Tragedy struck at a celebration Monday when gunmen shot four people at the Raptors’ championship parade in Toronto. None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening, and three arrests have been made, though no charges have yet been filed. Back in free-agency world, Al Horford decided to opt out of his contract with the Boston Celtics and will become a free agent. That’s not the case for Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry, who will remain with the team at least two more years. And circling back to the Finals, where will Kawhi Leonard, the prime free agent this offseason now that Kevin Durant is hurt, land?
Police eventually arrested a third suspect and are reportedly searching for a fourth.
BREAKING: At least 2 people reportedly been shot, 2 other people in custody and 2 firearms recovered by police following a shooting at the Toronto Raptors victory parade. Several others reportedly injured due to stampede: pic.twitter.com/k9F4rio5mh
— Live Report (@tweetlivereport) June 17, 2019
Word is the Celtics and Horford would still like to work out another deal, but for now, Big Al is a free agent.
ESPN story on Celtics All-Star center Al Horford joining free agency — with an intention to work toward a new deal with Boston. https://t.co/KAE2lVmrVX
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 18, 2019
Alvin Gentry has had a remarkable turnaround, from the hot seat in the wake of Anthony Davis’ trade demand to getting to coach the No. 1 pick with some added job security.
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 18, 2019
There is obvious tension in Houston, but perhaps that’s the just the price of falling short in the playoffs year after year. Winning would solve everything.
Daryl Morey says CP3 doesn’t want to be traded and the Rockets want to add “one more star to this team”
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) June 17, 2019
Kawhi Leonard to the Clippers? That’s the hot rumor, and it would further turn the Western Conference on its head for next season.
Kawhi Leonard’s focus is on the Clippers, not the Lakers. It is not even certain Kawhi would take a meeting with the Lakers as of now, per Woj.
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 18, 2019
• Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto | Associated Press
• Sources: Horford to be unrestricted free agent | ESPN.com