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Heisler: Despite what you’ve heard, Kawhi Leonard is not on his way to Lakers yet

first_imgComing early this year … it’s Christmas in Lakerdom!Kawhi Leonard wants to be a Laker!LeBron James might want to, too! With Kawhi here, the Lakers could move from co-favorites with Houston into leading contenders!LeBron might still be able to bring yet another big free agent, like his pal, Chris Paul, or Paul George. Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Even before ESPN scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski reported – credibly, as ever – that Leonard wants to be traded to the Lakers, a pundit for the Worldwide Leader in Sports had thrown out the fantastic possibility of Kawhi, LeBron and CP3 – all – joining the Lakers.That story, by Kevin Pelton, is speculative … but technically possible.What has changed are the presumed ground rules in the LeBron Derby: The Cavaliers, long aware James might leave, are now expected to seek something back by agreeing to trade him to the team he chooses.Interested teams no longer need to create a $36 million maximum salary slot on their own. The Lakers, who already have close to two max slots, could get LeBron and two more superstars.If the Cavs take back salary along with prospects, what had concerned only a few teams has been broken wide open. The result will be a fantastic level of wheeling and dealing, possibilities, and headlines, such as today’s.Since anyone can say anything, it’s wise to stick with the little that we know … which suggests, at least to me, that Kawhi is exceedingly unlikely to become a Laker.It has long been known that the newly enigmatic Leonard, coming off a season that he largely took off with a minor-looking injury, wants to be a Laker. Wojnarokwsi reported as much months ago.Woj also reported that the Spurs have put their mis-spent season behind them and will sit down with Kawhi in the hope of finding out where his head is and, if still on Earth, wooing him back with the super-maximum $219 million extension only they can offer him.Kawhi’s people have reportedly not conveyed his desire to be traded to the team. Without risking a tampering bust, they can’t have told the Lakers … although the Lakers not only know about it but are assuredly wide-eyed at the prospect, which would take precedence, even over James, who’s seven years older, almost two generations in NBA time.That’s as far as anyone has reported it has gotten, until now with the season’s end and the yawning news hole prompting the speculation that’s now racing ahead of events.This thing still must proceed in steps.• Leonard and the Spurs will presumably meet although no timetable has been reported.They’ll either fall into each others’ arms and agree last season was a big misunderstanding, or not, in which case the team really will shop Kawhi.• If Leonard is leaving, Spurs boss Gregg Popovich will help decide where he’s going, with Kawhi under contract for next season.I can’t imagine Popovich, who is as transparent as he is principled, trading Leonard in a deal that could create another Western Conference super-power … and, worse still, in the person of their old arch-rivals, the Lakers.Related Articles VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Popovich has long cautioned against deals that help West rivals. In a notorious exception in 2007, his trusty GM, R.C. Buford, got him to trade the rights to Luis Scola to Houston. Scola became a Rockets mainstay and the Spurs received nothing from the deal. Popovich is said to have clenched his teeth for months.If seeing Scola in Houston would have been a 1 on the Spurs’ 10-point scale of devastating, Kawhi in a Lakers uniform would be off the charts.Far likelier is a deal to an Eastern Conference team. With Boston sure to be as interested as the Lakers, that could mean San Antonio acquiring a glowing prospect like Jayson Tatum or, perhaps, two, such as Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier.Interestingly, there might be another local option for Leonard if Pop bars the door to the Lakers. … the Clippers, who would presumably offer all they have – take DeAndre Jordan, please – to rebuild around Kawhi.With less fear of building a Clippers dynasty than helping create yet another Lakers dynasty, Popovich might go for that.All this will remain speculation until something actually happens, presumably in July, although more reports from the Worldwide Leader will be along momentarily. Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersWith a James-Leonard-Paul nucleus, it wouldn’t even matter if LeBron is getting up there at 33 and Paul gets hurt every spring. They could just play LeBron 50 games during the season, and let CP3 take the whole thing off and just play in the postseason!Oh, right, and then there’s real life.What’s the difference between “headlines” and “events?”In an “event,” something happens.In a “headline,” nothing has to happen. Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” last_img read more

