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Rockets eye Butler deal with Sixers

  NEW YORK, USA – NBA scoring champion James Harden and playmaker Chris Paul would have Philadelphia star Jimmy Butler as a new teammate if the Houston Rockets get their way, ESPN reported Wednesday, June 26. Unnamed league sources told the US-based telecaster that the Rockets want Butler to push the 76ers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News6 hr. 2 min. ago Related News

Rockets eye NBA deal for Butler with Sixers

Unnamed league sources told the US-based telecaster that the Rockets want Butler to push the 76ers for a sign-and-trade deal that would let the All-Star forward move to Houston. #NBA.....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: News8 hr. 3 min. ago Related News

Jimmy Alapag begins Sacramento Kings NBA Summer League coaching stint

According to a report by ESPN, Alapag was invited to coach the Kings by the team's General Manager and former NBA player Vlade Divac......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJun 26th, 2019Related News

NEXT IN LINE? Yeng Guiao sees Kiefer Ravena as a successor to elite Filipino point guards

The Philippine Men’s National Basketball Program has seen a number of elite playmakers during its time, and in recent memory and in recent memory, the likes of Jimmy Alapag and Jayson Castro are top of mind. Alapag helped lead the Philippines to their first FIBA World Cup berth in 2014, and starred in a number of big-time moments for the tri-colors Like Alapag, Castro has also excelled in international play and is widely regarded as Asia’s Best Point Guard. But as the Philippines gears up for another FIBA World Cup appearance this year, the program has seemingly lost the services of their chief playmaker, with Castro begging off from National Team duty to focus on his family. With the 2019 FIBA World Cup just around the corner, Gilas is now searching for their next floor general, and while Castro and his presence is undeniably irreplaceable, head coach Yeng Guiao believes that there is enough new blood that can help fill the void. “Wide open yan talaga, they have to earn that spot,” Guiao told ABS-CBN Sports, referring to Gilas' starting point guard spot.  While there is indeed a talented crop of point guards in the Philippines, Guiao has pinpointed Kiefer Ravena as a strong candidate, but maintains that it is still something that he needs to earn. “Although of course, Kiefer is a high likelihood that he’s going to be in the regular team, earning the number one spot is a different case. He has to fight it out with Paul, with Mark Barocca, even with the new guys, hindi natin alam kung ano ipapakita niyan.” Ravena rejoined National Team practice Monday evening after sitting out for nearly a year and a half due to a FIBA-imposed suspension. The suspension will be lifted on August 24th, a week before the start of the FIBA tournament. Guiao is confident that Ravena and the other Gilas hopefuls can step into the role that Castro has given up. “Tapos na ng suspension niya by August 24 eh, so ang calculation ko is yung spot ni Jayson, as much as we will miss him, as much as he has contributed a lot to the cause of the National Team, these are able guys, Kiefer particularly, who will show their true worth in the absence of Jayson. Kahit na malaki yung void na naiwan, I think these young guards coming in, especially Kiefer, are going to be able to fill it out.” The veteran mentor even believes that Ravena has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of other elite Filipino point guards such as Alapag, Castro and the ones that have come before. “For sure. I have no doubt, he is going to be the successor to those guys.” “Number one, he is smart. He has a very high basketball IQ. Number two, he has leadership qualities, yung nakikinig sa kanya yung mga kasama niya, as young as he is, he is relatively young, nakikinig sa kanya pati yung mga beterano. Number three, he has the physical tools,” Guiao explained. “I would have wanted him to be two or three inches taller, pero kahit na hindi, I think he has the tools to play that position as well, and I think he is as big or a littler taller than Jayson, so wala tayong problema sa physical tools niya.“ Apart from missing Ravena’s services in the National Team, Guiao has also missed the former UAAP champion and MVP’s services in the professional ranks with the NLEX Road Warriors. Having Ravena back on the floor, even just for practice for now, Guiao says, is definitely a welcome sight. “I saw him play, this is what we’re missing in NLEX. This is what we’re missing in the National Team. He could have played side-by-side with Jayson actually kung available siya. Nung nakita ko siya now, after not playing for one-and-a-half years, and he’s still this good, can you imagine kung naka-laro lang siya? Gumaling pa sana siya.” Ravena will be back with NLEX for the PBA's third conference, the Governor's Cup later this year. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 25th, 2019Related News

