Warriors workouts: Jared Sullinger


Warriors workouts: Jared Sullinger

OAKLAND Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger worked out for Warriors coaches and executives on Thursday morning in advance of the June 28 NBA draft.Sullinger, 6-foot-9 and 280 pounds, is a very good rebounder and is one of the most skilled interior players in this years draft class. Sullinger was part of a group that also included North Carolinas John Henson, Temples Michael Eric, Florida States Bernard James, Kentuckys Marquis Teague and Clemsons Andre Young.The knock on Sullinger is that hes not athletic and he acknowledged as much in an interview after the workout.RELATED: Matt Steinmetz NBA mock draft 2.0
But its obvious a lack of athleticism concerns NBA executives more than it does Sullinger. The Warriors are very much considering Sullinger with the No. 7 pick, along with John Henson also a part of Thursdays workout.The Warriors also have the No. 30 pick, the No. 35 pick and the No. 52 pick in the draft.RELATED: Matt Steinmetz's NBA mock draft 1.0
Sullinger was a consensus first-team All-American and Wooden Award finalist. He played just two years at Ohio State, and averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds as a sophomore.After his workout on Thursday morning, Sullinger sat down with reporters. Heres his interview.

John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension


John Wall commits to Wizards long term with huge contract extension

The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.

Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.

Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.

The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.

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Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'


Kevin Love closes Twitter response with 'now go kick some rocks'

On Friday afternoon, news broke that Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs.

Shortly thereafter, a Twitter account with over 296,000 followers tweeted the following:

[RATTO: Kyrie Irving needs to be traded to one place, and one place only]

A little over an hour later, Kevin Love responded:

On Tuesday night, Irving told Sports Illustrated the Cavs are "in a very peculiar place."

In the weeks between Cleveland's Game 5 loss to the Warriors and the start of free agency, Love was reportedly on the trading block.

The Cavs and GM David Griffin "mutually" parted ways three days before the NBA Draft.

Cleveland is finally finalizing a deal with assistant GM Coby Altman to become the permanent general manager, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

LeBron James can opt out and become a free agent next summer, and there is already speculation about where he may go.

Man. The last six weeks in Cleveland have been wild...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller