Getty Images: Rudy’s night club recruiting game is fire emoji.
When your front office isn’t doing a great job recruiting, or managing your franchise… You need to take matters into your own hands.
Well, that’s exactly what Rudy Gay is doing. Last night, via his Snapchat, Rudy sent out this photo:
It’s no secret that Gay, Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo are all longtime friends and would make an interesting line-up in Sacramento. However, it’s more than likely just Gay and J-Smoove clowning around.
However, if Smith does sign in Sacramento, you could probably put Rudy Gay in the conversation with Chandler Parsons as the best club based recruiter in the league.
via Sactown Royalty
Who really knows with Kawhi Leonard? He may be really enjoying himself? Maybe.
via: Triangle Offense
Getty Images: LMA and DAJ are taking their talents to Texas.
On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam run through all the latest free agency moves and rumours. The guys chat about LaMarcus Aldridge signing with the Spurs, the demise of the Trail Blazers, DeAndre Jordan heading to Dallas, the Knicks semi-ok free agency period, Raptor DeMarre Carroll, big names like Kevin Love, Kawhi Leonard, Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic, Draymond Green, Paul Millsap and Tim Duncan returning to their respective teams, the Milwaukee Bucks signing Greg Monroe and re-signing Khris Middleton and their super fun small-ball line-up, Monta Ellis Pacers all, Rajon Rondo to the Sacramento Kings, plus heaps of other moves, the importance of a fruit platter in free agent meetings, billboards, why Detroit will love Aron Baynes and more!
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Closing Song: Synsational – We The North
Kristaps Porzingis’ NBA career is in its very infancy, but all he glory that comes with being in the league is already being bestowed upon the teenage Latvian…….and by glory I mean having two Latvian dudes rap about you.
Latvian hip-hop group Transleiteris (have googled…is actually a thing), dropped this track in honour of Porzingis getting drafted by the Knicks.
The best part about all of this is Porzingis himself tweeting out the video. He’s his own personal hype man…I love this guy already.
via : CBS Eye on Basketball
Getty Images: Broekhoff is hoping to impress in Vegas.
Today on Believe The Hype, Ryan Broekhoff from the Denver Nuggets Summer League team and the Australian Boomers joins Tom and Benyam for a chat. Ryan speaks about his upcoming commitments at Las Vegas Summer League with the Nuggets, his mini-camp with the Toronto Raptors, his Turkish All-Star season with Besiktas, passionate fans selling T-shirts with his face on them, his National Team commitments for the upcoming FIBA Oceania Series and more!
Follow Ryan on twitter: @RBroekhoff45.
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Closing Song: Inner State Ike – Blue & Yellow (feat. TC Crook)
Getty Images: Nerlens will dunk on anyone.
Nerlens Noel ended up having a pretty good rookie season for the Philadelphia 76ers. After missing the entire 2013/14 season, the ex-Kentucky big bounced back and made the All-Rookie First Team plus gave us some glimpses into the defensive juggernaut that he could potentially become further on in his career.
This week, he was at a Camp One basketball camp in Louisvilleand one little kid decided to challenge him to one-on-one.
So naturally, Nerlens, who didn’t have much success in the form of ‘wins’ on the court last season, decided to take the kid on… Breaking his ankles and then posterizing another kid who came over for help defense.
Someone should teach this kid the dark arts of Kyle Korver fast break defense:
Getty Images: Karl-Anthony Towns will be a key piece in the young and fun Wolves.
On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down all the big winners and losers from the 2015 NBA Draft and the ensuing trades. Furthermore, Tom speaks to Jahlil Okafor and Emmanuel Mudiay after they were drafted about their current situations.
Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread & @benyamkidane and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.
Closing Song: Bleacher Report – Kobe Bryant “Let It Go” Frozen parody (Let It Tank)