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Lakers guard Austin Reaves is open to a new nickname.
During a surprisingly successful rookie season in which Reaves went from being an undrafted prospect, to a two-way designation, to signing a two-year contract and becoming a starter, he picked up a couple of monikers from the Laker faithful: “AR-15” and “Hillbilly Kobe.”
Reaves would be OK distancing himself from both.
“I don't condone any gun violence that happens around our country,” Reaves told ESPN. “But you can't really control what [nickname] people give you. I mean, I didn’t come out and say my name was that. There's been others, like the ‘Hillbilly Kobe,’ that probably aren’s the best thing in the situation that’s going on, with Kobe’s passing.”
Spurs Reporter LJ Ellis: "According to multiple sources, the trade that is closest to happening involves Kyrie Irving being sent to the Los Angeles Lakers and Russell Westbrook being routed to the Spurs"
LJ Ellis has been covering the spurs since 1998.
In his article he said:
The Spurs are actively looking to rent out their cap space in exchange for draft capital. With All-Stars like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell on the trade market, the Spurs are hoping to be handsomely rewarded for helping to facilitate the acquisition of one of those big names.
According to multiple sources, the trade that is closest to happening involves Kyrie Irving being sent to the Los Angeles Lakers and Russell Westbrook being routed to the Spurs. To facilitate that trade, the sources tell me the Spurs want an unprotected first round pick from the Lakers.
As SpursTalk was first to report, San Antonio didn’t want John Collins and was instead demanding unprotected first round picks in order to deal Murray to the Hawks. If the Lakers want the Spurs to help them land Irving, San Antonio is aiming to add to their collection of unprotected picks.