Here's when the Boston Celtics sold to the Indiana Pacers

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers made a big deal in Malcolm Brogdon going to the Celtics. The Celtics lost to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. (Author: Gardener)

the Boston CelticsOn Friday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnaroski reported that Malcolm Brogdon had joined the Boston Celtics from the Indiana Pacers. While Brogdon is the key element of the deal, the Celtics also gave up several players and a draft pick, according to Wojnarowski. The Celtics made it to the NBA Finals but lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games. * SHOULD THE BUCKS MAKE A TRADE? The Milwaukee Bucks lost Game 7 to the Boston Celtics, who officially ended their 2021-22 NBA season in the second round. They won the NBA championship last season and will now enter an off-season where they can try to improve the roster to return to the NBA Finals. * FULL 2022 NBA PLAYOFF RESULTS AND SCHEDULE: Fastbreak on FanNation has updated the results and schedule for every 2022 NBA Playoff game.


Malcolm Brogdon's viral tweet after being traded to the Celtics

Malcolm Brogdon tweeted after being traded from the Indiana Pacers to the Boston Celtics. Rookie of the Year Brogdon played for the Milwaukee Bucks before joining the Pacers. (Author: Gardener)

Malcolm Brogdon'sOn Friday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers struck a blockbuster trade that sent Malcolm Brogdon to the Celtics. Brogdon was a second-round pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2016 and won the NBA's Rookie of The Year award. The Bucks and Pacers are the only two NBA teams he has played for. He now joins the Celtics in reaching the NBA Finals. They lost to the Golden State Warriors in six games, and one of the biggest question marks for them was getting a real point guard. * MALCOLM BROGDON TRADE TO BOSTON CELTICS: The Boston Celtics made it to the NBA Finals without a real point guard in their starting lineup. The Celtics traded for Indiana Pacers star point guard Malcolm Brogdon, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. As a result, they now have a real point guard that will help them get even better next season. * KEVIN DURANTS VIRAL TWEET AMONG TRADE RUMOR: Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant sent out a viral tweet on Saturday. The Nets had a disappointing season as they were swept by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs.


Are the Boston Celtics favorites to win the 2023 NBA title after Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari deal?

Should we consider the Boston Celtics clear favorites to win the 2023 NBA title after they made a number of important moves to bolster their bank rotation on Friday? The team went out first, winning over veteran striker Danilo Gallinari (Author: Gardener)

Danilo GallinariShould we consider the Boston Celtics clear favorites to win the 2023 NBA title after they made a number of important moves to bolster their bank rotation on Friday? The team went out first, convincing veteran forward Danilo Gallinari to sign with the team on a two-year mini-midlevel exception. Then the Celtics followed with a mini-blockbuster of a trade that sent veteran big man Daniel Theis, reserve wing Aaron Nesmith and deep-rotation options Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts and Juwan Morgan, and a 2023 first-round draft pick for Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon. Lost in all the big moves, Boston also brought back veteran reserve center Luke Kornet with a hefty reserve big man, the only big move the team has yet to pull off. Join the hosts of the CLNS Celtics Lab podcast as they join forces with Off The Glass's "Full Access Pacers" host Kory Waldron to talk about all things Boston team building and the Action to do around the NBA has had a more active offseason than expected. Follow us on Facebook and watch the Celtics Lab podcast here. Celtics Lab 127: Boston heads for team building with Gallinari deal, Brogdon trade with Kory Waldron Celtics reportedly not planning to use $17.1m TPE after Malcolm Brogdon trade


4 things to know about Danilo Gallinari, who is expected to join the Celtics

Here are four things you should know about Danilo Gallinari, who is expected to join the Celtics. Read more at (Author: Gardener)

