbrook. Regardless, Brown is making the most of his time in Boston with a newly-announced MIT fellowship to “bring new perspectives and ideas to the [MIT Media L]ab’s work” and fix the American school system.
In unfortunate news, it was announced on Saturday that the Miami Heat decided to waive journeyman Ryan Anderson, who spent the past season with the Heat and the Phoenix Suns.
Allen Crabbe was traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks with ATL All Day believing that he can “provide some value” to the team despite criticizing his contract.
Unfortunately, the Clippers announced they would waive Tyrone Wallace; while this news was probably overshadowed by many in the wake of the Kawhi and George acquisitions, it did not go unnoticed by Cal fans. Fortunately, Wallace has been claimed by the Minnesota Timberwolves; Canis Hoopus believes that Wallace—despite not being the shooter they need—can help fill other deficiencies.