Vietnamese American Jaylin Williams drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder 34th overall
Last night, University of Arkansas star Jaylin Williams held back tears as the Oklahoma City Thunder selected him with the 34th overall pick of this year’s NBA Draft. “This is just the beginning,” Williams told supporters at Bud Walton Stadium after his selection was announced. This past season, the 6-foot-10-inch and 240-pound power forward was a critical piece to a Razorbacks squad that reached the Elite Eight during the NCAA Men’s Division 1 basketball tournament.news.yahoo.com
KPRC 2′s Randy McIlvoy and Ari Alexander break down what they expect from the Houston Rockets on the eve of the NBA draft
With the NBA draft just one day away, KPRC 2 sports director Randy McIlvoy and sports anchor/reporter Ari Alexander sit down to share their thoughts on what the Houston Rockets may do to set up the team for future success.
Rockets flip Ariza and 16th pick for picks, cap room
HOUSTON – The Houston Rockets traded Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future protected 1st round pick, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets received the pick and Ariza earlier in the week after trading Robert Covington to Portland. The Rockets later purchased the Pistons’ 2021 second-round pick for $4.6 million. In the short term, the trade deprives Houston of a first-round pick and Ariza, a useful two-way player who is very familiar with Houston. Trading Ariza also gives the Rockets a Traded Player Exception, allowing them to sign another player.
This is how Harris County will be distributing its $30 million COVID-19 relief fund
HOUSTON – The public application period for Harris County’s $30 million COVID-19 relief fund started Tuesday and much like the Powerball and the NBA Draft, recipients will be chosen by lottery. “We’re very lucky to be granted $1 million to be able to serve about 700 clients in the Harris County area,” said Morgan Zeringue with JFS. “The best we can do is to make sure that the funds are awarded fairly,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Challenges post-HarveyThe county’s COVID-19 relief fund comes at a time when memories of the Harvey relief fund still linger. In March, the Texas General Land Office, unhappy with the recovery progress, came to an agreement with the county on the rebuilding of single-family homes.