NBA: Pacers offered Paul George to Dubs for Klay Thompson—report

first_imgNBA: Durant offered kind words to Paul George on what to expect with ThunderSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade LATEST STORIES READ: Paul George heading to Thunder, Griffin stays with Clippers – reportsBut according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, George could have ended up with another Western powerhouse—the reigning NBA Champions Golden State Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Indy reportedly offered their former prized superstar in exchange for the services of the Warriors’ sweet-stroking guard, Klay Thompson. The Dubs, however, decided to decline the offer.George confirmed that the proposed trade was in fact true and shared his two cents if the deal went through. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Ex Indiana Pacers’ forward Paul George (24) is fouled by Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11). (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)NBA fans were certainly taken aback when former Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder.The four-time All-Star was heavily pursued by multiple franchises, but eventually landed at the Russell Westbrook-led squad, which was an unlikely destination at the time.ADVERTISEMENT Mayweather, McGregor take trash-talk tour to New York Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation MOST READ “I would’ve looked forward to it, of just being in a good situation and a chance to compete for a championship,” he told the veteran sports journalist.The lanky 27-year-old forward, however, joked that such a deal might have been nixed by the league.“Yeah, I think that would’ve been the Chris Paul-to-LA situation where they denied that trade,” he added.In a subsequent tweet, Wojnarowski clarified that it was Indiana that offered the deal and that Golden State never put Thompson in the trading block.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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‘One of the league’s best players’ – £30m ‘intelligent’ Arsenal target profiled

first_img1 Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka could leave the club for the right price.Arsenal are desperate for a midfielder in the mould of the £30m-rated Xhaka after Santi Cazorla and Francis Coquelin’s injuries and the ongoing problems with Jack Wilshere’s fitness, so talkSPORT finds out more about the Switzerland ace…Name: Granit XhakaDate of birth: September 27, 1992 (23 years old)Birthplace: Basel, SwitzerlandPosition: MidfielderClub: Borussia MonchengladbachInternational appearances: 39 Switzerland capsDid you know?1) Former Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld once dubbed Xhaka the “young Schweinsteiger”, while team-mates call him the “young Einstein” due to his intelligence on the field and his love of science off the field.2) Xhaka is a dead-ball specialist and is known for his hammer of a left foot when taking free-kicks.3) Xhaka played alongside Xherdan Shaqiri at Basel and while the Stoke winger went on to play for Bayern Munich and Inter, former Basel coach Thorsten Fink said: “Xherdan Shaqiri is the finest talent in Switzerland – after Granit Xhaka.”4) Xhaka will be at Euro 2016 with Switzerland but will come up against a familiar face in his opening Group A game. The 23-year-old’s older brother Taulant Xhaka will be playing for Albania after opting to represent the country of the pair’s Kosovo-Albanian parents.5) Xhaka has had success throughout the ranks of the Swiss national set-up, winning the under-17 World Cup in 2009 before going on to be part of the under-21 side that finished runners-up in the 2011 European Championship.What’s being said?They say:Granit is one of the best players in the Bundesliga– Monchengladbach’s director of sport Max EberlHe says:“Gladbach are a top club. But if I were someday to go to a top, top, top club, I want to play there”Video evidence: Granit Xhaka last_img read more

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