The ten most intriguing NBA free agents for 2019

By John Schuhmann, NBA.com We knew that the postseason would affect free agency. But the idea was that the success or failure of certain teams would affect what their free agents' thoughts about staying or leaving. Unfortunately, the last two games of The Finals brought devastating injuries to two of the three most coveted free agents on the market. Kevin Durant, arguably the best player in the world, tore his Achilles in Game 5, just 12 minutes into his return from a calf injury. And Klay Thompson tore his ACL in Game 6. The two injuries will certainly have repercussions beyond the two players and the Golden State Warriors. Maybe they already have. With the Western Conference seemingly wide open next season, the Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly made a deal for Anthony Davis, sending a bevy of young players and future picks to New Orleans so they can team the 26-year-old star with 34-year-old LeBron James ... and maybe another star added in free agency. As always, the free agent market and the trade market are tied together. The pending Davis trade could affect the decisions of players and teams come July 1. And if teams miss out on the free agents they're seeking, they could always fill their cap space by making a trade. With all that in mind, the players listed below aren't necessarily the 10 best free agents (or potential free agents). They're the 10 (actually 12) most interesting in regard to where they're going and what kind of contract they get. For players to be on this list, there needs to be some intrigue regarding their (and/or their team's) decision this summer. That's why Thompson isn't included. 1. Kawhi Leonard, Toronto (Player option) Whether he leaves or not, trading for Leonard last summer was well worth it for the Raptors, who won their first championship, with Leonard averaging 30.5 points per game in the postseason. The Raptors' "load management" program (which limited Leonard to just 60 games in the regular season) clearly worked, and director of sports science Alex McKechnie should be seen as a major asset in the quest to keep Leonard in Toronto. There should be a "run-it-back" sentiment for the new champs, with Danny Green also a free agent and Marc Gasol holding a player option this summer. A short-term deal would make sense, unless Leonard is looking for long-term security, having missed almost all of the 2017-18 season with a leg injury. It's all up to Leonard, maybe the toughest player in the league to read. If he takes his two-way talent elsewhere, the Raptors may have to go in a new direction. Number to know: In the postseason, Leonard had a true shooting percentage of 69.1 percent, the highest mark for a player that averaged at least 30 points per game in the playoffs and won the championship. 2. Kevin Durant, Golden State (Player option) Durant's torn Achilles probably won't scare any team, including the Warriors, from paying him as much as possible. As deep and talented as this free agent class is, the top two guys on this list are in a class by themselves. Rumors have long had Durant ready to leave Golden State and even with his injury, he seems more likely than Thompson to find a new home. But an ESPN report had Thompson's father talking about "unfinished business" after overhearing a conversation between the two injured Warriors. Durant could always put free agency off for a year by exercising his player option and remaining on the Warriors' payroll through his rehab. Number to know: Durant was the first player in NBA history to average 30 points per game in at least 10 playoff games while shooting at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free throw line. 3. Kyrie Irving, Boston The disappointment of the Celtics' season, along with Irving's questionable leadership with a group that underachieved, has taken some of the shine off his star. Irving's injury history also must be taken into consideration. But talent is the most important thing in this league and Irving is one of its most talented players. He's still just 27-years-old and he can still get buckets when buckets are needed. A return to Boston appears far less likely than it did six months ago (especially with Davis being traded elsewhere) and there have been a lot of signals that Irving is bound for Brooklyn. Number to know: In the regular season, Irving had an effective field goal percentage of 56.1 percent with the score within five points in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter or overtime, the second-best mark among player with at least 50 clutch field goal attempts. 4. Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris, Philadelphia The Sixers lost to the eventual NBA champions on a Game 7 buzzer-beater that bounced on the rim four times before falling through. They're right there. But their starting lineup, which outscored its opponents by more than 21 points per 100 possessions in 334 total minutes (regular season and playoffs), includes three free agents. In regard to future assets, the Sixers didn't give up as much for Butler as they did for Harris. And of course, Butler has more baggage in regard to accepting his role. But, with his defense and his ability to get his own shot, he's is the most important of the three. Harris struggled a bit in the conference semifinals against Toronto and is the least important of the Sixers' three free-agent starters; J.J. Redick's shooting was clearly more critical in the postseason. But Harris isn't easily replaceable and he appears to be the most likely to leave, with a lot of teams looking for versatile forwards. Number to know: In the regular season, Harris shot 41.3 percent on pull-up three-pointers, the second-best mark among 69 players who attempted at least 100. 