Paul George to the Lakers is not guaranteed.

Though George has expressed interest to play for his hometown Lakers on several occasions, The New York Times reports George would strongly consider a two-year deal with the Thunder that includes a player option after the first year.

More than one rival team has suggested to me that they expect George to strongly consider a two-year deal with the Thunder at $30.3 million next season and $32.7 million in 2019-20 that includes a player option to return to free agency next summer, Marc Stein of The Times said in his weekly newsletter.

Young is an excellent prospect in his own right, but there’s significantly more risk associated with him due to his poor defense than there is with Doncic. The 2019 pick will be a solid asset for the Hawks, to be sure, as well. Still, next year’s draft class looks to be significantly weaker than this one, especially outside of the top five.

Dallas will now go about building Doncic into its rotation. His fit next to Dennis Smith Jr. shouldn’t be a concern. The 19-year-old has excelled playing next to another ball handler in the past with the Slovenian national team and Real Madrid.

The Mavericks found some nice value in the second round with Jalen Brunson and Ray Spalding, in particular, but their 2018 draft night will be defined by the decision to move up and snag the best player on the board.

Obviously, I’m not going to go out there if I don’t feel 100 percent, said Ray, a first-time All-Star in 2017.

There is a constant line of communication between me and Torey (manager Lovullo). He was open with me. He wanted me to make another rehab start. I made it clear that I felt like I was ready. It felt good to be back on the mound and to be good to put up some zeroes for this team and help us win.

Both Arizona and St. Louis enter the series after being swept, the Diamondbacks losing three to NL West rival San Francisco and the Cardinals dropping three to NL East-leading Atlanta.

That was only a slight hiccup for the Diamondbacks, whose 19 victories in Cheap Jerseys Wholesale June tied for the most in the majors. They led the majors with 11 triples and were second in runs in Cheap Jerseys USA Soccer the month. Starting pitchers had 15 victories, also the most in the majors, capped by wins Cheap Jerseys UK by Ray and Zack Greinke in the final two games of a four-game series in Miami early last week.

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