Damian Lillard wasn’t messing around Friday night against the Kings.
The All-Star guard scored 50 points with six assists in a 118-100 win over Sacramento, and he didn’t even get on the court in the fourth quarter. It was Lillard’s fourth 50-point game of his career, and he needed only 29 minutes to do it.
In Gordon’s case, though, there will be offers — he is only 22, and his ever-improving production makes him worth the restricted risk for young teams looking to bolster their rosters.
League sources told Sporting News this week that the Suns are expected to be suitors for Gordon, who starred at Arizona for one memorable season. Phoenix has ample cap room and a roster in need of more proven players. Another team with interest in Gordon, according to sources, would be the rebuilding Mavericks, who have been eager to find a budding star to fill in alongside Harrison Barnes and Dennis Smith Jr., softening the blow of Dirk Nowitzki’s retirement, which could come in just months.
The Pacers intend to investigate restricted free agents, too, hoping to add young talent to an improving roster. Still, if any team makes a formal offer, the Magic can match it.
The third window (June 25-July 3, 2018) of the First Round is still crucial to these teams as results of every single game carries over to the Second Round.
All regional Qualifiers for China 2019 see three teams from each group advance to the next phase.
A 23-point haul form Moustapha Fall helped France cruise past Belgium 64-49 to remain unbeaten atop Group E.
Serbia, the 2014 runners-up, needed a late three-pointer from Aleksa Avramovic to edge Austria 82-81 and secure progression from Group G with Germany.
Group F remains tight after wins by Iceland (76-75 over the Czech Republic) and Finland (75-70 over Bulgaria), while Greece are through from Group H after beating Great Cheap Authentic NBA Jerseys Britain 75-70.
Australia are through to the second round of the Asian qualifiers after beating Cheap Basketball Jerseys UK Chinese Taipei 88-68 to earn a fourth win from as many matches, while Iran, Kazakhstan and the Philippines all improved their records to 3-1 with victories.