The draft’s move to Dallas follows the success the NFL saw in Philadelphia last year, when a new attendance record was set.
Philadelphia raised the bar by taking the Draft to another level, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said upon the announcement. This new opportunity in Dallas will enable us to continue the event’s evolution and grow it even further.
The part that doesn’t is giving up the two best players in the trade and a second-round pick for two inconsequential rentals (Morrow and Lauvergne) and Payne, a former lottery pick who hasn’t shown much in his career. It wasn’t the first or last time the Bulls needlessly threw away a second-round pick. The Thunder used McDermott and that second-round pick to trade for Carmelo Anthony.
June 26, 2014 �� Orlando trades the rights to Dario Saric (No. 12 overall), a 2015 second-round pick and a 2017 first-round pick to Philadelphia for the rights Elfrid Payton (No. 10 overall)
The Magic gave up two future picks to move up two spots to draft Payton, who hasn’t developed into the elite starting point guard they envisioned. Meanwhile, Sam Hinkie ended up with two extra picks and Saric, the player he wanted all along and could have just taken at No. 10 overall if then-Magic general manager Rob Hennigan hadn’t been so easily swindled.
Every single time we spoke about it was that Joe wanted to be a part of the Jazz family, really wanted to be a part of it and wanted to stay here, Renae says. The Jazz were the first team to meet with him, and I remember getting a phone call [from him]. There wasn’t anything about the money, wasn’t anything about the contract. It was, ‘We’re staying with the Jazz family.’
Ingles received a congratulatory text from Hayward after agreeing to his deal. Make sure you get your ass back here, too, Ingles replied. His efforts to the Jazz recruiting effort weren’t enough to keep Hayward from rejoining his college coach Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics.
Ingles found out about Hayward’s decision along with the rest of the Jazz but had no hard feelings.
Phoenix Suns: Josh Jackson could return to the Suns’ starting lineup on Wednesday, as TJ Warren is questionable against Memphis due to a bruised tailbone sustained in Monday’s loss to the Pelicans. This is worth keeping an eye on leading up to tipoff, as Warren’s status also impacts how many shots Devin Booker takes.