5. Kemba Walker, Charlotte Walker has expressed some level of loyalty to the Hornets. But immediately after the Davis trade was agreed to, there was a report that Walker would be a "top target" of the Lakers with their cap space. Walker would be an ideal offensive complement to James and Davis, in that he can play off the ball (though he shot less than 35 percent on catch-and-shoot three-pointers last season) and take some of the playmaking burden off of James' shoulders. The Hornets, meanwhile, would likely have a tough time upgrading their roster around Walker, with Nicolas Batum, Bismack Biyombo, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller all under contract next season for a total of $85 million. Number to know: Walker led the league with 126 field goal attempts with the score within five points in the last five minutes. That was 43 percent of the Hornets' total (295). His effective field goal percentage on those shots (49.6 percent) ranked 15th among 45 players with at least 50 clutch field goal attempts. 6. D'Angelo Russell, Brooklyn (Restricted) A finalist for the Most Improved award, Russell took a big step forward this season, both in regard to his production and his maturity. He earned himself an All-Star appearance and helped the Nets reach the playoffs with a 14-win increase from last season. He's only 23-years-old and is one of the league's most flammable shooters. But because he doesn't get to the basket or the free throw line very often, Russell is neither all that efficient (his true shooting percentage of 53.3 percent ranked 66th among 94 guards with at least 500 field goal attempts) nor consistent, and he struggled (shooting 36 percent) in Brooklyn's first-round loss to Philadelphia. If the Nets are targeting another ball-handler in free agency (with Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie already under contract), they'll probably let Russell head elsewhere. Number to know: In the regular season, Russell ranked second with 11.4 pick-and-roll ball-handler possessions per game. He scored 0.89 points per possession as a pick-and-roll ball-handler, the 26th best mark among 44 players that averaged at least five ball-handler possessions. 7. DeMarcus Cousins and Kevon Looney, Golden State Cousins hadn't made it back to 100 percent from his Achilles tear before he suffered a torn quad in his second career playoff game. He made it back for The Finals from that injury and showed flashes of his old self with 14 important points in the Warriors' Game 5 win and a big bucket in the final minute of Game 6. But he also struggled on both ends of the floor at times, and the Warriors were outscored with him on the floor in seven of his eight playoff games. Now he goes back on the free agent market with teams still not sure of what they're getting. Looney is an unrestricted free agent at 23-years-old, and he was the Warriors' most important center this season. The Western Conference champs have Looney's Bird rights, but they could also be spending a lot of money to retain Durant and Thompson (and possibly extend Draymond Green). Another team might have a larger role and more money for an improving young big. Number to know: In the regular season, the Warriors' lineup of Curry, Thompson, Durant, Green and Looney scored 121.5 points per 100 possessions and outscored opponents by 18.7 per 100. Those were the best marks for points scored and point differential per 100 possessions among 40 league-wide lineups that played at least 200 minutes together. 8. Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee (Restricted) The Milwaukee Bucks were the best team in the league through the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals. But, with four of their top eight players being free agents (or potential free agents) this summer, they have a lot of work to do if they want to keep Giannis Antetokounmpo surrounded by players who can get it done on both ends of the floor. Brogdon, Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez are the three key pieces. They're all due a pay raise and they all belong on this list. Brogdon is the restricted free agent, but he's also the youngest of the three (he'll be 27 in December) and the one that could be projected into a larger role on another team. Number to know: Brogdon shot 47.5 percent on catch-and-shoot three-pointers, the third-best mark among 223 players who attempted at least 100. 9. Julius Randle, New Orleans (Player option) After five years in the league, Randle is still just 24-years-old. So he's not necessarily a bad fit for David Griffin's plans for the future in New Orleans. But the Pelicans might not be ready to commit the money Randle is seeking (should he opt out of the final year of his contract) after averaging a career-high 21.4 points per game. Defense remains an issue, but Randle has expanded his offensive skill set; he was a respectable 34.4 percent from three-point range this season, taking 18 percent of his shots from beyond the arc (up from six percent over his three previous full seasons). Number to know: Randle averaged 13.2 points in the paint per game, seventh most in the league, and he made more three-pointers (67) than all but one of the six players in front of him. 10. Ricky Rubio, Utah According to Rubio himself, he's not Utah's top priority in free agency. He remains a good defender and one of the league's best passers, but the Jazz need to get more potent offensively if they're going to take the next step. At 31.1 percent, Rubio ranked 153rd in three-point percentage among 163 players with at least 200 attempts. There could be as many as 10 teams (not including the Jazz) in need of a starting point guard this summer, and Rubio could have more value on a team more in need of a distributor. Number to know: The Jazz were 5.8 points per 100 possessions better offensively with both Rubio and Donovan Mitchell on the floor (scoring 110.4 per 100) than they were with Mitchell on the floor without Rubio (104.6). John Schuhmann is a senior stats analyst for NBA.com. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 17th, 2019Related News

