I dunno, I like Oubre. Short contract but the value seems right. He seemed to play much better in Phoenix. Wasn't he at one point considered the top prospect in basketball coming out of high school or something?
All in all, not the best offseason for Mark Cuban. Also Vivek must really really hate leakers.
Sources said Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive expressed concern that information about the vote to allow coaches' challenges was being reported while the meeting was still in session. Cuban immediately admitted that he leaked the information, sources said.
Good move for him. I expected his next destination would be the EL. They play more half court style ball in those leagues. I think Ekpe Udoh was the best statistical player on Bogdans team the year before they came over. Kosta should do very well.
Overall it isn’t but Yogi would be good for a significant offensive output every few games whereas Frank wasn’t contributing offensively. His outside shot disappeared and he had a ridiculous habit of driving into traffic and getting stuffed. Fact is, Frank had the first month or two opportunity to solidify his place without Yogi playing himself out of the rotation and he didn’t put together any string of good games plus Yogi deserved the oppurtunity since he hadn’t gotten one to that point. It turned out Yogi could have a hot night and Yogi flows better and is a good off the ball option. Better fit.
Mason was noticeably slower and more of a square peg on last year’s Kings. He’s a guy that likes to take 5-8 seconds to dribble at the top of the key and make a drive to the basket. Not calling him a black hole since he’s a point guard and that’s his job but it’s not really what the Kings want as a backup point.
I did like him better defensively than Yogi, not that I felt Yogi is terrible in that regard but Mason had some impressive defensive sequences last season. Especially on Mike Conley in one game vs Memphis.
So Anthony Davis, James Harden, Bradley Beal, Eric Gordon, CJ McCollum, Tobias Harris and Zion Williamson have all withdrawn from the FIBA World Championships... Isn't this the sort of stuff that ended up leading to Indianapolis and Athens?