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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Basketball

Tanguy Ngombo Lied About His Age on Passport, Is Really 26 Years Old

On Friday we told you about Tanguy Ngombo, a second-round pick by Portland on behalf of Minnesota, who drew some questions for possibly lying about his name and age. The player Minnesota acquired was listed as Targuy Ngombo, a 21-year-old forward from Qatar. NBA insiders were made aware of Ngombo as a draft prospect when…Read More

Sacramento Kings Really Playing Up the Jimmer Fredette Angle, as Expected

Most people figured that the team that drafted Jimmer Fredette was doing so for marketing purposes more than anything else. Alex Kennedy at HoopsWorld put it perfectly on twitter saying “When owners see Jimmer, they see a big-name player who generates interest and money. When management sees him, they see a tough transition.” Keeping that…Read More

NBA Draft Analysis and Recap of the First 14 Picks – How do they all fit?

Thursday’s NBA draft was both exhilarating and head-scratching. Some players went higher than expected (ahem, Iman Shumpert). Others fell far, to teams that never expected to grab them (Chris Singleton and the Wizards, for instance). It’s too early to tell which of these players will reach their potential and which ones will veer off the…Read More

Jimmer Fredette Signed Commitment Contract, Realizes NBA Dream

Many athletes get their inspiration from some source. Some have a chip on their shoulder from a draft snub, others do it because they learned a dogged work ethic from a parent, and some just want to go down as the greatest of all time. For new Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette, it was his…Read More

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