Finding Perfect Music Is Easier and Faster with PremiumBeat

first_imgThe new features available at PremiumBeat take music search and music discovery to new heights. Check out the newest tools and enhancements that make your search for that perfect track a breeze.Over the last several months, the PremiumBeat team has been hard at work making your experience with our site more pleasant. We knocked on multiple doors, called tons of numbers, and sent thousands of emails asking videographers, filmmakers, and podcasters what they’d improve in music search and music discovery.Afterward, we put together a list, rolled up our sleeves, and got to work. Now we’re proud to walk you through all the great enhancements and additions we’ve brought to PremiumBeat.Let’s take a look.Impressive HomepageLet’s start with the new homepage. We combined all the most important parts in the dynamic tabs, so you don’t have to scroll. The Browse view helps you find the tracks that our musicians curate for you. You’ll also see the trending tracks and the newest additions to our music library. Don’t like our selections? There is always the “View All” button that makes thousands of tracks immediately available.The Collections view gives you that personal touch from our music editors. These are the music collections we argued about, agreed on, and then argued about some more. They’re the best we have to offer, so enjoy the ultra-curated tunes in this view.Already know the genre and the mood you need for your project? Then turn to the Genres and Moods views, and get what you need with a single click.PRO-free MusicWe know that sometimes you need music cleared of all rights whatsoever. For this, we’ve created a unique PRO-free music collection. This music collection includes thousands of tracks composed by artists who aren’t affiliated with performance rights organizations (PROs). In other words, this music is perfect for projects that end up on television, film, or radio.If, say, you’re in Germany, this music is GEMA-free. The same is valid for all other countries.Now it’s easy to find PRO-free music on PremiumBeat. Use the PRO-free filter in the Advanced filter section on the search page.We’ve also marked PRO-free tracks as such on their respective pages. Keep an eye out for them on music track pages.Working with PRO OrganizationsIf the music you picked is not marked as PRO-free, and you plan to use it in a feature film or on TV or radio, you’ll need to go through these additional easy steps. Have a look — we’ve explained how to report the music you’ve used in your projects in easy-to-follow guidelines.New Search RefinementsWe’d like you to focus on the creative part of your project, like spending your time figuring out new approaches to your edits in your NLE. With that in mind, we realize how important it is to find the right music track quickly. Our team looked at the most-requested refinements and added them to the site’s search. Now you can refine your music search results to get to that ideal track in no time.We added a whole family of Advanced Filters.Start with the Editor’s Pick filter. Explore our music team’s curated favorites. We put hours into these playlists, and we hope you’ll love them as much as we do.You probably know that all PremiumBeat music tracks come with shorts and loops. A vast majority of our tracks also include stems. You can now filter all tracks and listen only to the tracks with Stems, with Short versions, and/or with Loops.If you don’t know what those terms mean, here’s a quick rundown:Music Stems are audio files split into several music elements. Stems offer more editing control over the audio.Shorts are shortened versions of a music track.Loops are short sections of a music track edited to repeat continuously.If your project needs instrumental music, we have you covered with the new Instrumental Only advanced filter. It takes you just a click to exclude vocals from your search results. Give it a try!Advanced Music Search TechniquesNow that you’ve made it all the way here, how about a treat?Whether you’re new to PremiumBeat or you’ve been using the music library for quite a while, you’ve probably set up a number of music playlists. Scrolling through them all may be time-consuming. To make your life easier, you can search all your carefully selected playlists. Just use the search field in the playlist area of your PremiumBeat account. Search by the playlist name, the name of the track, or the artist’s name.We also added Instruments in our search prompts. Give those prompts one extra second to show up when you type in the search field.Here is another search secret you didn’t know about: you can now search by the preview file name.We know how it works: you download the preview comp, put it in your project, and pass a bunch of versions to your client for approval. It takes the client days, weeks, or maybe months to get back to you. With the approved version in hand, you need to license the track. Just throw the file’s name in the search field, and you’ll get to the track’s page in no time.Our search pages now feature multiple pages for easier navigation. The interesting thing is that you don’t need to click through to each new page in your search results. Just use the keyboard shortcuts to browse through music.The Left/Right and Up/Down keys help you go through tracks and move from page to page when you reach the bottom of your search results. The Keyboard Shortcuts are true time savers!While browsing the site and listening to various music tracks, you’ll notice that the music player is there with you. We’ve made sure it’s present while you navigate from page to page. You can always pause the music.More Features ComingFinding the perfect music track isn’t easy; we know it can be time-consuming. But we designed all these enhancements to make your experience on our site truly better.With new music going up on the PremiumBeat library every day, our team is committed to helping you find the perfect track for your creative needs as efficiently as possible. And we’re planning to add even more useful tools.So stick around. We’ll be right back!All the above enhancements and updates can be already found on PremiumBeat.com.Looking for more details about adding music to your projects? Check out these useful articles.The Complete Video Editor’s Guide to Working with MusicHow Video Editors Can Increase Production Value Using Song StemsAudio Tips: How to Remove Vocals in a Song Using StemsWAV vs. MP3: Why You Need Hi-Res Audio for Your VideoCreative Ways You Can Use Music Loops in Your Videoslast_img read more