Kerr open to Warriors meeting Pelosi in Washington, but focused on camp

On Tuesday night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi publicly renewed an invitation for the Golden State Warriors to visit the U.S. Capitol in Washington – an obvious dig at the Trump White House, which rescinded the traditional champions visit invite last weekend.

Kerr to Trump: ‘Isn’t it you who must honor the White House?’

On Wednesday, Dubs coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Pelosi's invitation, but admitted it's not top of mind at the moment.

“Everything’s on the table,” Kerr said, per the Bay Area News Group’s Mark Medina. “We’re in training camp right now. The last thing I’m thinking about is what we’re going to do in Washington in January.”

Clearly, Kerr isn't thinking much about the visit yet. Most champions plan them around a trip to Washington to play the local teams, and the Warriors don't go to D.C. to face the Wizards until Feb. 28.

Pelosi represents California’s 12th congressional district, which encompasses the city of San Francisco.

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Westbrook to miss start of camp after PRP injection in knee

Russell Westbrook is expected to miss the first couple of days of training camp while recovering from a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in his right knee, Thunder general manager Sam Presti told reporters at the team's media day, according to ESPN's Royce Young.

Presti said the procedure was "nothing serious."

Westbrook has a history of injuries to his right knee, stemming from a torn meniscus suffered in the 2013 playoffs. The Thunder star missed nearly half of the 2013-14 season, undergoing a second surgery in October 2013 to fix a complication from the first procedure, then, finally, arthroscopic surgery in December 2013.

By drawing Westbrook's blood and isolating the natural healing properties in his platelet-rich plasma in a centrifuge, the blood could be re-injected into his knee in hopes of speeding up the recovery process for whatever is ailing the six-time All-Star.

Several stars have undergone PRP injections in recent years and came back without much complication. Warriors superstar Stephen Curry received a PRP injection during the 2016 playoffs, hoping to accelerate his recovery after tweaking his knee on a wet court surface. Kobe Bryant famously flew to Germany to receive the injection prior to the 2011-12 and 2013-14 seasons.

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Timberwolves sign Aaron Brooks to finalize training camp roster

The Minnesota Timberwolves have brought in another former Chicago Bulls guard to complete its training camp roster.

Aaron Brooks has signed an undisclosed deal with the Timberwolves to finalize the roster at 17 players, the team announced Thursday night.

Minnesota opens camp on Sept. 23 at the University of California.

Brooks, 32, made 65 appearances during the 2016-17 campaign for the Indiana Pacers, averaging five points and 1.9 assists while shooting 37.5 percent from 3-point range.

He also played for new head coach Tom Thibodeau in the Windy City in 2014-15, which could help his chances of cracking the roster.

Should that happen, Minnesota would mark Brooks’ seventh different home, having already suited up for the Bulls, Pacers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings, and Denver Nuggets.

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Report: Kendrick Perkins invited to Cavaliers training camp

Kendrick Perkins has been biding his time, waiting for an opportunity to make his way back into the NBA, and now he appears to have one – as small as it may be – with his former team.

The Cleveland Cavaliers invited the 32-year-old big man to attend training camp next week, sources told Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon.

He's unlikely to earn a roster spot, though, as the Cavaliers already have a full roster of 15 players under guaranteed contracts. They're also $ 18.6 million over the luxury tax. While Cleveland could make a cut to create room for him, it would cost the franchise a ton of money to do so.

Perkins was a member of the 2014-15 Cavaliers after being waived by the Utah Jazz. He made 17 appearances in an extremely limited role, averaging 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in just under 10 minutes per game.

He recently told The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn that he was hopeful someone would extend him a training-camp invite so he could show the world he still had something to offer on the hardwood.

Perkins was also present at LeBron James' minicamp in Santa Barbara, Calif., on Thursday.

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Report: Wizards’ Morris to undergo surgery, expected to miss camp

There’s never an ideal time to have surgery, but you’d have to think days before the start of training camp has to be right up there as one of the worst for an NBA player.

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris will be going under the knife on Friday to repair a sports hernia, and is expected to miss “at least” training camp which gets underway on Sept. 26, according to The Washington Post’s Candace Buckner.

He had been experiencing discomfort in the area late into the summer, holding off the surgery as a result of family issues and his current court case for felony assault charges stemming from an incident in 2015.

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This will be Morris’ second hernia operation, having had one back in 2010 prior to his junior season at Kansas University.

In 76 appearances last season for the 49-33 Wizards, Morris averaged 14 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 31.2 minutes per game as a starter.

Should he miss time heading into the 2017-18 campaign, Jason Smith would be the most likely candidate to take his place at the four spot.

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Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin Fight HARD on Marriage Boot Camp!

When you heard the news that Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin would be featured in the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp, you may have been a little underwhelmed.

After all, we've known that things were over for them for well over a year now.

It was late last year when their divorced was finalized — it's not exactly a secret how things end up for them.

So why would the show bother to show us footage of a relationship that's been dead for so long, especially when their breakup drama has already been so well-documented on Teen Mom 2?

We'll be honest, at first it sounded like a pretty poor choice.

But now we're finally seeing some scenes between Kailyn and Javi …

And even though the downfall of their relationship is such old news, actually seeing everything go down is proving to be very, very interesting.

You can tell things are going to be good when, in their intro, Javi explains that "Right now we're currently not together, but I am here to see if maybe that changes."

Then Kailyn adds "I came here with Javi with no intentions of getting back together."

Hey, at least she's honest.

It does seem like she's kind of on the fence though, because in another clip she says that she hopes that Marriage Boot Camp "can help us figure out how to solve our issues, because when I envision myself being married, I don't think that I would have ever anticipated it being this troubled."

Then we cut to a clip of all the cast members together — Kailyn is asked if they're married, and she laughs and says that they're "on our way to being divorced!"

Javi explains that yes, they are married, but she stresses that the divorce "will be finalized, like, next week."

If you think this sounds almost too messy, then you're thinking right.

One of their biggest issues, according to Kailyn, is that Javi refuses to let go of her past mistakes.

For Javi though, one of their lowest points was when he was deployed and "I found out she was sleeping with someone else."

She tries to say that that's not what happened, because "I don't believe it's cheating if you're separated."

He hits back with "I believe it's cheating when you don't know you're separated."

This touches on something we've heard before, which is that she believed the marriage was over before he ever left for his deployment, but he thought they were still working on things.

In yet another clip, she tells him that her heart isn't in the marriage anymore, that she just wants to be able to co-parent together and go their separate ways.

The doctors on the show are convinced that she's lying, because if she wasn't at least a little interested in repairing the relationship, she wouldn't be there.

Because why else would she do the show? It's not like she's getting a nice paycheck and some more exposure or anything.

Javi tries to tell her that the kids deserve for them to give their marriage one last shot, but she argues that sometimes it's best for a couple to split and be happy instead of staying in a miserable marriage just for the children.

It's actually all very, very sad.

Will you be tuning in this season?!

Check out Kailyn and Javi's drama for yourself in the video below:

Kailyn lowry and javi marroquin fight hard on marriage boot camp

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Report: Pelicans finalizing training camp deal with Perry Jones

The New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a training camp deal with free agent forward Perry Jones, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Jones last played in the NBA during the 2014-15 season, averaging 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.4 assists for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 25-year-old spent last season with the Iowa Energy of the formerly named D-League, averaging 6.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.

The Pelicans are in need of depth at small forward with Solomon Hill potentially out for the majority of the regular season.

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