Magic’s Aaron Gordon could dictate market for flawed class of restricted free agents

There will be plenty of other players in Gordon’s position. Jabari Parker, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, has tremendous offensive talent, but he also has two major knee surgeries on his resume, questionable defensive skill and just a couple more months to show he’s completely healthy. No. 5 pick Dante Exum has had just one healthy season in his career, and No. 6 pick Marcus Smart is a defensive bulldog who is also battling a hand injury and still can’t shoot.

He is aware of all that chatter. It happens in the NBA — very often traded players leave their old teams with a set steak knives wedged into their backs as a parting gift. In Hood’s case, he’s got 28 games plus the postseason to show that the perception of him left after he departed Utah isn’t quite right.

“It just makes you want to prove yourself even more,” Hood said. “I do feel like I have a lot of prove here as part of this team.”

Brewer, 31, is in the final year of the three-year, $23 million contract he signed with the Rockets in 2015.

The Lakers traded Lou Williams for Brewer and a first-round pick during the 2016-17 season but Brewer averaged just 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds for the Lakers in 78 career games.

“Let me clear,” Mintzer said. “The NBA did absolutely nothing to people who were not just accused or alleged — they were found liable by a jury in federal court of sexual harassment, of having engaged in a sexually hostile work environment and having retaliated against Ms. Browne for having complained of all that behavior and having fired her for it. The NBA’s reaction was literally to do nothing to them. If you make clear that that’s your attitude about things, then you can expect more Cheap NFL Jerseys Paypal events like that to continue.”

Certainly, we could chalk up the events of 10-plus years ago to changing times and an older commissioner. But Silver is not off the hook. In 2015, when Dolan and Thomas went on HBO and did interviews continuing to disparage Browne Sanders, Silver had an opportunity to make up for America Cheap Jerseys Stern’s lack of action. Like Stern, Silver dodged the issue, and let the comments by Dolan and Thomas go unpunished.

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