Danilo GallinariDanilo Gallinari is expected to join the Celtics once he officially becomes a free agent. The Celtics are hoping to add some offensive firepower from the bench while Gallinari is hoping to be in contention for a championship. Here's what you should know about the 33-year-old, 6'10 forward from Italy, who is reportedly set to sign a two-year deal with Boston. Gallinari grew up in a small Italian town called Graffignana south of Milan, which had a population of about 2,000 during his childhood. "Everyone knows everyone," Gallinari told The Oklahoman of his hometown. He grew up on the same farm as his father, Vittorio. As noted by The Oklahoman's Maddie Lee, Vittorio was also a professional basketball player. He played with Mike D'Antoni and together they won four Italian Championships, a Korac Cup and the 1987 Euroleague Championships. Gallinari joined Armani Jeans Milano in 2005 and his career began around the age of 17. Gallinari gained attention in Europe and then the United States, and the New York Knicks selected him #6 overall in the 2008 NBA draft. He was a promising scorer as a sophomore, averaging 15.1 points per game while shooting 38.1 percent from 3-point range. Gallinari played three seasons with the Knicks, six with the Denver Nuggets, two with the Los Angeles Clippers, one with the Oklahoma City Thunder and most recently two with the Atlanta Hawks. Outside of his rookie year, he's averaged double digits every season. His career averages are 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists, and he is a career 38.2 percent 3-point shooter. Many consider him a sub-par defender, but he's widely regarded as a polished and proven offensive player. Against the Celtics, he has 20-plus points ten times and 30-plus points twice. Boston are all higher than their career averages. Gallinari missed just two 3s and broke out for 38 points as the Hawks cruised. Gallinari has had a great NBA career and it seems his main motivation is to get a ring. He's only made the playoffs six times in 13 years and hadn't won a series until 2021, when the Hawks surprisingly advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Gallinari came off the bench in all 18 games and averaged 12.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 24.6 minutes per game as the Hawks defeated the Knicks and Sixers before falling to eventual champion Bucks.


Celtics' 2023 NBA title chances rise after Brogdon trade, Gallinari report

The Celtics' reported additions of Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari were favorably viewed by oddsmakers who set the 2023 NBA title betting odds. (Author: Gardener)

NBAThe Boston Celtics won two championships last season, and oddsmakers are looking at the C's chances of making it back to the NBA Finals next season. Free agency kicked off on Wednesday, and we've already seen a spate of notable offers. However, the biggest transactions have taken place in the trade market, where the Boston Celtics reportedly acquired point guard Malcolm Brogdon from the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Brogdon brings the Celtics extra scoring depth, excellent playmaking ability and quality outside shooting. Celtics Talk: What does Malcolm Brogdon's addition mean for Celtics, Marcus Smart? The Celtics are also likely to sign free-agent forward Danilo Gallinari after he reportedly clarified waivers later this month. Gallinari is another good outside shooter and should be able to pick up between 10 and 15 points per game as a substitute. The reported additions of Brogdon and Gallinari were viewed favorably by oddsmakers. The Celtics saw their 2023 title chances rise to +625 after Friday's moves. Here are the updated betting lines for the 2023 NBA Championship via PointsBet. It's no surprise that the Warriors are among the top three. They are the defending champions and have reportedly agreed to re-sign free agent center Kevon Looney. The Suns lost in the 2021 NBA Finals and had the league's best record last season. They are also reportedly Kevin Durant's preferred trading target. But the Celtics as they are currently set up are just as good if not better than those three teams. Barring significant injuries, the Celtics are poised to have another deep playoff run in 2023 and be in a strong position to win the franchise's first title since 2008.


2 dead, 1 injured in gunfire Saturday morning near Derby, McConnell Air Force Base

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is responding to Saturday morning's shooting between McConnell AFB, Derby (Author: Gardener)

DerbyThe Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is telling Eyewitness News that two people are dead and another was hospitalized after a shooting on S. Rock Rd. between Derby and McConnell Air Force Base. The call came in around 5:15 a.m. Saturday morning. Sergeant Matthew Lynch of the SCSO Investigative Unit says when crews arrived they found a male victim on the west shoulder of S. He told officers there were other victims at a house on the 4300 block of S. In this house, SCSO says they found 2 other victims - a man and a woman, both dead. Sergeant According to Lynch, the units spent Saturday morning obtaining a search warrant for the home from prosecutors and deployed K-9 units and drone units to search nearby wooded areas and fields. Rock Rd. will remain closed indefinitely between 44th St. S and MacArthur Saturday while crews investigate. 10:29 a.m. - The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on S. Rock Rd. between Derby and McConnell Air Force Base, north of 44th St :15 p.m. S. Rock Rd. is closed from MacArthur to 44th St. S.


