Lawson won the duel for the Kings' 15th roster spot and is expected to open the season as the stand-in point guard for suspended Sacramento starter Darren Collison, despite the fact that Lawson showed up late for one morning shootaround and missed a team flight the following day earlier this month.
New Kings coach Dave Joerger has been a big backer of Lawson, insisting in recent days that there is "no situation" with Lawson and repeatedly praising the veteran guard's play throughout the preseason.
Lawson was summoned to meet with club officials after he missed a team flight from Las Vegas to Kentucky for a recent exhibition game in Lexington, but Kings general manager Vlade Divac ultimately told local reporters that the team was satisfied with Lawson's explanation that a "personal issue" caused him to miss the flight....
Detroit made the moves Monday, two days before opening the season at Toronto.
Udrih is entering his 13th NBA season. He has averaged 8.5 points and 3.4 assists in his career. He played for the Heat and Memphis Grizzlies last season, averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists....
Although he's just 28, San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills has long been a source of pride for Australians.
After honing his basketball skills at the Australian Institute of Sport, he made a name for himself in the United States as a collegian at Saint Mary's. He was selected in the second round of the 2009 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and spent two seasons in the Pacific Northwest. He joined the Spurs in 2011 and won an NBA championship in his third season in San Antonio.
Now heading into his eighth NBA season, he's moving into elite company in terms of longevity, with only two Australians having played more seasons in the league -- Andrew Bogut (11 and counting) and Luc Longley (10). We recently caught up with Mills to discuss his homeland, the upcoming season, the Rio Olympics, footy and more....
Junior featherweights Luis Rosa Jr. and Ryosuke Iwasa will square off with a world title opportunity on the line Nov. 19 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, promoter Lou DiBella has announced.
The fight at 122 pounds will headline DiBella's Broadway Boxing series as Rosa (22-0, 10 KOs), from nearby New Haven, Connecticut, meets Japan's Iwasa (22-2, 14 KOs). The winner will earn a mandatory world title shot against Jonathan Guzman (22-0, 22 KOs), the Dominican power puncher who won the belt by 11th-round knockout of Shingo Wake on July 20 in Japan.
"New Haven's Luis Rosa Jr. is set for the toughest and most important challenge of his career against Iwasa," DiBella said. "The winner will become the mandatory challenger for the IBF junior featherweight world championship."...
"He showed great fight out there," said Nishikori. "I wish I could have played a better match, but have had good training sessions these past two weeks and am feeling good physically."
Both players traded routine service holds throughout most of the opening set, but Nishikori grabbed the first break of serve at 6-5 and never looked back. He stormed to a 5-0 lead in the second set and comfortably held serve to close out the match on his first attempt. Nishikori improves his FedEx ATP Head2Head against Lajovic to 2-0....
|Team History (Last 10 Conferences)|
|2015-2016 Philippine Cup||5||7||0.417||8th|
|2014-2015 Governors' Cup||6||6||0.500||6th|
|2014-2015 Commissioners' Cup||5||7||0.417||7th|
|2014-2015 Philippine Cup||4||8||0.333||9th|
|2013-2014 Governors' Cup||3||7||0.300||8th|
|2013-2014 Commissioners' Cup||2||7||0.222||9th|
|2013-2014 Philippine Cup||5||11||0.312||6th|
|2012-2013 Governors' Cup||4||6||0.400||6th|
|2012-2013 Commissioners' Cup||5||9||0.357||9th|
|2012-2013 Philippine Cup||4||10||0.286||9th|