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THE APARTMENTS – Iman Shumpert releases the rumba in week 2 of “Dance with the stars”… Derrick favors take a leadership role in a young team in Oklahoma City… Thaddeus Young has a chance to do the same in San Antonio, but business rumors persist… more in this week’s #ProJackets report.
WATCH IMAN SHUMPERT’S WEEK 2 PERFORMANCE ON ‘DWTS’
Fans of “Dancing With the Stars” were a little upset in week 1 by the judges’ ratings for Iman Shumpert and Daniella Karagach. Watch their Week 2 rumba on Donell Jones’ “U Know What’s Up” below and decide if they bounced off the jive, which Judge Len Goodman in particular said lacked jive content. Before their Week 2 dance, Iman said, “Len gives me a four? We will see for him next week.
After the first week a lot of fans thought Iman and Daniella had been robbed on their jive which was a lot of fun. But they only received 21 out of 40 from the judges, which left them in second-to-last place. But in week 2, they showed the judges what they’re made of with their rumba, which Sharna Burgess says is a very difficult dance for a male celebrity in week two (because her partner Brian Austin Green drew the rumba as well).
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THADDEUS YOUNG OPENS ON TIME WITH THE BULLS
Former Chicago Bull Thaddeus Young recently appeared on Stacey King’s “Gimme The Hot Sauce” podcast. Young spoke on a variety of topics, one of which was Bulls second-year forward Patrick Williams.
Young shared stories from his career and even opened up about his relationship with Williams. Young would ask, “Do you want to be awesome? If you do, prove it to me. The benefits of veteran leadership should never be underestimated. Although Williams only had one year with Thad, it seems the two have great respect for each other. “The sky is the limit for Pat. He just has to keep being aggressive.
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FAVORS DROPS VETERAN LEADERSHIP
When Derrick favors went to Las Vegas for a brief vacation in late July, he didn’t realize he was the one being treated.
It was near midnight on July 29 when the Utah Jazz forward received a call from his agent, who informed him he was a business partner in a deal with Oklahoma City. In an effort to get $ 13 million less than the luxury tax, the Jazz sent Favors and a future first-round pick to the Thunder for a future second and cash considerations.
Aside from two brief stays in New Jersey and New Orleans, Favors has spent his entire career in Utah. The 12-year-old pro made Salt Lake City his home and left as the 10th leading scorer in franchise history (7,336 points).
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PROMOTES THE ROLE OF LEADERSHIP WITH OKC
An 11-year veteran, Derrick favors has a lot of experience on the pitch that he can bring, but he’s also seen a lot of guys leading off the field, something he hopes to replicate for a young core in the Thunder this season.
“I was once the young player on the team and I had vets around me who helped me out,” Favors said on Thunder Media Day on Monday. “And over the years, as I get older, there are always younger players coming in, and then as the older player you kind of gravitate towards the younger one, help them out.
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WILL THE YOUNGER HELP SPURS AS A LEADER OR TRADE?
Thaddeus Young is the best player the Chicago Bulls sent to San Antonio to acquire DeMar DeRozan, and since then the question of whether or not we’ll see him in Silver & Black has been raised for the remainder of Spurs’ offseason.
Much like Al-Farouq Aminu, Young has an expiring contract which makes him an attractive business asset. Unlike Aminu, Young clearly still has constant production in the tank.
The 33-year-old forward has averaged double digits in each of the past 13 seasons, and he brings a level of basketball physics and IQ that makes him a strong defenseman and productive rebounder.
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CAN OKOGIE HAVE HIS BEST SEASON IN MINNESOTA?
Enter this season Josh Okogie has a new and valuable experience. He played for Nigeria at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. While his averages weren’t impressive and Nigeria lost all three games, it remains a good experience and a way forward for Okogie with Wolves. Being able to play, even in limited minutes, means a lot to every player even if it is without much contribution. Okogie should approach this season with a lot of confidence and with the will to prove himself to Wolves.
