The 15th-overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft, Nash’s early professional career was stifled by a Phoenix Suns depth chart that, at various times, included legendary point guards Kevin Johnson, Sam Cassell and Jason Kidd (left), the latter of whom served as the Nets head coach in 2013-14. ‘Congratulations to my friend @SteveNash on becoming […]
A significant part of why teams wanted that draft pushed back — in this case, likely a month to November 18 — was to allow the NBA and NBPA more time to negotiate the new salary cap numbers for 2020-2021. Teams need those figures to be able to conduct trades around the draft.
Ainge is probably right to assume that he’s not going to get a better return for Rondo. He’s a four-time All-Star, but he hasn’t been the same player he was before suffering a torn ACL in 2013. This year, he’s leading the league in assists at 10.8 per game but shooting an atrocious 33.3 percent […]
Rondo will be a free agent in 2015 and reports say he wants to keep his options open for that, which is going to make it tough to trade him. No team is really going to give up much for him if he is going to bolt in a year.
That asking price could be a real issue. In the past the Celtics have demanded a top 20 type of player in return for Rondo — or a boatload of picks — and even if they bring that price down some in an effort to get a deal done, how much are teams really going […]
“A deal” implies a trade. That is unlikely, and if it happens it is only because next season comes apart for Milwaukee, Antetokounmpo comes to GM Jon Horst and says he is not re-signing, and they have to make a move at the next trade deadline. Fans/talking heads will make the “you have to get […]
Antetokounmpo is about to be a two-time MVP entering his prime; he can essentially choose where he wants to play — every team in the league would do whatever it took to get him. For more than a year now, sources have told NBC Sports that Milwaukee is a heavy favorite to re-sign the Greek […]
“We never really gave ourselves a chance,” Harden said of why the Rockets’ small-ball lost to the Lakers. “That’s rebounding, our switches, our offensive movement. That’s on us. If we’d given ourselves a chance and they beat us, we might have needed to switch it up.”
Devin, who attended University of Kentucky and Moss Point High School, Grandville High School, reportedly made $27M in 2019, after signing a $158 million maximum contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, who he has played with since 2015.
Sure, there have been some inevitable nods to the pandemic, from the all-virtual (and oddly compelling) draft in April to the cancellation of all (long-pointless) preseason games, to a testing protocol that has been impressively successful so far. They’re even largely going without fans, at least at first, though that is far from universal: the […]