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NBA: Clippers, Chris Paul agree on five-year, $107 million deal

first_imgThe tweet was short, but to the point.“I’M IN!!! #CLIPPERNATION.” From Chris Paul’s keyboard to the Clippers’ ears, what had been widely anticipated appears to be true as the All-Star point guard is headed toward signing a five-year, $107 million contract to return to the team.The free agent was wooed by coach Doc Rivers on Sunday night and made the Twitter announcement on Monday. Per NBA rules, deals can be struck but not officially signed until July 10.Paul, the pillar of the foundation on the floor and in the locker room, now stands as a beacon for other free agents glancing in the Clippers’ direction. That also began in earnest as the free agency chase opened after 9 p.m. PDT on Sunday. For the Clippers, the chase means putting the right pieces around Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan.In order to get the shooting help the Clippers covet, they could turn to JJ Redick of Milwaukee and O.J. Mayo of Dallas. Both are free agents, but both of their clubs can offer better deals than the Clippers could, so a sign-and-trade scenario might have to happen in each instance.Mayo, a former USC star, averaged 15.3 points and 4.4 assists last season. Redick averaged 14.4 points.Another guard the Clippers could seek is Memphis’ Tony Allen, a tenacious defender who could help the Clippers guard the outside shot and provide occasional scoring punch, as they discovered during their first-round playoff defeat.If the Clippers do agree to a trade, it’s apparent that backup point guard Eric Bledsoe would be the one to be shipped. Bledsoe showed flashes of brilliance both as a backup to Paul and as a starter when Paul was out because of injury, and could be ready to take over as a starter for another franchise. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Still on his rookie contract, Bledsoe is slated to make $2.6 million next season and be eligible for a qualifying offer after the 2014-15 season. The Clippers would have to weigh his value in that regard as a backup point guard or as a player who could be dealt for a commodity of higher value.When Paul signs, the Clippers will have 10 players under contract, meaning they have a busy summer, much like last year when they were still pulling players in until the virtual eve of training camp.Including Paul, the Clippers have only Griffin, Jordan and Jamal Crawford locked up through next season. They also have to decide if they will exercise their options on DaJuan Summers and Maalik Wayns for next season. JOE ROBBINS — GETTY IMAGES Chris Paul wasted no time in telling the Clippers he wants to continue his NBA career in Los Angeles, where he’ll join Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan to form a solid nucleus in hopes of turning the team into a championship contender.last_img read more

Amel Tuka achieved great Results at the beginning of Season

first_imgAmel Tuka, BH best athlete, at the athlete’s rally in Padova ran the first race in the season.Namely, 400m race, he ran in the time of 47.29, which is the top result of the opening of the new season. For comparisons, the personal Tuka’s record at 400 meters is 47.14, and at this time it also fulfilled the 400 meter standard for Hall European Championship, which will be held this year.The standard amounted to 47.40 and Tuka had a problem with 47.29. However, in spite of the achieved standard, Amel will not participate in the EP in this discipline, given that the 800-meter race is his priority and wants to confirm his quality this year, and the 47.29 will certainly give confidence in the continuation of the year.“I really did not expect this result. And I’m surprised, especially because there are a lot of effort and difficult preparations behind me in Portugal.Coach and I are satisfied with the run, which gives us the incentive to do even better and stronger, in order to achieve all the set goals ahead of this season, which will be very long,” said Amel Tuka, who will participate in athletic rally on February 2nd in France in the 800-meter discipline, News Agency Partia reports.last_img read more

Man accused of stealing from friend on bail

first_imgChief Magistrate Ann McLennan released Glendon Moses of Dazzle Scheme, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on bail when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for stealing from his male friend.Glendon MosesThe 32-year-old miner denied that on December 29, 2019 at Status Hotel, Georgetown, he stole one phone valued $180,000, a phone charger valued $10,000, $180,000 and a hand sanitiser valued $500, property of Hollister Hooper.Prosecutor David Goodman informed the court that the duo checked into the hotel for three days. However, Hooper left with a friend and the articles were left in the room.According to the Prosecutor, when Hooper returned, he was informed by the receptionist that Moses had checked out of the hotel. He nonetheless went to the room and the items were all missing. As such, the matter was reported.The Prosecutor stated that Moses was seeking refuge at City Hall after a group of men attacked him, but was subsequently arrested when a search was conducted and the items found in his possession. Moses was released on $15,000 bail. The case will continue on January 28, 2019.last_img read more