Daily Gossip, Sunday 14/6/15

Attempting to spill some NBA gossip that isn’t about the Finals is a difficult task in itself, but Latvian Kristaps Porzingis has changed that.

PORZINGIS TO THE LAKERS?

It has been reported that the Los Angeles Lakers are pondering the 7-foot Latvian for the number two pick.

“Draft scuttle: Hearing Porzingis not only in play for Philly at No. 3 but now giving Lakers something to ponder at No. 2. Stock rising fast,” ESPN’s Marc Stein tweeted.

Porzingis might now be getting consideration inside the top 3. The latest rumour suggests that the Sixers are definitely considering him at No. 3, and that even the Lakers now have something to think about.

JR SMITH: WARRIORS GOT LUCKY?

Golden State’s comfortable 103-82 in game four was certainly impressive. But Cavs shooter JR Smith was less than impressed.

Instead, Smith stated that he wasn’t too impressed with Golden State’s adjustments and that it was a case of cherry-picking when Cleveland didn’t get back on defence, and guys who don’t normally knock down shots making some big ones.

Via CBS Sports:

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith told reporters Saturday at Finals media availability that he didn’t really think the Golden State Warriors’ adjustments in Game 4 had much to do with the outcome, a 103-82 Warriors win. 

“Honestly, I don’t really think it did much,” Smith said. “They got a few cherry picks where we didn’t get back on defense. But other than that, they just made shots. Their non-shooters just made shots.” 

Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston combined for 60 points on 21-of-39 shooting (51 percent) and 7-of-17 from 3-point range. 

“I think Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green did a tremendous job scoring the ball,” Iman Shumpert said. “That took pressure off Curry and Klay. These guys are in the NBA. We know they can play. We have to make sure that we come out in the next game, set down, contest and rebound.”

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