Former Wisconsin standout Sam Dekker traded to LA Clippers

first_imgIn an unsuspected deal, former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball player Sam Dekker was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday.As part of the trade deal, all-star point guard Chris Paul was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets.Houston, thanks for welcoming me with open arms. I gave my all every time I was on the court. Time to get to work for LA! #Clips— Sam Dekker (@dekker) June 28, 2017Dekker, a Sheboygan Wisconsin native, was initially drafted by the Houston Rockets with the number eighteen pick in the 2015 draft following an illustrious three-year career with the Badgers. During his three years, Dekker made the All-Big Ten freshmen team as well as the All-Big Ten second and third teams in his sophomore and junior seasons, respectfully.Along with making the All-Big Ten teams, Dekker made back-to-back Finals Fours and was an integral part of Wisconsin’s run to the 2015 national championship that included a win over a previously undefeated Kentucky team that included future NBA all stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker.Final Four breakdown: Wisconsin vs. KentuckyINDIANAPOLIS – The Wisconsin men’s basketball team handed the once-undefeated Kentucky Wildcats their first loss of the season in Saturday Read…Unfortunately, Dekker’s first season in Houston was riddled by injuries, and he only appeared in three games total. In his second season, Dekker began to breakout as he played in 77 games and averaged more than six points a game for a Rockets team that finished third in the incredibly competitive western conference.With the move to LA, Dekker will be taking his talents to the west coast to play for a perennial contender in LA who just traded away the face of their franchise. What exactly the roster around Dekker will look like is largely unknown with the free agency period yet to begin.That being said, it will interesting to watch how this move affects Dekker’s development and if he can continue to build off his positive second season in the league.Dekker, now going into his 3rd season, will have expectations to be a major contributor on the new look Clippers and it will be interesting to see how he adjusts.last_img read more

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Young B&H Handball Team Played With Austria

first_imgThe cadet handball team of B&H played a friendly game with Austria and the result was 29:29.The game was played within the preparations of the B&H team in Austria before qualifications for the European Championship in Poland.The B&H team with  coach Jasmin Mrkonja will stay in Austria until 8 January and they will play another match with the local team tonight.After preparations in Austria, the young B&H handball players will travel to Denmark, where they will participate in the qualifying tournament. The opponents of the B&H team will be the teams of Denmark, France and Bulgaria.The tournament is scheduled from 10-12 January in Skærbæk,and the best two teams will qualify for the European Championship.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

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Despite FIFA Best award, Lionel Messi is not as ‘admired’ as Cristiano Ronaldo in…

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFP/ReutersAdvertisement 7zhNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsj53yWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1b1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 8usWould you ever consider trying this?😱xbc3Can your students do this? 🌚8yjRoller skating! Powered by Firework FC Barcelona icon Lionel Messi was crowned as the Best FIFA Men’s Player in the 2019 The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony in Milan. However, the Argentine is still falling behind in admiration when compared to Cristiano Ronaldo, who’s fired up Serie A spell is has put him ahead of his former La Liga counterpart.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFP/ReutersThe ex Galactico, who swapped shirts with Juventus last year, has proven himself to be an indomitable force in Italy. Still maintaining peaky physical agility at the age of 34, Ronaldo netted 28 times for the Old Lady last season.The Blaugrana skipper hasn’t fallen short of his performance either. Topping the Spanish league with 36 goals and 13 assists, the 33 year old also became the top scorer in last season’s Champions League with 12 goals to his name.Advertisement Still, Ronaldo is scoring far forward in popularity and admiration.In a list of ‘World’s Most Admired 2019’, composed by British data analytics firm YouGov, puts the Portuguese captain in seventh place, two places ahead of Messi. Ronaldo is also the top ranking athlete, according to the list.Advertisement Check out the list below, where both the footballers score ahead of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump and Elon Mask, to name a few.Michelle Obama tops the Woman’s list, replacing Angelina Jolie from last year, who went down to the 3rd place.Even though both the players spent the last decade in overstated rivalry, Messi admitted that he feels Ronaldo’s absence in the league.“Of course I miss Ronaldo, he made Real Madrid stronger,” Messi said in an interview with  Fox Sports back in May. Advertisementlast_img read more

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