People with COVID-19 can infect cats and dogs and make them sick by cuddling them, a study says

VANCOUVER -- Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when they're infected with COVID-19 could be causing the animals to contract the virus, according to a Canadian study. (Author: Gardener)

VANCOUVERVANCOUVER -- Cat and dog owners who cuddle their pets when they're infected with COVID-19 could be causing the animals to contract the virus, according to a Canadian study. The study says that while it was already known that animals such as cats, dogs, ferrets and hamsters appear to be susceptible to COVID-19, transmission may be more common than previously thought. The research, published this month in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, included 69 cats and 49 dogs, including pets and animals from shelters and spay/neuter clinics. Pet owners were also asked to complete an online survey about how they interact with their animals. “These data indicate a relatively common human-to-animal transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and that certain human-animal contacts — for example, kissing the pet, pet sleeping on the bed — appear to increase the risk ", says the study. "We concluded that infections in dogs and cats reflect direct transmission from humans to animals, given the pandemic nature of this virus in humans and the limited contact of most pets with other animals." Dogs and cats living in shelters showed im Lower rates of COVID-19 infection compared to those living with humans, said study co-author Prof. "It was quite a substantial difference, as we expected," Weese said. Dorothee Bienzle, of the University of Guelph's pathobiology department, said the results suggest cats have a higher rate of COVID-19 infection than dogs. "It has to do with how well the virus attaches to the receptor in the cat's or dog's respiratory system," Bienzle said. The high prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in cats surprised researchers, she said. "We didn't expect so many," she said. Animals infected with COVID-19 show symptoms similar to people who contract the virus, she said. Weese said cats can transmit the infection to each other and to humans as well. A veterinarian in Thailand was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2021 after being sneezed on by an infected cat belonging to a patient who had tested positive for the virus, he said. Genetic analysis showed the virus was passed from cat owner to pet and to vet, Weese said. There is also evidence that mink infected by humans could spread the virus to other humans, he said. Human-to-animal transmission can be minimized by owners keeping their distance, wearing a mask and taking other precautions, just as they would to prevent infecting a person, he said. "Ideally, we want to prevent it from spreading as much as possible so that people can limit contact with animals if they are infected," he said.


Wade admonishes US for 'disgusting' treatment of Brittney Griner as she faces trial in Russia

Griner has been jailed in Russia for 135 days and one day into her trial on drug charges, which carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. (Author: Gardener)

RussiaWade admonishes US over 'disgusting' treatment of Brittney Griner as she stands trial in Russia Wade admonishes US over 'disgusting' treatment of Brittney Griner as she stands trial in Russia Brittney Griner arrives at a hearing before the on Friday Khimki dish outside Moscow. Griner was arrested at Moscow Airport in February on charges of having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. Brittney Griner should have been in Chicago on Saturday when her Mercury stared at the sky at Wintrust Arena. Instead, she has been jailed in Russia for 135 days and a day away from her trial on drug charges, which carry a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Griner was arrested on February 17, a week before Russia invaded Ukraine. On Friday, the first day of the trial, prosecutors accused Griner of carrying vape cartridges with traces of cannabis oil. Officials determined in May that Griner was wrongly imprisoned. Griner is a four-time Euroleague champion with Russia's UMMC Ekaterinburg, in addition to her two Olympic gold medals and a WNBA title. As the WNBA season continues, Griner's wife Cherelle, teammates and colleagues continue to press President Joe Biden to secure her release. "We have a woman who represents everything we are meant to stand for, who is in prison," said James Wade, Sky's general manager/trainer. It's gross.'' Wade, who was back on the court for the first time since entering health and safety protocols last Sunday, said it was like Griner had been abandoned. He specifically referenced the US Embassy in Moscow, which did not staff a phone line and prevented Griner and her wife from speaking on a scheduled call. Griner reportedly made 11 attempts over the course of several hours to connect using the number provided by the embassy. Griner is an honorary starter at next Sunday's WNBA All-Star Game at Wintrust Arena, but that's no consolation for her supporters. The Women's National Basketball Players Association petitioned the White House and State Department with 291,088 signatures and counting Saturday, but Wade wondered why it was even necessary. "[The White House] knows where [Griner] is," Wade said. Would we then have to sign a petition?” A line of fans behind the Mercury bench for Sky's 91-75 win on Saturday held signs with various repeats of the message 'Free BG'. At every Sky home game this season , fans have displayed signs and worn clothing in support of Griner. Allie Quigley led the Sky with 19 points and five rebounds. Candace Parker added 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The bench scored 32 points as all 11 players scored. Sky's winning streak is five, two games before the All-Star break, Wednesday at the Lynx and Thursday at the Fever. Also on Saturday, All-Star Captains A'ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart called up their teams. Wilson selected Parker with the first overall pick and Courtney Vandersloot with the 12th pick. Stewart picked Kahleah Copper for ninth and Emma Meesseman for 17th. Aces Coach Becky Hammon will lead Team Wilson and Wade will lead Team Stewart. "I said to Stewie, 'Make sure we all have our players.'" Wade said, laughing. Norvell Meadows, All-City Guard in Orr and Prosser, fatally shot on the West Side. Chicago cop shot dead while answering call about domestic unrest in Little Italy. 4 dead, 17 others injured in Chicago shootings since Friday night In deadly attacks this weekend, a shooting in Chinatown on Friday night in Chinatown killed a woman and wounded a gunman among two others, Chicago Police Department said. Reliever Mark Leiter Jr. plays a big part in the Cubs' win over the Red Sox. Leiter came on with an out in the first inning and allowed a run and three hits in 5 1/3 innings in the Cubs' 3-1 win on Saturday. The Bulls have improved this offseason, but they're not alone in the East. The Bulls achieved most of their key goals in the offseason over the past month. The Eastern Conference is improving both in front of and behind the Bulls.


