Gary Trent Jr.’s departure from the Portland Trail Blazers wasn’t without sadness: ‘On our team, we’re more than just teammates’

Last Thursday began like another typical game day for Gary Trent Jr.

He went to the Portland Trail Blazers’ shootaround that morning in Miami, worked on his shot, joked with teammates. Laughed.

A pregame nap back at his hotel room followed. That’s when his agent, Rich Paul, called.

“He just told me, ‘you’re going to get traded,’” Trent said. “And that was that.”

Texts began flooding Trent’s phone as the news become public prior to the NBA trade deadline. Many texts came from teammates, including mentor Damian Lillard. Trent said he called Anfernee Simons. Both were drafted together by

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SA-bound Pak team to undergo four tests before departure

ISLAMABAD: South Africa-bound Pakistan cricketers and support staff will be undergoing four Covid-19 tests before their departure to play two limited-overs series against the hosts starting with the opening One-Dayer on April 2 in Pretoria.

The first Covid-19 test will be carried out on March 16 as every member of the 35-member squad will be required to undergo the test before leaving home. “All the members of the squad will only leave their houses once they are tested negative. Upon their arrival for the short training camp in Lahore, the players as well as support staff will be tested again

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