Morris brothers to stand trial
Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, the two notable brothers, playing in NBA teams Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons respectively face assault charges against a man outside a Phoenix recreation center. Maricopa County Superior court announced that a trial will be held for the twin brothers and that the trial’s jury selection will start on Wednesday, September 13th. Their defence lawyer, however, stood his ground saying that the brothers had nothing to do with the beatings involving the man in 2015 for which a felony assault charge was slapped against them. The man was severely injured with a broken nose and a couple of more injuries. Prosecutors though are saying that the Morris brothers were involved in an “orchestrated attack” against victim Erik Hood, a friend of theirs who allegedly sent an inappropriate message to the twin’s mother. If convicted the brothers could face prison time as well as disciplinary actions by the NBA which could be a minimum ban of 10 games.
LA Lakers sign star player Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut is 32 and has a lot of experience on the side having won the NBA Championship. So, it was not a surprise when talks of him agreeing to a deal with the LA Lakers surfaced, and now it seems that the talks have borne fruit. Andrew Bogut is said to have agreed on a deal with the LA Lakers for his minimum 2.3 million USD. Some reports though seemed to hint at this being a partial deal only as the Lakers have an expanded roster as they enter the pre-season training. Bogut has been in form lately, and with that amount of experience Lakers president Magic Johnson and general manager, Rob Pelinka who had been the player’s manager for a lot of high profile players including Kobe Bryant thought that he would be a profitable addition to their side. Lakers are also looking to sign other superstar free agents like Paul George and Russell Westbrook in the next offseason and if Bogut keeps to his usual high standards, with the addition of the formers Lakers could once again become a formidable side.
Isaiah Austin to play for Pilipinas in FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Isaiah Austin gets to banner the Chooks-to-go in the Asian cup meet to be held at Chenzhou, China for the 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup. Austin is a former Baylor star player who was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome but has since beat the condition to keep his dreams of playing professional basketball alive. He will have a team consisting of Kiefer Ravena, Jeron Teng, Jeric Teng, Carl Bryan Cruz, RodEbondo, Raymar Jose, Norbert Torres, Jett Manuel, Almond Vosotros, AlfrancisTamsi, and LA Revilla. Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes will handle the squad.