Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon makes Rising Stars roster
Jan 26, 2017, 00:28
The Pelicans defeated the Cavaliers 124-122.
All-Star weekend is coming, and the Charlotte Hornets will have at least one participant, as Frank Kaminsky has been selected to participate in the 2017 BBVA Rising Stars Challenge.
Exum and Lyles are playing in their second Rising Stars Challenge.
Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns are ready for their in-game, three-point shootout. He went through a rough stretch in December, averaging 9.0 points a game, shooting just 33.8 percent from the field and 27.6 percent from the 3-point line. Porzingis has missed time of late with Achilles woes, but the big fella still averages 19 points, seven rebounds and almost two blocks in 33.7 minutes of play for the Knicks. He led all rookies in scoring, with almost 11 points per game.
Towns is now third in the National Basketball Association in double-doubles with 33 and is 18in scoring at 21.8 points per game. The starters for this year's NBA All-Star Game have already been selected, but Towns could find out Thursday if he's been selected to the Western Conference All-Star team.
Simmons was voted into the game by the league's assistant coaches. The Wisconsin product has hit multiple three-point field goals in four consecutive games and has 15 such games on the year, ranking him fourth amongst first- and second-year forwards.
Joining Brogdon on the US team are Brandon Ingram and D'Angelo Russell of the Los Angeles Lakers; Karl-Anthony Towns (Minnesota); former Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky (Charlotte); Marquese Chriss and Devin Booker (Phoenix); Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia); Jonathon Simmons (San Antonio); and Myles Turner (Indiana).
The game will be televised live by TNT at 8:00 p.m. CST on Friday, Feb. 17 from the Smoothie King Center.
An Aetna spokesman says the insurer is reviewing the opinion , and it will give "serious consideration to an appeal". Aetna updated its forecast in November and said for 2016 it expected to post a pre-tax loss of $350 million.
Israel tested that theory Sunday when Jerusalem city officials approved building permits for 566 new homes in east Jerusalem. Conversely, Mr Trump has challenged the idea that halting settlement expansion is a prerequisite for peace negotiations.
Mississippi Power crews are assessing damage and working to restore power in the areas that are safe for them to work. The vast majority of those are in Forrest County , where a tornado ripped through the Hattiesburg area early morning.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, meanwhile, swore Mike Pence in as the new vice president of the United States. Pence was, however, busy hosting the Vice President-elect's Inaugural Dinner at the National Portrait Gallery.
One Banjul-based diplomat described the provision for Jammeh to return to The Gambia without hindrance as ill-advised. Fearing violence, about 45,000 people have fled Gambia for Senegal, according to the United Nations refugee agency.
I made a speech. "We had a massive field of people". "They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there". He said that reporters misrepresented the size of crowd on the wall in Washington , DC yesterday for Trump's inauguration.
As she has resigned from her post at Trump Organization , the future plans of Ivanka Trump have not yet been disclosed. But Donald Trump's eldest daughter said those speculations were "an inappropriate observation".
Diplomats Arrive in Astana for Syria Peace Talks
Peace negotiations sponsored by Russian Federation and Turkey are being held to end six-year long civil war in the country. Khamis said his government welcomes any initiative that could be conducive in restoring peace and security to Syria.
Jammeh has agreed to leave, new president tweets
Jammeh's tenure which was expected to expire by midnight on Wednesday was extended by 90 days by Gambia's Parliament. Those close to the new president say he has two major tasks to urgently tackle when he returns to Gambia.