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NBA free agency: Danny Green explains why he signed with Lakers

first_img“I think our time was kinda up, but I think he was just trying to find the best situation where he could win,” Green said of Leonard and whether they were considering returning to Toronto. “And same for me, where we can win now. I’m getting older now, two or three years. The only reason why I kinda held off on Dallas a little bit is because it’s going to take some time. And I think L.A. probably is more in contention, more so sooner than Dallas is.” Green explained that the Mavericks heavily pursued him and were contenders, but he felt it would take too long for them to build a championship-winning team. Related News “So we’ve got to wait another day? And it seemed like forever, it’s only been five, six days really but damn. Day three you’re like, ‘Come on dude!’ Like, damn, feels like a month. But, I mean, I understand why he was waiting. I think he was waiting for both, or all three parties, to make moves — except for the Lakers — but the Clippers and Toronto, see what moves they’re going to make, what pieces they’re going to add to improve, or I guess to surround him. Especially in L.A.”Green and Leonard have been teammates for quite some time as the two played together with the Spurs starting in 2011. They both were traded to the Raptors last summer. “They expressed their interest, but at the same time as much as I wanted to be there, I knew that was going to be a building type of deal there and it was going to take two or three years before they started getting into the contention or to contender category I felt,” Green explained. “It all depended on how KP (Kristaps Porzingis) health-wise was, Luka (Doncic)’s coming up. A lot of things come into factor when it came to that.”It was a really hard conversation where I felt pressured into making the decision quick, because they put the heat on, but everybody in my family was like, ‘Be patient, relax, wait it out and see what happens first before you start jumping into anything.'”One aspect that made it hard for Green to make his decision was the fact that he was waiting for Leonard to decide first.“See, I talked to him in between meetings, ‘Oh I just got out of this meeting.’ ‘Alright, well how did it go?’ ‘Alright, it went good.’ ‘So, are you ruling this team out? Are you ruling this team out? Because I need to know man.’ And he’s like, ‘No, they’re still up there, they had a good meeting, we have another meeting tomorrow,'” Green said. Danny Green had no plans to return to Raptors, report sayscenter_img Danny Green became one of several free agents to sign with the Lakers after Kawhi Leonard joined the Clippers over the weekend, and he opened up about his decision on his podcast “Inside the Green Room with Danny Green.”The former Raptors guard went into detail about Leonard’s decision, while also revealing why the Lakers won out over other teams — like the Raptors and the Mavericks — that showed interest in him. Lakers free agency rumors: L.A. fills out roster with DeMarcus Cousins, 6 others after missing out on Kawhi Leonardlast_img read more

Anaheim shooting is third at a SoCal Denny’s

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The gunman was being sought by authorities. The shooting is the third to occur in a Southern California Denny’s in the past three days, after unrelated incidents in Pismo Beach and Ontario. In the Pismo Beach shooting Wednesday, a transient with two guns walked into the restaurant at lunchtime, shot two men dead, wounded a husband and wife, and committed suicide. A 37-year-old Pomona man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Denny’s restaurant in Ontario on Thursday after getting into an altercation with a group of people. The gunman was still being sought. ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – A gunman opened fire early Friday morning at a Denny’s restaurant and one man was killed and another seriously wounded, police said. It was the third fatal shooting to occur at the restaurant chain in Southern California this week. The latest shooting occurred about 2:45 a.m. at a Denny’s restaurant near Angel Stadium after a fight broke out between two large groups of people in the restaurant, said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department. One victim re-entered the restaurant after being shot and died inside, Martinez said. The other victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive. A gun was found near the scene, but officers weren’t sure if it was the weapon used in the shooting. It appears that the shooting was not related to street gangs, Martinez said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more