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GW's Tyler Cavanaugh intrigues Spurs, Jazz enough to get pre-draft workouts

GW's Tyler Cavanaugh intrigues Spurs, Jazz enough to get pre-draft workouts

George Washington's best scorer and rebounder, Tyler Cavanaugh, has pre-draft workouts lined up with the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs, among other teams, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com before his agent, Keith Glass, confirmed Friday.

Cavanaugh will workout for the Jazz, who are in a first-round playoff series with the L.A. Clippers, this weekend. The Spurs just ended their first-round series in six games with the Memphis Grizzlies.

A transfer from Wake Forest who spent the last two years with the Colonials, the 6-9 forward averaged 18.3 points and  8.4 rebounds as a senior and shot 40.9 percent from three-point range.

In his final college regular-season game, he had 30 points and eight rebounds in an upset of Dayton. Cavanaugh led the Colonials to a 20-15 finish and a first-round victory in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. He improved his stock with an MVP at the coach's showcase at Final Four weekend in Phoenix, and a standout performance at the Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational. 

The biggest question he'll have to answer is whether he has the athleticism to sustain in the NBA which will hold the draft June 22. 

Cavanaugh signed with Glass Global Group. If he's not drafted in the two rounds, which is likely to happen, Cavanaugh will go the free-agent route to find a spot through summer league play in Orlando, Salt Lake City or Las Vegas to assist him his development.

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas not yet in the clear with hip injury, will get tests next month

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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas not yet in the clear with hip injury, will get tests next month

Isaiah Thomas was shut down by the Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals due to an impingement and labral tear in his right hip, an injury that did not require surgery, just rest. In a few weeks the Celtics hope to know more about his timeline to recovery.

Thomas evidently isn't quite in the clear despite three months having passed. According to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, Boston will run more tests on Thomas' hip in early September.

Here is what Stevens said on The Vertical Podcast with Chris Mannix, as transcribed by CSN NE:

“He has another follow-up and another scan in the early part of September when he arrives back here out east, and from there we will know an exact timeline," Stevens said. "Obviously, it’s been a lot of appropriate rest, a lot of rehab. There have been some good strides here certainly in the last month or few weeks, but we’re not going to know that until after that early September timeframe... Ultimately, obviously you want to go into every season 110 percent healthy and we’ll find out where we stand with everybody, but more so you want what’s best for him.”

Thomas doesn't need to rush into anything and he has extra incentive to take things slowly. This is the final year of his contract and he's already stated he is gunning for a max deal next summer.

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VIDEO: John Wall put on a show in James Harden's charity basketball game

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VIDEO: John Wall put on a show in James Harden's charity basketball game

John Wall was back on the court this weekend playing in James Harden's charity basketball game down in Houston at Rice University and once again put on a show like he did weeks ago in the Miami Pro League.

This time Wall and Harden were joined by Chris Paul, who is now Harden's teammate on the Rockets. The trio combined to make a highlight video that quickly blew up on social media:

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Here is the full video courtesy of BallisLife.com:

Some of Wall's best highlights are on defense when he's guarding Paul. It's not often you see that in these types of videos.

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