Okogie can be a stable threat both ways at the guard post, especially on a Wolves side who are in desperate need of the players to step up. Minnesota has little NBA talent and depth for that matter. Aside from Towns, Russell, Edwards and maybe Patrick Beverley and Malik Beasley, this is an exhausted list. Usually, in these kinds of situations, players like Okogie, who is a bit sleepy, can have their best seasons.
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Eurobasket Yellow Jacket Report
Adam smith (6’1 “-PG-92, graduate ’16, plays pro in Turkey) could not help Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket (0-1) in his last game. Despite his very good performance, Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket a was edged 94-93 on the road by runner-up Efes. Smith was the top scorer with 26 points in 29 minutes in his first game for Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket this season.
Experimented Alade Aminu (6’10 “-F / C-87, graduate ’09, plays Puerto Rico) was the main contributor to Atleticos de San German’s victory over sixth-ranked Grises (1-24) 109-97 in Puerto Rican BSN on Friday night. He recorded 22 points and took 7 rebounds. Atleticos de San Germanis placed fourth in Group A. This is Aminu’s first season with the team. Aminu has had a very Happy New Year with high stats.It has an average of 18.0 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.0 ppg and 1.1 ppg.
Joshua Heath (6’1 “-PG-94, graduate ’17, currently in Belgium) could not help Stella Artois Leuven Bears in their match against Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2-0) in the BNXT League. Heath recorded 6 points and added 7 assists in 40 minutes. Stella Artois Leuven Bears was edged 71-68 at Jemappes by the top ranked (# 4) Belfius Mons-Hainaut. But it’s still a start to the season and anything can happen. year, Heath is averaging 4.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 6.0 apg in the two games he’s played so far.
Ben lammers (6’10 “-C-95, graduate ’18, plays pro in Germany) failed to secure victory for ALBA Berlin (0-1) in their match against Telekom Baskets (1-0) in the German BBL. Lammers’ contribution was not very noticeable in Thursday’s game. He recorded just 2 points. It was his first game for ALBA Berlin this season. ALBA Berlin have was edged 88-86 in Bonn by leaders Telekom Baskets.Lammers’ side will only play one more game in the regular season, and that game will be critical.
Charles Mitchell (6’8 “-F / C-93, graduate ’16, plays in Mexico) helped a Dorados de Chihuahua win over leader Fuerza Regia (5-4) 70-66 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) Saturday night. He scored 9 points and took 10 rebounds in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top-three teams in the East group. Dorados de Chihuahua (11-1) is ranked first. This year, Mitchell is averaging 9.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.3 ppg in eight games.
Shembari phillips (6’3 “-G-97, ’20 graduate, currently in Germany) led EPG Baskets Koblenz to an easy win over fourth-placed Skyliners II, crushing them 98-72 in the German ProB (third division) in the match Tuesday night Phillips recorded 12 points and added 3 assists Phillips has relatively good stats this season 10.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.0apg.
Other former Georgia Institute of Technology players who play professional basketball:
- James Banks (6’10 “-F / C-98) signed for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA
- Derrick Favors (6’10 “-F-91) signed for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA
- Moses Wright (6’9 “-F-98) signed for the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA
- Thaddeus Young (6’8 “-F-88) signed for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA
- Josh Okogie (6’4 “-G-98) plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA
- Zachery Peacock (6’8 “-F / C-87) signed for Le Mans Sarthe Basket in French Betclic ELITE ProA
- Gani Lawal (6’9 “-F / C-88) signed for Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket in French Betclic ELITE ProA
- Daniel Miller (6’11 “-C-91) has signed for Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo in the Japanese B1 League
- Brandon Alston (6’5 “-G-95) signed for Kauhajoki in the Finnish Korisliiga
- Glen Rice Jr. (6’6 “-F-91) plays for Real Esteli in Nicaraguan LSB
- James White (6’9 “-F-93) plays for Mauricio Baez in TBS Dominican Republic
- Evan Jester (6’7 “-F-99) plays for Team Miami in the Eurobasket S.League
- Jarrett Jack (6’3 “-G-83) plays for Trilogy in the Big3
- Abdoulaye Gueye (6’9 “-F-94) has signed for Konyaspor in Turkish TBL
- Jose Alvarado (6’0 “-PG-98) played for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Summer League