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Howard, Noah Workout With Lakers, Reddish Tabbed Best Rookie, Curry Funds Golf Team

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August 20, 2019

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In the league’s annual survey of rookies, players were asked which member of the 2019 class would have the best career.

Cam Reddish, garnered 19% of the votes. Reddish went to the Atlanta Hawks with the 10th pick of the draft

Reddish was followed by Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies with 16% of the votes and De’Andre Hunter of the Hawks with 11%.

Zion Williamson the No. 1 overall pick received only 5% of the votes.

The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing in two former All-Star centers Joakim Noah and Dwight Howard for individual workouts. The workouts will also include veteran Mo Speights, and possibly Marcin Gortat, who is currently overseas in Europe.

Stephen Curry announced that he will financially support the Howard University Bison’s golf teams for the next six years. Howard, a historically black university in Washington, D.C., plans to have men’s and women’s teams in place for the 2020-21 season.

The Atlanta Hawks have given general manager Travis Schlenk an extra title: president of basketball operations.

Owner Tony Ressler announced saying he is “extremely pleased with the direction that Travis and our entire basketball operations team has us heading as a franchise.”

As he goes into his third year with the Hawks, Schlenk has totally overhauled the roster and assembled an impressive core of young players through the draft, including Trae Young, John Collins, and incoming first-round picks De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish.

The Hawks have endured two straight losing seasons but Ressler says the massive rebuilding job has provided “the cap space, draft picks and financial flexibility needed to have long-term success in the NBA.”

In a surprising move, Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox has withdrawn from Team USA, just hours before the group was scheduled to fly to Australia for exhibition games leading up to the FIBA World Cup in China.

His decision will likely mean Derrick White, who plays for Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs, will make the final roster as the team is now carrying just 13 players as it goes overseas.

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