Everything you might have missed last week from the Basketball Universe:
Kelly Oubre Jr. committed a mortal sin.
Wizards reserve small forward Kelly Oubre Jr., in Dallas for the Wiz Mavs game that evening, decided to get some shots up with a team trainer at a local YMCA. According to the blog DM Magazine, Oubre interrupted the Gym’s lunchtime game by shooting in the middle of pickup run, despite repeated calls for him to get off the court.
Eventually, Oubre switched courts and the run continued.
After the Wizards game that night Oubre was asked about the incident. Here’s what he had to say, per the Washington Post:
“No matter what the situation is, we are going to find somewhere to work out even if people are trying to chew our heads off at the YMCA for interrupting their game. It’s like 40-year-old men but I respect it though. We’re trying to get better too, as well as they are. “
Check out the full blog post here:
One white shooter off the bench got swapped out for another.
The Cavs sent Mike Dunleavy Jr., Mo Williams and a 2019 draft pick to the clearly rebuilding Hawks for Kyle Korver.
Dunleavy was supposed to do something off the Bench for the Cavs — whatever that something was we will never know. Mo Williams, well Mo Williams was never wanted by the Cavs, he just happened to have the luxury of opting into his contract for this season.
Korver, a lifetime 44-percent shooter from deep is a quiet but solid addition for Cleveland.
Paul Stoll went red rover.
In a Euroleague game, Paul Stoll of UNICS Kazan, hit one of the strangest shots anyone is likely to see all year. Stoll, who is largely known for his role in the backcourt for the Mexican national team, ducked under a defender and put up a one-handed floater five feet behind the three-point line as the shoot clock expired, late in the first quarter in a game against Baskonia.
Hard off the backboard, the ball caromed straight through the net. Stoll finished the game with 11 points in a 102-70 loss.
Jerry Stackhouse is on the fast track for an NBA coaching gig.
Former NBA player, and first year Head Coach of the Raptors 905 was NBA D-League coach of the month for December. In the 2015-16 season, the Raptors 905 finished 23-27. Under Stackhouse, the team is 13-7, and a half game behind Fort Wayne in the Central Division.
Stackhouse was an assistant on the Raptors staff last season, head coached the team’s summer league team and is excelling in the D-League. He is looking like the next Jason Kidd.
Scott Wood can stroke.
Everyone knows about The Golden State Warriors shooters.
Not many people are familiar with Scott Wood of the Santa Cruz Warriors.
This season, the 6’6” former NC State swingman has done a damn good Splash Brothers impression. On 132 threes attempted, Wood has knocked down nearly 45 percent of treys – good for eighth in the D-League. Consider though, only four players have attempted more treys than Wood.
The league leader has shot over 50 percent, but has done so on far fewer attempts (40). With the 10-day contract period now open, Wood could be an intriguing gamble for an NBA team.
Quote of the Week: Connar Tava on Grayson Allen
I have a name https://t.co/a39CHWvtBV
— Connar Tava (@megacon_2) January 8, 2017