SMB’s Alapag honored to rep country in NBA Summer League with Kings

Jimmy Alapag is going all in on this whole coaching thing. Alapag currently serves as head coach of San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas in the ABL and is also an assistant for San Miguel Beer in the PBA. Soon, coach Jimmy will take his act to the NBA. NBA Summer League that is. Alapag is set to join the staff of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings for the 2019 Summer League in Las Vegas. “As a coach, it’s important to continue to grow and learn,” Alapag said of his golden opportunity in an Instagram post. Coach Jimmy got the invite from Hall of Famer Vlade Divac, who is Sacramento’s President of  Basketball Operations as well as the Chairman of the FIBA Players’ Commission in which Alapag is a part of. The two got in touch and Alapag took the offer easily. “So thankful to Vlade Divac and the Sacramento Kings to join their Summer League staff this year,” Alapag said. “Looking forward to the experience [and] always an honor to represent Philippine basketball,” he added.   —   Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 15th, 2019Related News

Jimmy Bondoc tinawag na langaw, epal: Nakakahiya ka, sana matanggal ka na!!!

STARLET singer of intergalactic proportion Jimmy Bondoc found himself happiest when he reacted to news report that the House of Representative freezes ABS-CBN franchise renewal. Ang haba ng aria ni Jimmy, feeling relevant. Kung anu-ano ang ipinupuntos niya, all the more showing to all and sundry that he doesn’t have anything in between his ears […] The post Jimmy Bondoc tinawag na langaw, epal: Nakakahiya ka, sana matanggal ka na!!! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 14th, 2019Related News

Hugot ni Jimmy Bondoc sa ‘franchise’ issue ng ABS-CBN: Ayaw natin may mawalab ng trabaho, pero…

ISANG napakahabang mensahe ang ipinost ng singer na si Jimmy Bondoc sa Facebook matapos harangin ng House of Representatives ang panukalang batas para mapalawig ang legislative franchise ng ABS-CBN Network. Isang artwork ang ibinahagi ng Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility Group ng Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) sa Facebook tungkol sa pagkaka-freeze ng […] The post Hugot ni Jimmy Bondoc sa ‘franchise’ issue ng ABS-CBN: Ayaw natin may mawalab ng trabaho, pero… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 12th, 2019Related News

Jimmy Bondoc, nilinaw ang pahayag laban sa biggest TV network

SMNINEWS MULING nagsalita ang dating singer at ngayo’y PAGCOR vice president for corporate social responsibility group na si Jimmy Bondoc upang linawin ang kaniyang naging pahayag laban sa umano’y “biggest TV network.” Giit ng singer, wala naman siyang binanggit na anumang pangalan ng network. Aniya wala siyang intensyon gumawa ng gulo dahil hindi naman siya […] The post Jimmy Bondoc, nilinaw ang pahayag laban sa biggest TV network appeared first on PINAS......»»

Source: Pinasglobal PinasglobalCategory: NewsJun 10th, 2019Related News

A week before deadline, only one candidate submits SOCE in Mandaue City 

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Only one candidate in Mandaue City has filed his Statement of Contributions and Expenditures before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as of Thursday, June 6, 2019. So far, only City Councilor-elect Jimmy Lumapas has submitted his SOCE. The Comelec office in Mandaue City received Lumapas’ SOCE at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, […] The post A week before deadline, only one candidate submits SOCE in Mandaue City  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 6th, 2019Related News

PBA: Phoenix slowly becoming Pogoy’s favorite opponent

Phoenix and Ynares Antipolo might as well be RR Pogoy’s favorite opponent and venue, respectively. In two games against the Fuel Masters this season, Pogoy has recorded incredible scoring performances. During a Philippine Cup loss in January in Antipolo, Pogoy scored a career-high 30 against the Fuel Masters. In the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, now a TNT win, Pogoy set a new personal best, scoring 31 points. He also drilled eight triples, becoming only the fourth TNT player to accomplish such feat after team legends Jimmy Alapag, Larry Fonacier, and Jayson Castro. “Anong masasabi ko? Siguro swerte ako pag dito ang laro at Phoenix ang kalaban,” Pogoy said. “Kasi last career-high ko sila rin kalaban eh, dito din eh, siguro grace ni God talaga,” he added. Sunday’s game against Phoenix was heated, with the first of many incidents starting less than three minutes in. That fiery start only helped Pogoy and the rest of the KaTropa. “Ginanahan ako nung madami nang thrown-out,” he said. “Lalo na yung coach namin, thrown-out. Kaya ginanahan kami maglaro para sa kanila,” Pogoy added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 3rd, 2019Related News

