Buddy, Beal and buying power

The NBA Draft is here, which is to say the NBA offseason is here, which is to say it's going to get busy.

Good morning. Let’s basketball.

But first, A Dream in the Appenine from British romantic painter Samuel Palmer.

Buddy Ball

Kevin O’Connor from The Ringer (a great website) reports that the Lakers have stepped up their offer to the Kings in attempts to trade for Buddy Hield, now apparently offering Montrezl Harrell, the No. 22 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft a…

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