Edwards’s parents, who raised him in Atascocita, Texas, were thrilled, surprised, and relieved when he was taken in the second round by the Celtics. It was a culmination of nearly 20 years of hard work — of their son, considered undersized in the NBA world, telling them he was going to get here. The Celtics signed Edwards to a four-year contract, a testament to their confidence in his abilities. He will enter training camp later this month with a legitimate shot to earn playing time after leading the Celtics in scoring during summer league play. His parents, James and Carla, said they are a little saddened to lose their son to the real world — to a new city and a professional life — but they are overcome with glee because it’s a dream fulfilled. “You put in all the work since they were this big and then he realizes his goals,” Carla said. “All your weekends are taken up and basketball turns into a year-round thing. It was just … [Read more...] about Celtics’ Carsen Edwards got here thanks to a team effort
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Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 10:55 AM EDT Jul 29, 2019 The first day of free agency brought a flurry of contract agreements totally more than $3 billion. That set the stage for an overheated market where 40% of the league’s workforce was on the market. The Detroit Pistons were bystanders when it came to big-ticket players, but used every means available to improve the roster. Lacking cap space and only armed with mid-level and biannual exceptions for free agency, the Pistons addressed needs with point guard Derrick Rose and big man Markieff Morris. They added a potential starter at small forward before free agency, trading for Tony Snell. The Pistons drafted forward Sekou Doumbouya, a talented top-10 prospect who fell to No. 15. The Pistons signed another point guard, Tim Frazier, for protection against the injury histories of Rose and Reggie Jackson. The Pistons added frontcourt depth by picking up big man Christian Wood off the waiver wire. Training camp is … [Read more...] about Where do Detroit Pistons stand after offseason of upheaval?
The discussions are ongoing. Cal Quantrill will start Sunday, allowing the Padres to push the next starts for Chris Paddack and Matt Strahm back one day each. Barring a front-of-the-rotation type addition, Padres manager Andy Green will consider other in-house names throughout the season as the organization, one game at a time, attempts to scrap together more than 1,400 innings from its pitching staff. It’s a path the Padres, for all intents and purposes, started down last August upon placing two veteran starting pitchers on waivers. The return of one Friday night — Pirates right-hander Jordan Lyles and his 2.09 ERA — is a reminder of what the Padres just might be missing even if they remain steadfast in their commitment to discover all they can about the pitchers emerging from the game’s best farm system. “We’re growing because of the looks at those young guys,” Green said. “Yeah, you can always throw a new arm in there and have somebody … [Read more...] about Padres notes: Could starting rotation have used Jordan Lyles?