Showbiz career ni Jimmy Bondoc mas mauuna pang ‘mamatay’ dahil sa pangnenega sa ABS-CBN

PRIOR to his transfer to ABS-CBN, Boy Abunda had worked with GMA for some time. The King of Talk’s last program was Startalk alongside Kris Aquino and Lolit Solis. But before its birth in 1995, Kuya Boy hosted the late night program Show And Tell. Towards 2000 ay nakalipat na si Kuya Boy sa Kapamilya […] The post Showbiz career ni Jimmy Bondoc mas mauuna pang ‘mamatay’ dahil sa pangnenega sa ABS-CBN appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJun 1st, 2019Related News

Kalat na: Jimmy Bondoc ginawang ‘attack dog’, inutusang kumahol kontra ABS-CBN

Maraming naniniwala na hindi ganyan magiging katapang si Jimmy Bondoc kung walang basbas ng malalaking tao sa kanyang paligid. Paniwala ng iba ay may go signal ang pagdaldal ng one-hit-wonder na singer. Ang tawag sa ganu’n ay attack dog. Nangyayari talaga ang ganu’n, may iniuumang na tao ang mga ayaw lumantad para ‘yun ang kumahol […] The post Kalat na: Jimmy Bondoc ginawang ‘attack dog’, inutusang kumahol kontra ABS-CBN appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 30th, 2019Related News

Jimmy Bondoc, humingi ng dispensa kay Angel Locsin

NAG-APOLOGIZE at humingi na ng dispensa ang singer na si Jimmy Bondoc sa Kapamilya actress na si Angel Locsin pagkatapos nilang magkaroon ng engkuwentro sa social media nitong mga nagdaang araw. Si Jimmy ay kasalukuyang … Read More The post Jimmy Bondoc, humingi ng dispensa kay Angel Locsin appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Source: Pinoyparazzi PinoyparazziCategory: NewsMay 29th, 2019Related News

Jimmy Bondoc suko na kay Angel: Kawawa ako napakasikat n’yo, wala akong laban…

SINGER Jimmy Bondoc seems to have waved his white flag signaling na suko na siya kay Angel Locsin. In a recent interview with talunang si Mocha Something ay nag-apologize si Jimmy sa The General’s Daughter lead actress. “Una sa lahat, buong-buo po ang respeto ko sa inyo bilang babae, bilang kapwa entertainer. “Ayoko kasi ng […] The post Jimmy Bondoc suko na kay Angel: Kawawa ako napakasikat n’yo, wala akong laban… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2019Related News

Kapuso stars support Kapamilya network amid Jimmy Bondoc controversy

In the middle of the controversy involving singer Jimmy Bondoc’s Facebook post that said he is excited to see “the biggest TV network close down,” even celebrities working outside of the Kapamilya network gave their support to ABS-CBN for celebrating 65 years in the industry......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2019Related News

Lawaan III councilor takes place of slain barangay captain Bartelic

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Barangay Councilor Regie Marababol took his oath of office this morning, May 28, as the new Lawaan III barangay captain to replace slain barangay captain Jimmy Bartelic. Talisay City Mayor Eduardo Gullas administered the oath of Marababol, who is the barangay’s number one councilor. The oath-taking ceremony was held two days […] The post Lawaan III councilor takes place of slain barangay captain Bartelic appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 28th, 2019Related News

Excitement ni Jimmy, sinalag ni Angel

ANO kaya ang pinagmulan ng galit o nag-trigger kay Jimmy Bondoc para mag-post siya ng tungkol sa isang malaking TV network na gusto niyang mapasara na.  Hindi tinukoy ng singer kung anong estasyon ito pero halatang ang ABS-CBN ang pinatutungkulan niya. Base sa post ng singer, “I am so excited to see the biggest TV network close down. This ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesMay 27th, 2019Related News

Gary V gustong makaharap si Jimmy Bondoc

Nagbigay ng pahayag niya ang Mr. Pure Energy na si Gary Valenciano kaugnay ng isyu sa pagitan nina Jimmy Bondoc at ABS-CBN.The post Gary V gustong makaharap si Jimmy Bondoc appeared first on Abante News Online......»»

Source: Abante AbanteCategory: NewsMay 27th, 2019Related News

Filipino writer answers Jimmy Bondoc s rants against media network - Interaksyon

Filipino writer answers Jimmy Bondocs rants against media network InterAksyon A Filipino writer called out veteran singer Jimmy Bondoc in an open letter following his rants against the artists of ABS.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsMay 25th, 2019Related News