Thunder fans went from having Russell Westbrook and a bag of Skittles to having Westbrook, Paul George, Patrick Patterson, and … well, pretty much the same bag of Skittles.
But in all seriousness, Patterson is a huge bargain at three years and $16.4 million. He should fit in nicely as possibly the Thunder’s starting power forward. Amazingly, he’s the most lucrative Thunder free-agent signing … ever?
Hayward eventually dropped a 2,100-word essay on The Player’s Tribune titled “Thank You, Utah,” so his mind was probably made when Haynes tweeted the news. But man, it could’ve gotten really ugly for Haynes had Hayward changed his mind and signed elsewhere.
As a result, Cleveland wants a deal similar to that of Denver, which traded Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the Knicks in 2011. In return, the Nuggets recouped a deep package of young, established players including Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, Raymond Felton, New York’s 2014 first-round pick, two second-rounders, and cash.
There are two teams that can give Cleveland what it wants
The Miami Heat have made both Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow available in Irving trades, according to ESPN. Winslow is good friends with Irving and would love to play with him, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, but the Heat package simply isn’t attractive enough to warrant MLB Cheap Jerseys parting ways with an all-world talent.
Instead, the Suns and the Celtics have the best pool of young players and trade assets on tap to pry Irving away from the Cheap Vintage Jerseys Cavaliers.
Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year, $3.3. million deal, with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to the Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Ball Mania is real. Lonzo Ball bounced back from his horrid 2-of-15 shooting debut to record a triple-double on Saturday. The crowd ooh’d and ah’d at his passing and exploded whenever a three-pointer went down. Sure, that’s normal. He’s the team’s top pick and prospect, standing out from the horde of unknown prospects without pedigree on both sides.
Still, nothing is normal when LaVar Ball and the clan — LiAngelo and LaMelo both present — watch everything happening from a corner dais. All clad in Big Baller Brand, of course. They were far from the only ones, and the T-shirts and hats sprinkled throughout the arena couldn’t have all been ironic. One fan even took an old Shannon Brown jersey and turned it into a Ball jersey with some yellow tape modification.
This is Rondo’s third consecutive deal with just one fully guaranteed season, as he hasn’t proven himself to any team enough to land a multi-year stay. He’s 31 years old, and long deals will be hard for him to find anymore, but in New Orleans he’ll a chance to make the playoffs. He didn’t have that opportunity in Sacramento or Chicago, and wouldn’t have had a similar chance if he pursued a deal with the Lakers.
With the Pelicans, his role is defined, and Miami Dolphins Cheap Jerseys if NHL Hockey Jerseys things work well between him and the bigs playing alongside Holiday, perhaps he could even finish his career there. He couldn’t have hoped for much more.
Another night of NBA Summer League basketball made for an emotional roller coaster that gave fans the ups and downs they’ll be in store for when the regular season rolls around in October.
Unfortunately, it was Saturday night. That means you were probably out partying, bar-hopping, in some mischief or just focused on something other than basketball. No problem, that’s what I’m here for.
The Mavericks traded for Noel as their next Tyson Chandler. Now, it’s about paying the young rim protector the money he wants before he can field lucrative offers as a restricted free agent.
Gasol opted out of a $16 million purse this season to give the Spurs financial flexibility and secure a longer-term contract for himself. The number he agrees to will affect what San Antonio can do in free agency this summer.
Andre Iguodala got his three-year, $48 million contract, and P.J. Tucker left Toronto to sign in Houston.
A lot of money was thrown around to say the least, and Kevin Durant hasn’t even re-signed with the Warriors yet (he’s expected to, though, so we didn’t include him in this list).
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other quality players left on the board. In fact, the free agency pool is still ripe with impact players looking to latch on to a team in playoff contention.
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