THE FLATS – With the elimination of the New Orleans Pelicans from the NBA bubble at Disney’s Wide World of Sports, all former yellow pro basketball jackets are back in off-season mode. The NBA playoffs continue with the opening round games.
Derrick Favors is Thaddeus Young have seen their coaches fired in the past two weeks, making their off-season schedules even more uncertain. Also Josh Okogie has been the subject of some commercial discussions in the media,
This week’s #ProJackets report collects more of the latest news, stories, and social media posts about the former jackets and their activities from last week.
THE PELICANS HAVE A HARD DECISION TO TAKE AT THE CENTER
From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: The drop between the production offered by the Pelicans’ starting center and what the team’s reserves could give was steep enough to ski. This season, the Pelicans have gone 24-27 when he played Derrick Favors. When it wasn’t available, they ranged from 6-15.
New Orleans was arguably leaner in the middle than any other position, and early in the season Derrick Favors wasted time with knee and back injuries, and then while mourning his mother’s death. The Pelicans have had no favors in 10 of 13 consecutive games lost, a franchise record for futility.
The coach who shoots leaves the off-season for young bulls uncertain
The Chicago Bulls fired their manager, Jim Boylen, two weeks ago, leaving Executive Vice President Arturas Karnisovas with decisions to make with both his coaching staff and roster. From NBCSports.com:
“Firing him should have been obvious, especially once the Bulls have hired Arturas Karnisovas as team president. Let Karnisovas hire his coach.
“The Chicago list is lacking, though not necessarily hopeless.
“Zach LaVine is closer to the All-Star star – not an ideal centerpiece – but the 25-year-old could continue to improve. Young Coby White, Lauri Markkanen, and Wendell Carter Jr. have had too many lows to feel good about their future, even if tall enough to at least be intrigued. Otto Porter veterans, Thaddeus Young and Tomas Satoransky were disappointed but have a record of success.
A new coach will have pieces to work with.
Karnisovas still has a lot of work to do to update those pieces. “
TIMBERWOLVS RECEIVE FIRST CHOICE IN NBA DRAFT
Josh Okogie’s The team has the option to select and add a young star to its roster or use the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft in an exchange to acquire a proven player to join two Timberwolves stars, Karl Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell.
BOSH SHARES THE EMOTIONS IN MEMORY OF BRYANT
Chris Bosh had recently shared how Bryant was able to push both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James to levels they had never reached before in their careers. Bosh has been a beneficiary, as he, James and Wade have won consecutive titles in 2012 and 2013.
Bryant was one of the most beloved players in NBA history. A Hall of Famer and 18-time All-Star, Bryant has played his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five NBA titles.
#PROJECTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA
JO or OBJ? 🧐 pic.twitter.com/aH6TK58klJ
– Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) 22 August 2020
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” How great it was to be able to experience it in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. S / o my brother @tobenwigwe to delete the song at the end 🙏🏾 #ArrestthecopswhokilledBreonnaTaylor pic.twitter.com/PpqDNaVgXq
– Josh Okogie (@CallMe_NonStop) 19 August 2020
– Dennis 3D Scott (@ Dennis3DScott) 23 August 2020
– Dennis 3D Scott (@ Dennis3DScott) 22 August 2020
In this week’s Last Chip, I interview Ray Allen on “The Shot”, -> And if you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, delete your account. I’m talking about the game that sent us into extra time against the Spurs. The comedy that gave birth to a million memes. https://t.co/ICb3esH5Qs
– Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) 24 August 2020
You’re still the king of CB video bombs !!! 🤴🏽 https://t.co/j92xEKq6YF pic.twitter.com/f00quOyckD
– Goran Dragic (@Goran_Dragic) 25 August 2020
If you need another 20 second hand wash idea … pic.twitter.com/0i6E0Z4KY1
– Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) March 18, 2020
Kob, happy birthday brother. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel your presence and your voice pushing me to be the best version of myself. Many times I am incredulous that we cannot sit and have dinner together to talk about the 10 projects you are working on – pic.twitter.com/oYtxVq2sdF
– Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) 23 August 2020
Happy birthday Kobe, your presence is missing on earth! pic.twitter.com/tbeK9B90fm
– I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) 23 August 2020
– Kenny Anderson (@ chibbs_1) 25 August 2020