Roundup: Big paydays for UCLA basketball alums
Nice paydays for former Bruins – Kevin Love signed a 5-year, $110 million deal to stay with Cleveland, while ESPN’s Ramona Shelbourne was the first to the news that Arron Afflalo signed a 2-year, $16 million deal with the Knicks. Get money.
Meanwhile, former Duck Luke Ridnour has been traded four times in the last week, and USA Today’s Jeff Zillgitt writes that Ridnour is taking it in stride. He’s technically been on the Magic, Grizzlies, Hornets, Thunder and Raptors in the last seven days, and the first three trades happened in a span of 25 hours.
Stefan Nastic will play for the Golden State Warriors at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, re-uniting with Chasson Randle. Before that, he’ll suit up for the Spurs at Utah Jazz Summer League.
A fire destroyed the home of Utah quarterback Donovan Isom in Louisiana; luckily, everybody made it out of the house alive, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.
Going through the SI Vault, we go back to an article originally written in 2011 on why Jake Plummer retired from football in his prime. I suggest you give it a read-through.
Kyle Ringo features Colorado women’s basketball player Alina Hartmann, who will be representing Germany at the U-20 European Championships in Spain (the event begins Thursday).
Cal sports information director Jonathan Okanes gives us the top Cal athletics stories from 2014-15.
David Lombardi tells us who will be the replacements for Washington football in 2015, with quarterback and offensive line being chief among the concerns.
AZ Desert Swarm points out that NFL.com ranked Scooby Wright III second for best intangibles in college football.
Connor Letourneau dives into the Oregon State running back competition. Storm Woods and Chris Brown are the top guys here.
Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times features USC freshman quarterback Sam Darnold in this link. A name to keep in mind for the future, as he’s probably redshirting this season.