Bill Russell jokes to Shaq, Kareem, Dikembe, Alonzo Mourning and David Robinson: ‘I would kick your ass’
Bill Russell hasn’t played in the NBA for a long time, but his trash talk game is still on point.
Russell was awarded the NBA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards Show on Monday, and was introduced on stage to much fanfare by the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dikembe Mutombo, Alonzo Mourning and David Robinson.
Beginning on the Tuesday following the third weekend of regular season games, the claiming priority is based on the inverse order of the standing of clubs in the current season’s games.
If a drafted rookie has not signed with his club by this date, he cannot be traded to any other club in 2017, and may sign a player contract only with the drafting club until the day of the Draft in the 2018 League Year.
Vezenkov is a clear draft-and-stash, playing for Barcelona currently. He won the Greek League MVP at 19 years old before going over the Spain. The key for him is athleticism. He has the skill, both in terms of shooting and passing, but he might not be athletic enough for this level.
Jaramaz is incredibly fun to watch. He operates well in the pick-and-roll, and essentially tries to dunk on dudes at will. The key for him is the jump shot. He’s athletic enough to play in the NBA. If he can learn to shoot, he’ll make it over.