Veteran NBA big man Marreese Speights will be joining the BIG3, Ice Cube’s professional three-on-three league, for the 2020 season, tweets Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. According to Spears, Speights will be a player and co-captain for Bivouac this year.
Bivouac, one of the teams introduced in the BIG3’s 2019 expansion, was captained last season by former NBA forward Josh Smith, and he’s one of several captains who have re-signed for the coming season, per ESPN’s Eric Woodyard (Twitter link). Speights will fill one of just seven open captain or co-captain slots available around the league.
Here are more odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- Former first-round pick John Jenkins, who suited up for the Wizards and Knicks last season, has signed with Hapoel Eliat in Israel, the team announced (hat tip to Sportando). Jenkins had just joined a team in China last month, so it seems he was let out of that contract when the CBA went on hiatus due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- According to Terry Lefton and John Lombardo of L.A. Biz, the next round of jersey sponsorship deals for NBA teams could be worth at least 30% more than the original deals (hat tip to RealGM).
- HoopsHype provides an informative breakdown on which NBA players are on track to earn bonuses in their contracts this season and which will fall short of those incentives.
- In an interesting piece for NBC Sports, Tom Haberstroh and Monte Poole take an in-depth look at marijuana use in the NBA. Despite league rules prohibiting marijuana use, six players surveyed by Haberstroh and Poole estimated that more than half of the NBA’s active players use it in some form.
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4 thoughts on “And-Ones: Speights, BIG3, Jenkins, Jersey Ads”
Highest single season total 3PM for Mo Buckets, 103. Highest single season total for Larry Legend, 98. Mo did do it in 6 more games though.
The ad patches should have to be in the colors of the uniform. GE did that for the Celtics’ gold on green unis and it looked good almost classy. Though part of that was the contrast was reduced with the metallic gold on green; it was hard to read overall.
Well this is a change in topic. To the last item, I have found that for people who get smoke cannibus on the regular, that they overestimate the people who they call users, by mixing in people (esp women) who will accept a toke if offered, with those who set aside daily times to get high. Very different situation unless one wants to get all “law & order” about it.
Still, it would be a good way to wind down after a game, just to signal your body if nothing else. I personally even had to quit attending HS games for a while because it was hard to sleep afterwards! (Turns out I probably had hypertension. Whatever)
Good to hear Josh Smith will return as captain of the Bivouac. Mo Speights joining him as a co-captain is great, now if only they can get rid of Will Bynum who single handedly shot them out of the playoffs last year.