Wizards fall; 19 for Hachimura

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Rui Hachimura of the Wizards plays against the Nets in NBA Las Vegas Summer League action on Monday.

The Associated PressDzanan Musa blocked an attempt at the tying 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 88-85 win over Washington during Las Vegas Summer League action on Monday.

Musa had missed a free throw at the other end that would have given the Nets a four-point lead.

Josh Gray scored 19 points, Amida Brimah scored 14 and Nicolas Claxton added 12 for Brooklyn (2-1). Musa had eight points, six rebounds and five assists.

Rui Hachimura, the No. 9 pick in last month’s draft, had 19 points and seven rebounds for Washington. Troy Brown Jr. had 16 points and nine rebounds and Troy Caupain added 15 points for the Wizards.

Washington (1-1) led 40-33 at halftime, but the Nets outscored the Wizards 34-22 in the third quarter.

Nuggets add Grant

DENVER (AP) — Jerami Grant gives Denver another power forward who can do a little bit of everything.

The Oklahoma City Thunder obtained yet another first-round pick, which allows them to do a little bit of anything.

The Nuggets bolstered their front court by acquiring the 25-year-old Grant from the Thunder on Monday for a 2020 first-round pick. ESPN first reported the deal.

It’s an additional first-round selection for the Thunder, who are in line for at least four more assuming the blockbuster deal that sends Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers goes through. It would also give Oklahoma City the rights to as many as 13 first-round picks over the next seven drafts.

The 206-centimeter, 100-kilogram Grant is coming off a breakout season that saw him set career highs in points (13.6) and rebounds (5.2). He shot 49.7 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from 3-point range. On the defensive end, he displayed his versatility by blocking 100 shots and recording 61 steals.


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