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Nets picks Cameron Thomas, Day’Ron Sharpe hungry to help however they can

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The Nets have a glaring need for a wing defender, but spent their two first-round picks on a center and yet another isolation scorer. Basically, they went best available player — and said they would again.

The Nets got volume scoring guard Cameron Thomas with the No. 27-overall pick and selected 6-foot-11, 265-pound Day’Ron Sharpe two spots later, with a pick acquired from the Suns. General manager Sean Marks essentially said the Nets’ draft board told them who to take, and they didn’t argue. And they won’t have buyer’s remorse whether Thomas and Sharpe contribute right from camp or late in the year or next season.

“Me being a three-level scorer, I can just bring all of that to the Nets, off the bench, whether it’s out of the gate or later in the year. You can never have too much scoring,” Thomas said. “I’m just ready to contribute, play now or later in the year. I just can’t wait to get to work.”

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The Nets have superstars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, but struggled against the Bucks with Irving and Harden both hurt.

Thomas is seen as a one-trick pony, but his lone trick is the most valuable one in the league.

“Like Cam said, you can never have enough [scoring],” Marks said. “We’re always looking for the best available. Very fortunate that both these young men were on the board when we were picking, so we’re thrilled with that.

“Regarding the scoring, that’s certainly something we’re always looking for. But we’re trying to look at where the other holes may be on the roster, nd to have a draft before free agency, you’re never sure what’s going to happen. We’re fortunate to have these guys and watch them develop.”

Part of Thomas‘ development will be learning shot selection. His form is impressively pure, better than one would think for a player who shot just 40.6 percent overall and 32.5 percent from 3-point range.

When asked whether Thomas’ confidence led to him taking so many contested shots at LSU or whether that’s what the Tigers needed to win, Nets head coach Steve Nash was unconcerned.

“He was asked to do a lot in college, to create a lot of balance and take tough shots late in the clock,” Nash said. “He’s more than capable to be an excellent shooter in our league. He’s got to go out [and] prove it. He’s got to work at it every day. All great shooters shoot every day and work at it religiously. But all the tools are there.”

Sharpe showed a better outside touch than expected in a predraft workout with the Nets, and he impressed enough to be a target early on.

“It’s a dream come true. They’re giving me a chance, an opportunity to prove myself. I feel like I’m gonna be a sleeper in this draft,” Sharpe said. “When it comes to physicality, I’m a physical player. I’m not going to let nobody push me around or do what they want. I’m gonna hold my ground. … I like to accept the challenge when I switch onto a guard. I like to accept the challenge to prove to people that I can defend.

“I feel like I have to prove myself to get my minutes. … You got to prove yourself before anybody gives you respect.”

The one thing Sharpe wasn’t prepared for is joining the Big 3, and the superteam he used to see in “NBA 2K.”

“I was like ‘Dang, I’m ’bout to play with KD, James Harden and Kyrie. That’s crazy.’ I play the games, so on ‘2K,’ you consider the Nets a superteam, so you can’t even play with them,” Sharpe laughed. “Kyrie, James Harden and KD, they dunk and make everything so [easy].”

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
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There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
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He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

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