LaVar Ball: Big Baller Brand by the bayou. Tough break, buddy.Ball said Lonzo “works good with anybody” so the trade is “not a big deal,” but this clearly wasn’t part of his plan to place his three sons on the Lakers and dominate the basketball universe. There’s also this …LaVar Ball on the Lakers trading Lonzo Ball: ‘I guarantee… it will be the worst move the Lakers ever did in their life and they will never win another championship. Guarantee it.” pic.twitter.com/Q1pxopsEdP— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) June 16, 2019Maybe sell BBB beads during Mardi Gras? MORE: NBA Twitter reacts to Anthony Davis tradeAs talks intensified over the past week, it seemed the Lakers held a clear advantage over other suitors in the Davis sweepstakes. And yet, following months of rumors and speculation about Davis’ future, it still takes a moment to digest — LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be wearing purple and gold next season.In the immediate aftermath of the trade, let’s run through some of the biggest winners and losers.Anthony Davis trade winnersLos Angeles Lakers: The 2018-19 season was full of losses, injuries and embarrassing moments. How do you get such a bitter taste out of your mouth? Acquire arguably one of the five best players in the NBA.Three youngsters and three picks is a steep price to pay, but the Lakers had put themselves in an all-or-nothing corner for Davis. This was a move they needed to made, and to Rob Pelinka’s credit, he figured out a way to complete it. He also managed to keep Kuzma, a fixture in the starting lineup.With James and Davis on board, the Lakers can explore the free-agent market in search of another major piece. Hornets guard Kemba Walker is a top target, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times, and he would fit in nicely as a secondary scoring option capable of spreading the floor with shooting. It doesn’t hurt that he’s about as low maintenance as an All-Star can possibly be.The Lakers could call Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler as well, depending on how the Davis trade changes their views of Los Angeles. Irving may already have his eyes on the Nets, and Butler could simply re-sign with the 76ers. But Los Angeles is suddenly a far more desirable destination.No need to Photoshop Davis into a jersey now, Lakers fans. He’s on his way.MORE: Here’s what Magic Johnson had to say about Davis tradeLeBron James: All of that chatter about James playing out his final years with the Lakers and never again truly contending for championships just got thrown out the window. This trade gives James the most talented teammate of his career — there’s an argument to be made for Dwyane Wade as his best partner — and positions the Lakers as a real threat in the competitive Western Conference.Davis can be an ideal pick-and-roll partner and post scorer on the offensive end and an All-NBA rim protector defensively. Los Angeles is swapping out JaVale McGee for 25.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. Davis can take a huge burden off James’ shoulders and keep him fresh throughout the season.It’s impossible to know how the rest of the roster will look when the Lakers sprint out of the Staples Center tunnel in October, but if nothing else, LeBron knows Davis will be running next to him. MORE: After Davis trade, are Lakers favorites to win the West?Rich Paul: Gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated and pairing two of his top clients together in a major market?Klutch Sports is running the game. Everyone else is trying to catch up.Rich Paul to the haters pic.twitter.com/ImfPUb26Cw— Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) June 15, 2019New Orleans Pelicans: Putting aside the Lakers’ jubilation, Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin handled this situation with incredible poise. He met with Davis and Paul when he first got hired, formulated a plan and executed a trade before the NBA Draft to give himself the opportunity to flip the No. 4 pick for more assets.New Orleans can properly hit the reset button now with all the Davis drama in the past. Jrue Holiday and Ball can form a dynamic defensive backcourt (though outside shooting will be rough). Ingram slides in nicely at small forward if he’s healthy, and oh, here’s Zion Williamson, perhaps the most exciting draft prospect in NBA history.Finding equal value for a 26-year-old superstar doesn’t happen. There is no magic trade that replaces someone as good as Davis. Still, don’t be surprised if the Pels are in a much better position than the Lakers down the road.As @taniaganguli and @_Andrew_Lopez have reported, slight clarifications here:No. 4 pick in 2019Pelicans get 2021 pick if it’s top 8 — otherwise they get unprotected 2022 pick.Unprotected pick swap in 2023Unprotected