NBA Draft 2018 rumors: Hornets sending Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo to Thunder

The Hornets are sending Hamidou Diallo to the Thunder.
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Charlotte selected Diallo with the 45th pick. But, the Hornets traded the 19-year-old Kentucky guard following the 2018 NBA Draft, according Jordan Nolan Youth Jersey to a report from ESPN. The deal will not be official until July 6.

Predicting the market: Given the emergence of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., it seems likely he’ll be the Blue Jays’ third baseman in 2019 and they’ll move on from Donaldson. Still, there should be a lot of interest in Donaldson as a discounted version of Machado. Given the performances of some recent 30-something free agents, Donaldson probably won’t get the six- or seven-year deal he might have received if he’d remained healthy all season.

Cardinals, Phillies, White Sox, Rangers, Angels. Given their franchise history in free agency, the Cardinals are unlikely to join the Machado fray, but Donaldson could help provide some stability to their infield. The Angels have received subpar production from Zack Cozart at third and Ian Kinsler at second. Kinsler is a free agent, so they could slide Cozart over to second in 2019 (in fact, the Angels are a possible landing spot for Donaldson in July).

LeBron has been linked to the Lakers going back to last summer, and they’ve only gained momentum with the free-agency period quickly approaching. President of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka are working feverishly to acquire Leonard and essentially lock in James. Still, LeBron could head to Los Angeles first and worry about the roster later, as Sporting News’ Sean Deveney has previously reported.

LA also gives James the opportunity to build up his off-the-court business and entertainment ventures. There’s no clear favorite at the moment, but based on what LeBron wants, the Lakers might be tough to top.

For some, like Hal Dale Weise Jersey Morris and Bip Roberts, sympathy always seemed more sensible than vitriol. Barr was human, after all. A human perhaps entrapped by the character she’d been asked to play. Mark Parent denies having suggested Barr’s spit-take. But maybe the character Barr played on TV played a part in the regrettable gesture.

As Riddoch said in a quote Yogi Berra would be proud of: I’m not sure that the person you see and the person that they play is the same person that they are, because they play so many people.