Los Angeles Clippers president of basketball operations and head coach Doc Rivers will not be waiting patiently in regards to discussing a contract extension with the organization. It is believed that negotiations between him and the Clippers are set to begin soon now that it’s pretty much business as usual for the Los Angeles franchise. This report comes after the league announced that Steve Ballmer has officially gained ownership of the Clippers franchise. Rivers served as the voice of the Clippers team during the playoffs when
There are about a dozen players from the 2011 NBA draft whom you could argue deserve contract extensions. But thus far, only one has been extended – Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, the guy at the head of the class. Does that mean teams are holding out? Not necessarily. A year ago at this time, it was the same story for the 2010 draft class. Only top pick John Wall had gotten an extension. And even in a truly bad
Have the Indiana Pacers already gone as far as they can go with this roster? It’s a question overlooked with all the big moves being made this offseason in the Eastern Conference, and the Central Division in particular. A quick synopsis, for those who watched the World Cup and forgot about basketball since the Finals ended:Cleveland signed LeBron James, drafted Andrew Wiggins and could trade Wiggins to Minnesota in a blockbuster deal for Kevin Love. Chicago got rid of Carlos Boozer and
Lance Stephenson, seen posing with $1 million in cash, will be cashing in upwards of $27 million in Charlotte. Lance Stephenson has chosen to turn down longterm offers to stay in Indiana for the Charlotte Hornets. The reports seem as perplexing as his on-court behavior. He was being offered five years and $44 million guaranteed to remain with the Pacers, but opted for three years and $18 million guaranteed—the third year is a team option. While it may seem puzzling to
LAS VEGAS – Writers and team officials called for a running clock or the Mercy rule Monday afternoon at the Cox Pavilion when the New York Knicks opened up a 73-33 lead over the Charlotte Hornets. The 95-72 final score pushed the Knicks to 3-0.The team’s play has been an endorsement of the triangle offense Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher are implementing in New York. Players are sharing the ball and fluidly moving the ball to the open man, which
LAS VEGAS- Shabazz Napier has a set of skills you all know about; the slick handle, the pick-your-pocket defense and the winning pedigree with UConn’s national championship in April as Napier’s collegiate capstone. The other skills he needs to pick up as his rookie season approaches will help determine how well the Miami Heat can fare in South Florida’s post-LeBron James era. With James gone, Napier is now a much more important part of the team than Miami management imagined.
CHARLOTTE HORNETS 2014-15 Offseason Additions: G Lance Stephenson, F Marvin Williams, G Brian Roberts 2014 Draft Picks: F Noah Vonleh, G P.J. Hairston Draft Picks Coming: 2019 second round (Miami) Draft Picks Going: 2016 second round (to San Antonio, protected 31-55) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Tyrus Thomas (2013) PLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Al Jefferson $13,500,000 $13,500,000Lance Stephenson $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $9,410,000Marvin Williams $7,000,000 $7,000,000Gerald Henderson $6,000,000 $6,000,000 M. Kidd-Gilchrist $5,020,000 $6,330,000 $8,260,000Cody Zeller $4,030,000 $4,200,000$5,320,000 $7,010,000Bismack Biyombo $3,870,000 $5,480,000 Kemba Walker $3,270,000 $4,680,000Gary Neal $3,250,000Brian Roberts $2,730,000 $2,820,000Noah Vonleh $2,520,000 $2,640,000 $2,750,000 $3,510,000 $4,750,000 Jannero Pargo $1,450,000P.J. Hairston $1,150,000 $1,200,000 $1,250,000 $2,260,000 $3,330,000 Jeffery Taylor $920,000TOTAL SALARY $63,810,000 $62,850,000 $26,990,000 $12,780,000 $8,080,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer BACK TO TEAM SALARY INDEX
12:12 a.m. Eastern -Billy King could not talk about the 59th and 60th picks on record but those deals should be finalized by the end of the night. Xavier Thames and Cory Jefferson, who were selected by other teams, will be Nets. 11:53 p.m. Eastern -Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the newest Knicks player. He hopes to bring energy and effort to the team, he told reporters. 11:44 p.m. Eastern -The Knicks just took Thanasis Antetokounpo, the older brother of Milwaukee’s Giannis. He played for Delaware in the