Good morning. Let's basketball.
We'll run quickly through NBA Draft leftovers this morning.
REPORT CARD: Here are Tyler Lashbrook's grades.
QUICK RECAP: The draft in 60 seconds.
REPEAT TRACK: I wrote that by picking two lottery guys who won't play this year, Philly is making its rebuild turn sadistic. Speaking of which, the Sixers seemed to indicate Joel Embiid (recovering from a stress fracture in his foot) won't play in 2014-15.
AHEAD TO 2015: Here's Ricky O'Donnell's 2015 mock. Emmanuel Mudiay, headed to SMU, leads the way.
WE HAVE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS: The league could move the NBA Draft to July, which seems reasonable considering it happened 10 days after the season ended. But the NBA is also looking at adding an awards show, a la the NHL. No, gracias.
MORE Z-BO: The Grizzlies cut a two-year, $20 million deal with Zach Randolph. It'll go into effect after the 2014-15 season, as Z-Bo opted in for $16.5 million. Randolph is 32.
MELODRAMA II: The Knicks are increasingly optimistic they can keep Carmelo Anthony and add Pau Gasol. Personally, I credit the Raymond Felton trade.
FROM CAMEROON TO THE SIXERS: Cool feature on Joel Embiid from Grantland.
MORE OLD MAN GAME: The Wizards are picking up Andre Miller's option.
FREE RONDO: The Boston Herald reports the Celtics plan to keep Rajon Rondo in the immediate term as they attempt to find a star to pair with him or at the very least repair his value.
CAPELA VS. CAP ROOM: French prospect Clint Capela wants to join the Rockets immediately. The Rockets may be interesting in stashing him instead.
Happy Saturday. See you on Monday.