Brittney Griner of the WNBA stands before a Russian court

MOSCOW (AP) - American basketball star Brittney Griner was put on trial on Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest for possession of cannabis oil, when she returned to play for a Russian team in a case that was raging amid tense trials Relations between Moscow and Russia has developed Washington. (Author: Gardener)

Brittney GrinerMOSCOW (AP) - American basketball star Brittney Griner was put on trial on Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest for possession of cannabis oil, when she returned to play for a Russian team in a case that was raging amid tense trials Relations between Moscow and Russia has developed Washington. The first session of the trial, adjourned until July 7, featured the widest public interaction between Griner and reporters since the Phoenix Mercury Center and the double U. Police said they were carrying vape canisters of cannabis oil when they were inside prison was arrested airport. If convicted of large-scale drug trafficking, she faces up to ten years in prison. The state news agency Tass quoted Griner in court as saying that she understood the allegations against her. At a later date,” according to Mediazona, an independent news site known for its extensive coverage of high-profile court cases. Two witnesses were questioned by prosecutors: an airport customs officer, who spoke in open court, and an unidentified witness in a closed session. according to the state news agency RIA-Novosti. The trial was then adjourned, it said, when two other witnesses failed to appear. Alexander Boykov, a lawyer for Griner, said outside the court that he did not want to comment "on the details of the case and the charges against him" because it was too early. Boykov also told RIA-Novosti that she does sports and goes for walks in the detention area. Russian website Business FM said Griner, who sometimes smiled at reporters, said she wishes she could exercise more and that she struggles because she doesn't understand Russian. Alongside Mercury of the WNBA, she played in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg. S. Embassy in Moscow, was in court and said she spoke to Griner, who is "doing as well as can be expected in these difficult circumstances." "The Russian Federation wrongly arrested Brittney Griner," Rood said. "The practice of unlawful detention is unacceptable wherever it occurs and poses a threat to the security of all who travel, work and live abroad." Bringing US citizens home safely.” At a closed-door preliminary hearing on Monday, Griner's detention was extended by an additional six months, to December 20. Her case comes at an extraordinary low point in Moscow-Washington relations. Griner was arrested less than a week before Russia sent troops to Ukraine, adding to already high tensions between the two countries. S. then imposed far-reaching sanctions on Moscow, and Russia condemned the United States for supplying arms to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday denied that politics played a role in Griner's arrest and prosecution. "The fact is that the famous athlete was arrested in possession of banned drugs containing narcotics," Peskov told reporters. "Given what I said, it can't be politically motivated," he added. Griner's supporters had held back in hopes of a quiet resolution until May, when the State Department ruled she was wrongly imprisoned and transferred oversight of her case to the President's special envoy for hostage affairs — effectively U. Griner's wife, Cherelle claimed President Joe Biden called for her release, calling her "a political pawn". Every time she is reminded that her teammate, her boyfriend, is unjustly imprisoned in another country," Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard said Monday. Griner's supporters have sponsored a prisoner swap like the one in April that brought home Navy veteran Trevor Reed in exchange for a Russian pilot convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy. Russian news media have repeatedly raised speculation that she could be swapped out for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, nicknamed the "Dealer of Death," who is serving a 25-year sentence for conspiring to murder U. Russia has campaigned for Bout's release for years. But the wide discrepancy between Griner's case - which involves alleged possession of vape cartridges containing cannabis oil - and Bout's global trade in lethal weapons could make such a swap uncomfortable for the US. Others have suggested she could be traded alongside Paul Whelan, a former Navy and Security director who is serving a 16-year sentence on an espionage conviction that the U.


