Pelicans acquire Mirotic from Bulls for 3 players and pick

first_imgAlmazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year “The draft asset that we acquired in this deal was far and away the best that we got. It’s just consistent with the direction, the plan that talked about,” Paxson said. “As we mapped out what Niko would be looking for financially, especially, that wasn’t part of our timeline. We now have a situation where we’re invested in these young guys. Our focus remains on the growth and development of them.”New Orleans had been seeking to unload the 7-foot Asik, who has struggled with his health and has been unable to return to his form from earlier in his career since the Pelicans signed him to a five-year, $58 million contract that would expire after next season if a team option is not picked up.Mirotic is due $12.5 million next season, but that becomes easier for the Pelicans to absorb now that Asik is off their books. He was due about $12 million next season.Still, financial flexibility remains important for New Orleans. Cousins enters free agency this offseason, and the Pelicans hope to re-sign him.The Pelicans won seven of the last eight games that Cousins played alongside fellow All-Star starter Anthony Davis. Two of those victories came against teams with the second- and third-best records in the NBA — the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics. Since Cousins’ injury, New Orleans has dropped two straight.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases New Orleans plays next at Oklahoma City on Friday night.As part of Thursday’s trade, Chicago will have the right to swap its 2021 second-round pick with New Orleans’ own 2021 second-round pick.In a corresponding roster move, the Bulls waived veteran wing player Quincy Pondexter, a former Pelicans player who has struggled with knee injuries for most of the past three seasons.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Evans out for Grizzlies as trade speculation swirls Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nikola Mirotic #44 of the Chicago Bulls shoots against Kevon Looney #5 of the Golden State Warriors at the United Center on January 17, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFPNEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen, and a first-round pick.The trade, announced by both teams late Thursday afternoon, comes less than a week after New Orleans lost All-Star DeMarcus Cousins for the season because of a left Achilles tear — and with the Pelicans still in the playoff picture.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mirotic has averaged 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds since missing the first 23 games this season because of two broken bones in his face stemming from a fight in practice with Bobby Portis. The altercation soured Mirotic on playing for Chicago, and the Bulls were looking to accommodate his request to be traded.“Niko’s representatives were consistent over the last several months that they wanted him moved,” said John Paxson, the Bulls’ executive vice president of basketball operations. “They never backed off of that stance one bit.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkNelson has averaged 5.1 points and 3.6 assists in 43 games for New Orleans. Allen averaged 4.7 points before a broken leg sidelined him for 22 games. He returned to the active roster this week but did not play in Tuesday night’s loss to Sacramento. Asik has averaged 1.3 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14 games this season.Paxson said acquiring another first-round draft choice fits the plan of retooling the roster that was put in motion when Chicago traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota.last_img read more

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‘I’m absolutely done with this manager’ – Some United fans rage over Pogba decision

first_imgMourinho makes me sick man. How can you drop pogba and not matic kmt— Martial FC (@courtenaycourts) November 27, 2018 shining Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Mourinho dropping Pogba for Fellaini is serial killer behavior 🙃— Ferrel Cedano (@FACJR_) November 27, 2018 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Pogba deserves the free run that Matic is getting & Matic deserves the harsh treatment Pogba gets. We barely look competent with Pogba don’t know what we’ll play like without him.— ARYAN (@unitedaryan) November 27, 2018 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football Stories Manchester United star Paul Pogba trains ahead of the Young Boys match. 1 Jose Mourinho: “I want a team where I think they can cope well with that happiness of playing a decisive game.”So he drops Paul Pogba, who scored in the World Cup final just over four months ago.— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) November 27, 2018 Manchester United manger Jose Mourinho doesn’t make life easy for himself.The Portuguese boss has once again irked the club’s supporters by dropping midfielder Paul Pogba for their Champions League clash with Young Boys. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Pogba chop bench. No pogba, no mata. Another boring fest incoming.— Eso❄ (@EsoKachikwu) November 27, 2018 Jones over Bailly and Pogba dropped 🤒🤒🤒🤒🤒🤒— Adam O Rourke (@adamorourke9) November 27, 2018 gameday cracker If I’m Paul Pogba. I’ll will be asking for a transfer this January as long as mourinho is still the manager.— Mac (@Mac_0592) November 27, 2018 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “Attack from the first minute”..ya ryt..with two def mid at home..and pogba, bailly on bench.. Good job.. #MUFC— Pradeep (@JPKutty) November 27, 2018 REVEALED Pogba and Mata both benched…..Lindelof injured and he puts on Phil Jones instead of Bailly… pic.twitter.com/OY32SKSij5— Mohamed (@Mo33Moh) November 27, 2018 Latest Manchester United news MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED RANKED REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Pogba dropped but Matic starts????Jones instead of Bailly????It’s like he’s trying to make the most talented players leave the club https://t.co/ikVDO6TarO— عدنان (@adn___n20) November 27, 2018 REVEALED deals no dice IN DEMAND Pogba, 26, played in the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace but must now sit out for at least some of the important tie, which could have huge ramifications.If Valencia do not beat Juventus and United win at Old Trafford, qualification from a tricky Champions League group will be sealed.But despite the game’s significance, Mourinho has decided to start with Nemanja Matic and Marouane Fellaini in central midfield, which hasn’t gone down well.See what Man United fans said on Twitter below. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Pogba and Mata – United’s only creative threats on the bench – I’m absolutely done with this manager #mufc— Dipak (@dipaksiyani) November 27, 2018 BEST OF huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions last_img read more

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