A report live from deafening crowd in Sacramento
Still have a ticket to sell for tomorrow’s games 113 AAA.
[Grange] Atlanta has been tied to Siakam for weeks and tried to re-engage the Raptors after the VanVleet news broke. Several other teams are believed to have checked in also. O.G. Anunoby — the smooth-shooting, all-NBA defender remains on the watch list for several teams, the Knicks especially.
Raptors were ready to increase their initial three-year, $90-million offer to include a partially guaranteed fourth year that would have brought the total guarantee to $100 million — a nice, round figure that was an important threshold for the formerly undrafted guard.
The Raptors felt they might still be in consideration if the Rockets were offering two years at $83 million, but when they went to three years and $130 million, there was no counter-offer
It was a remarkable confluence of events for VanVleet, who at times regretted not taking the full four-year, $114-million extension the Raptors were prepared to offer before the season as he struggled alongside the team. Toronto was in a tricky position at the trade deadline — moving VanVleet for a relatively paltry return (the Clippers were offering a package centred on Luke Kennard) would have been a tough sell locally and trading him somewhere he wouldn’t want to re-sign would have hurt his market value too.
Siakam turned down a three-year max extension at the beginning of last season in the hopes that he would qualify for his third all-NBA team and thus become eligible for a 'super max' extension worth 35 per cent of the salary cap.
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With no apology to JZAlvarado, just sign Papagiannis (and don't trade away our young talent or GP2) and then sign Saric or Derrick Jones Jr. and call it a day!
Yall are too enamored with sexy names and highlight reels. Derrick Jones would be a disaster on this team. But listen if we can get Javale back somehow, even if we don’t sign Daric, this will bode a much better offseason than last years. Javale and CJ would be two really solid pickups
Jason Timpf’s new video has quick looks at four games. Warriors at 13:38. He had REALLY nice things to say about Podz offense and how well it fits at GSW, especially his passing. Said he will be a better offensive player in his rookie season than DDV was this past season. (Goofus note: “Wha??!!”) Defense will be the big question https://youtu.be/DBZa-p-3G38
Great listen. Warriors part was only like 3 minutes
What's Dragan Bender up to nowadays?
The Saric news before FA started was probably a double edged sword — we called dibs on Saric, but that probably also prevents other 4/5’s from seriously considering us.
So that's why Wemby wasn't playing last night.
[Stein] The Spurs’ current plan is indeed for Victor Wembanyama to make his San Antonio debut Friday night in Las Vegas against Charlotte.
I read on reddit that Papagiannis 7"2 center from Turkey that can shoot 3s now is eyeing to return to the NBA and currently working out in San fran
More coaching news:
[Wojnarowski] Veteran assistant Bryan Gates has agreed to join Jason Kidd’s coaching staff with the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell ESPN. Gates spent the past two seasons with Monty Williams and the Suns.
Warriors: we need a big man
Meanwhile in Dallas:
Derrick Lively II
can someone help me out with a box score puzzle? there are a total of 73 missed field goals between the two teams, but only 46 total rebounds recorded… what happened to the other 27 missed shots?? were that many of them really just flying out of bounds?
Centers that are still free agents Christian Wood, Mo Bamba, Bol Bol, Bismack Biyombo, Blake Griffin, Montrezl Harrell, Frank Kaminsky, Willy Hernangomez, and Omer Yurtseven.
Stretch forwards that are still free agents: Dario Saric, Justice Winslow, Derrick Jones Jr., Markieff Morris, and Darius Bazley.
[Orlando Magic] PRESS RELEASE: Magic waive F/C Bol Bol
Ngl I miss Andrew bogut
I feel like the mob might show up to my house after suggesting this but.... would Dwight Howard be a good LAST RESORT option for that role of a regular season big? I feel like he would fit well with CP3.
[Wojnarowski] Alex Jensen has agreed to join Jason Kidd's coaching staff with the Dallas Mavericks, sources tell ESPN. Jensen spent the past decade on the Utah Jazz's staff, including several seasons as the top assistant to Quin Snyder.