June 30, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter SHARE TWEET Budget News, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today released the following statement:“I want to commend leaders and members in both chambers for passing a bi-partisan, compromise budget that invests more money in early childhood, K through 12 and higher education, and also provides vital resources to combat the heroin crisis. I am pleased that working together we took this important step to move the commonwealth forward. I will sign the General Appropriations bill as soon as there is a sustainable revenue package to pay for it, and I look forward to continuing to work with the legislature to achieve this.” Governor Wolf Statement on Final Passage of Budget
Everyone remembers what Leonard can do and, beyond that, what he made of himself. It’s difficult to believe that a player who so dramatically reshaped his own offense has suddenly lost the taste for self-improvement.The Clippers are a shiny bag of clubs in search of a driver. They got deeper, younger and more cooperative when they traded Griffin. They have Lou Williams, a volcanic scorer. They have Tobias Harris and Montrezl Harrell, both ascending.Getting Patrick Beverley back and healthy might be a high draft pick in itself. He played 11 games in 2017-18.Chris Paul, now in Houston, was the Clippers’ leader. Leonard might not be what sportswriters used to call a “holler guy,” but neither was Tim Duncan. He also would give the Clippers the kind of perimeter defense that left with Paul and wasn’t provided by Beverley.The Clippers haven’t picked higher than 25th since 2010. With any change in the buzzard’s luck that continued into Tuesday night, they’ll show up in October with two decent newcomers, or one great one. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error They need to learn, indisputably, that Leonard has retained his competitive instincts, is healthy and would have no problem coming home (he’s from Riverside), especially with a $218 million contract awaiting him at some point.If the answers are right, they can pursue Leonard, although they were hoping for more plump trade bait than they received in Tuesday night’s NBA draft lottery.As Jerry West sat there gamely, the Clippers got the 12th and 13th selections. It’s supposed to be a deep draft. We’ll see how deep on June 21, but it might be too shallow to land Leonard, at least not without enhancement.The mock drafts have several players slotted for 12-13, and there’s more than a month of evaluation, and paralyzing analysis, to go.The most common name is Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He’s 6-foot-6, and his mother Charmaine was a sprinter for Antigua in the 1992 Olympics. He also emerged as the most reliable leader on Kentucky’s band of yearlings, which won the SEC Tournament and made the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals. He’s praised for his length and his knowledge.His teammate Kevin Knox also comes up in those slots, as does Texas A&M power forward Robert Williams, whose motivation hasn’t matched his gifts. You can find a mock that has Alabama’s Collin Sexton drifting into the Clippers’ sights, which would thrill them to no end but isn’t likely.If the Clippers had gotten lucky they might be picking at No. 6 or No. 7 and would give the Spurs a more persuasive menu. Now they might have to consider waiting to see if DeAndre Jordan exercises his player option for 2018-19 and then offer Jordan and one of those picks.Another option would be a sign-and-trade involving Jordan, who seemed to flourish after Blake Griffin was traded but is basically a rim-bound center with offensive limits. That might not be completely Jurassic in today’s NBA, but it’s not the trend.Or the Clippers could map out any other permutation that the Spurs want.Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 There is no Camelot in the NBA, not anymore.For 20 years San Antonio was the shining city. It checkmated the argument that the NBA was a breeding ground for the selfish, the self-absorbed, the mercenaries and the slackers. The Spurs were idealized but real, sort of a Leave It To Beaver, and the closest thing to Eddie Haskell was Gregg Popovich, their coach. Their five championships seemed like virtue rewarded, the way it happens in the movies.Now the Spurs are everyone else.They spent most of the season without Kawhi Leonard, thanks to a dispute over how badly his quadricep was hurt, whether the Spurs’ doctors misdiagnosed it, who should be taking care of it, and whether Leonard, the NBA’s best two-way player in 2016-17, was willing to risk playing. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Popovich and some veterans were clearly unhappy with Leonard, an opaque personality even in placid times. You can imagine Leonard was clearly unhappy with them with their public allusions about his want-to, considering how buttoned-up the Spurs usually are.Then San Antonio began sinking in the standings and probably shouldn’t have made the playoffs. As someone in the league said the other day, the Spurs find themselves in the bottom of the ninth.So the teardown begins. Whether Popovich wants to be part of it, especially after the passing of his wife Erin, will be learned later, probably in a statement.Even if the bridges between Leonard and the Spurs weren’t aflame, San Antonio would have to think about trading him and getting younger.That’s where the Clippers come in.
As throughout the season, Dzeko played very well last night at the Europa league match, in which he managed to achieve the new season’s hat-trick.In celebration of Roma over Villarreal, Dzeko earned his place in the team side by side with some of the best world striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Dzeko has reached the incredible statistical success, and last night with three goals, he rounded his personal score to eight goals in European competitions, and a total of 28 goals scored in a season.Besides him and Ibrahimovic, good play was also seen by BiH’s national team player Danijel Milicevic, who has provided a great game in the victory of Gento over Tottenham.(Source: radiosarjevo)