Clipperblog.com

Clipperblog.com, the official blog of the Los Angeles Clippers, offered its perspective on the team’s second round selections of Trey Thompkins and Travis Leslie.

The author had some nice things to say about Thompkins’ upside (not so much about Leslie), however, he does hint that there is “not a high probability that both will make the opening day roster”.

ESPN’s Andy Katz, who was a big promoter of the Georgia Bulldogs last off-season, mentioned both of the former Dawgs in his recent article “Draft decision not looking good for some”.  He too eludes to the fact that Thompkins and Leslie will have to “earn roster spots”.

In grading the Los Angeles Clippers’ draft, Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated gave them a “B-“, while CBS Sportsline’s Jeff Goodman could only afford the Clips a “C”.

And on a positive note, with the addition of Thompkins and Leslie to the NBA, Georgia’s representation in the league has now doubled (the other two being Sundiata Gaines and Damien Wilkins)!

Utah Jazz sign Sundiata Gaines to 10-day contract

I just finished watching ESPN’s Sportscenter for the third time today…I just can’t seem to get enough of the show’s opening clip which features Travis Leslie catching an alley-oop pass from Trey Thompkins and then flushing it on Georgia Tech’s D’Andre Bell.

The Columbia High School alum’s fantastic dunk also appeared on the “Top Plays” segment.

Anywho, I am digressing…

Sundiata Gaines was signed by the Utah Jazz to a 10-day contract pending a physical.  Read all about it here on the Utah Jazz home page.

Good luck to Sundiata in his first stint in the NBA.