Ahead of the WNBA star's trial in Russia, calls for Brittney Griner's release escalate

Friends and family members of Brittney Griner gathered for a vigil in New York City on Wednesday, demanding the WNBA star's release ahead of her trial in Russia. (Author: Gardener)

RussiaFriends and family members of Brittney Griner gathered for a vigil outside the Russian Consulate in New York City on Wednesday night, demanding the WNBA star's release ahead of her trial in Russia. "February 17th was the last time I spoke to my sister," Janell Roy, Griner's childhood friend, said at the vigil. Griner's detention in Russia has been repeatedly extended, most recently to December 20, which is the expected length of her trial. Brittney Griner of the United States gestures during a game against Australia in their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Women's Basketball Quarterfinals match in Saitama, Japan, August 4, 2021. The Phoenix Mercury player's trial is scheduled to begin on Friday and she is expected to be in remain detained throughout. The WNBA star, who attended a preliminary hearing in Khimki, a Moscow suburb on Monday, did not answer a question from an ABC News reporter as she exited the courtroom. Asked how Griner was feeling at the hearing, her attorney, Aleksandr Boikov, told ABC News on Monday, "She is as well as she could be." The S. government classified Griner's case on May 3 as " unlawfully detained," meaning the United States will work more aggressively to negotiate their release even if the lawsuit is against them, the State Department said. https://abcnews.go. com/Sports/wireStory/us-officials-griner-now-considered-wrongfully-detained-84467439 S. The government has determined that Brittney Griner is being wrongly imprisoned and being used as a political pawn," Griner's agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas wrote in a series of tweets on Monday: "Negotiations for her immediate release should remain a top priority regardless of the court case, and we expect [President Joe Biden] and [Vice President Kamala Harris] to do everything in their power right now to make a deal, um." Russian court extends WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters Tuesday that Griner was "wrongly detained" and called on the Russian government to release the US Release basketball star Family and friends hold vigil for Brittney Griner outside Russian Consulate in New York, June 29, 2022. S. was "actively" working to secure Griner's release, but added that the diplomatic efforts were "sensitive matters." "But I will tell you that it has the full attention of the President and every senior member of his national security and diplomatic team, and we are actively working to find a resolution to this case and will do so without pause until we do." get Brittney home safely," he said. "We're also trying to actively work to bring back all wrongly detained Americans and hostages being held abroad, whether it be in Iran or Afghanistan or Russia or Venezuela or China or anywhere else." Russia's invasion of Ukraine began a week after Griner's arrest. Some officials are concerned that Americans detained in Russia could be used as leverage in the ongoing conflict. After U.'s release, calls for Griner's release escalated Bout was discussed, according to Russian media reports, but it's unclear if anything significant has happened on the issue they want Griner to stand trial. Griner's wife, Cherelle Griner, told the AP that she had "zero confidence" in the US government after its handling of her wife's incarceration after the State Department messed up a planned anniversary call between the couple. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters Tuesday that Brittney Griner's inability to reach her wife was an "unfortunate mistake," adding that another phone call was scheduled. It would have been the first time Brittney Griner had spoken to her wife since her incarceration more than three months ago. Basketball star Brittney Griner arrives handcuffed for a hearing at the Khimki Court outside Moscow June 27, 2022. "This was an unfortunate mistake and the State Department is working to correct this as soon as possible," said Jean-Pierre. added that another call was planned between the couple. Cherelle Griner previously told Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts in May that she would like to speak to President Joe Biden. She's a political pawn," she said. When asked about a possible meeting between Cherelle Griner and President Biden, Jean-Pierre said, "We have nothing to say about a possible phone call or meeting." ABC News' Tanya Stukalova and Molly Nagle contributed to this report.