Memphis holds the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft and it is expected to select Murray State guard Ja Morant, which could make Conley expendable.Conley has also been linked to the Celtics — if Kyrie Irving leaves the team this summer — and the Pacers. “When I signed back a couple years ago, that’s a thought that goes through your head that, ‘man, I could play in the same place for 14 or 15 years,” Conley said in January (via NBA.com). “That’d be awesome, and hopefully retire one day as a Grizzly. You also understand that in three, four years a lot can happen and a lot can change.“Memphis is all I know. This is my home. I love everybody here and my teammates and the organization. I don’t know any better. This is new grounds for me, so we’ll just see how it plays out.”The Grizzlies finished last season with a 33-49 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. NBA trade rumors: Celtics, two other teams could target Mike Conley deal Conley averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 70 games for the Grizzlies last season. He shot 43.8% from the field and 36.4% from 3-point range.The Grizzlies originally selected Conley out of Ohio State with the fourth pick in the 2007 draft and he has spent his entire career with the franchise. He has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $153 million extension he signed with Memphis in July 2016. Related News Lakers free agency rumors: Kyrie Irving ‘wants to play with’ Anthony Davis NBA trade rumors: Pelicans ‘monitoring’ potential deal for Wizards star Bradley Beal The Jazz could be closer to acquiring Mike Conley Jr.Memphis has intensified discussions about potentially moving the 31-year-old guard and Utah is a “front-runner” to land him if he’s traded this week, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. The Jazz also reportedly pursued Conley before the deadline but no deal was ultimately reached.
On the pitch, Neymar will miss the first three games of next season’s Champions League for insulting match officials following PSG’s defeat to Manchester United.And PSG president Nasser al-Khelaifi insisted last month he will not tolerate any more “superstar behaviour”, comments some took to be directed at the 27-year-old.“The more great players you have, the better it is for the competition,” Tebas added.“In the case of Neymar, my opinion is that the behaviour off the pitch does not seem very appropriate, nor is it very good for the competition.“The news is always about whether the player has done this or that. We have worked a lot in this league to represent the right values and we don’t want to change that image.”Neymar spent four years at Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, winning the Champions League and two La Liga titles. He scored 68 goals in four seasons at the club.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: NeymarMadrid, Spain | AFP | La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he would rather Neymar does not return to La Liga if he cannot improve his behaviour.Neymar left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros in August 2017, but could make a surprise move back to Camp Nou this summer.“In my opinion if Neymar behaves better, he can be a great player,” Tebas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero late Sunday.“But I think behaviour and the values that we set as a competition are also very important. I prefer another type of player.“Neymar is a great player, but if the example off the pitch is not correct, then to be honest I’d prefer him not to come to the Spanish league.”Neymar has denied allegations he raped a woman in Paris and last month attempted to prove his innocence by making public what he claims is an exchange of messages between them.Spain’s tax authorities are also investigating Neymar over a bonus he earned at Barcelona and the transfer fee paid to him by PSG, while he remains in dispute with Barca regarding a loyalty payment of 26 million euros.
Facebook3Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of County CommissionersHistoric preservation programs in Thurston County have been given a boost, thanks to grants authorized by the Board of County Commissioners on Friday, December 14, 2018. The Board approved seven grant application requests for 2019 heritage grant funding.Funding for the grants comes under an enactment from the 2005 legislature that sets aside $1 from each $5 historic document recording fee collected by the county auditor. The grant program is managed by the Thurston County Historic Commission who review and recommend funding in compliance with guidelines established by the Commissioners.The Thurston County Historic Commission received and ranked eleven complete applications. The seven grant applications that were awarded 2019 grant funding were:Olympia Film Society – Restoration of the Capitol Theater façade windows, $5,000City of Lacey/Lacey Museum – Interviews and cataloguing of photos from the first and only city newspaper the ‘Lacey Leader’, $5,000Olympia Tumwater Foundation – Replace HVAC system in the historic Schmidt House, $5,000City of Rainier – Renovate and preserve historic Rainier School/Lutheran Church, $5,000The Sand Man Foundation – Deck repairs and dry rot replacement throughout the tugboat, $5,000NW Institute for Leadership & Change – Conduct interviews and document the history of African Americans who came to our area between 1950 and 1975, $5,000YWCA Olympia – Transfer historical documents to the Washington State Historical Society for preservation, Phase II, $2,200