first rounder in 2024 that Pelicans can defer to 2025. https://t.co/ljL6eBbUOH— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) June 16, 2019Anthony Davis trade losersBoston Celtics: Boston president of basketball operations Danny Ainge urged the Pelicans to wait until after the February trade deadline so the Celtics could present an enticing offer. Well, it turns out that offer arrived — from the rival Lakers.The Celtics refused to include Jayson Tatum in trade talks with the Pels, according to Stein, giving Los Angeles the fast lane to Davis. That could be a wise decision considering Irving appears ready to walk out the door, Davis can bail as a free agent in 2020 and Tatum has star potential despite a down sophomore season.However, the whole point of accumulating assets is to eventually use them. Kevin Durant, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, Davis — those guys all bounced around to teams outside of Boston. And then when the Celtics snagged Gordon Hayward, he went down with a horrific leg injury which changed the trajectory of his career. Irving … yeah, that wasn’t super fun!This franchise won’t suddenly implode without Davis, of course. If Irving leaves, the Celtics have Tatum, Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Al Horford (if he triggers his player option or negotiates a new deal) with Brad Stevens leading the way. Boston will be a solid team.It feels like a missed opportunity, though, even accounting for the risk involved. The fact that the Lakers won only makes things worse.MORE: Terry Rozier could re-sign with Celtics if Irving leavesNew York Knicks: New York was never really part of the Davis chase, but this trade hurts the Knicks in free agency because LA is suddenly a much more appealing spot than NYC.If the Knicks sign Durant as many expect — keep in mind he could easily accept the supermax from the Warriors — he will be out for the entire 2019-20 season with an Achilles injury. Once he returns fully healthy, there is no guarantee he rediscovers his old form. The history of players who have suffered Achilles tears suggests there will be a dropoff in production.The Lakers are ready to roll immediately. Forming a new “Big Three” in Los Angeles has to make some sense to stars like Walker and Irving. Do they want James and Davis or Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson as teammates? Tough call. The 2019 offseason is already on fire, less than 48 hours removed from Game 6 of the NBA Finals.The Pelicans agreed to trade star forward Anthony Davis to the Lakers on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Los Angeles will send Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks (including this year’s No. 4 pick) to New Orleans. Kyle Kuzma, who had been a significant part of trade discussions, will stay in LA.
Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014:Thursdayâ€¢Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:10-7:30 p.m.Fridayâ€¢NO SCHOOLâ€¢Football at Mulvane, 7 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢Regional CCâ€¢Sub-State Volleyball at WHS 2 p.m.â€¢ACTThursdayâ€™s lunch: Stromboli, green spinach salad, fresh carrots, pineapple chunks.Friday there is no school.Â Â Todayâ€™s News*All girlsâ€™ tennis players need to meet in the commons right after school for a quick meeting. *Â Donâ€™t forget to participate in No make up Mondays for Operation Beautiful and wear pink to support breast cancer awareness month. *Students: If you signed up for the Work Ethic Program- there will be meeting today at 11:30 AMÂ in Mrs. Lawless’ room (FACS room).Â Please check in with your 5th hour teacher and bring your lunch.Â You will be dismissed back to your 5th hour class. *Mr. Smith’s Chemistry classes would like to wish everyone a happy Mole Day today. *There will be a Halloween Party for members of Crusadersâ€™ of the stage on Saturday, October 25 at 6:30 p.m. at WHS. Bring a snack or drink. *Red Ribbon Spirit Week starts next week.Monday- â€œItâ€™s okay to be different, Make Smart Choicesâ€ â€“ Opposite DayTuesday- â€œLiving drug free is no sweatâ€- Wardrobe CatastropheWednesday- â€œGive drugs the bootâ€ Boot and Crazy Sock dayThursday- â€œBe a team player, put drugs on the sidelineâ€ Hero, Role Model or Athlete DayFriday-â€œCommit to be Drug Freeâ€ Wear costume and or Red Day. *Crusaders, please remember to detach the lids of the empty bottles you recycle. Also, please do not put your trash in the recycle bins- put the paper in the paper bins and bottles in the bottle bins. Lastly, weâ€™d like to say we only recycle plastic bottles and paper. Thank you- WHS Leadership .Guidance Office News:College visits during lunch:Thursday, October 23- Butler CCCTuesday, November 11- Pittsburg StateThursday, November 13- Fort Hays College.Follow us on Twitter. read more