Jason Kidd didn’t just burn a bridge with the Nets. He basically set it ablaze with an entire gas station’s fuel supply. Once groomed to be the face of the franchise, Kidd will now have all his images removed from Barclays Center – perhaps even his retired jersey hanging from the rafters.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS 2014-15 Offseason Additions: G Jared Dudley, G Jerryd Bayless, G Kendall Marshall Draft Picks: F Jabari Parker, F Damien Inglis, F Johnny O’Bryant Draft Picks Coming: 2015 second round (Atlanta); 2016 second round (New Orleans, protected 56-60); 2016 second round (Sacramento, 56-60); 2017 first round (LA Clippers, protected 1-14) Draft Picks Going: 2019 second round (to Brooklyn) Trade Exceptions: None Over/Under: Under the cap Amnesty Provision: Used on Drew Gooden (2013)PLAYER 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19Larry Sanders $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000O.J. Mayo $8,000,000 $8,000,000Ersan Ilyasova $7,900,000 $7,900,000 $8,400,000Zaza Pachulia $5,200,000 $5,200,000Jabari Parker $4,930,000 $5,150,000 $5,370,000 $6,780,000 $8,140,000Jared Dudley $4,250,000 $4,250,000Brandon Knight $3,550,000 $5,050,000Jerryd Bayless $3,000,000 $3,000,000John Henson $1,990,000 $2,940,000 $4,090,000G. Antetokounmpo $1,870,000 $1,950,000 $3,000,000 $4,190,000Khris Middleton $920,000Kendall Marshall $920,000Nate Wolters $820,000 $950,000Johnny O’Bryant $600,000 $850,000 $980,000Damien Inglis $510,000 $850,000 $980,000TOTAL SALARY $55,460,000 $57,090,000 $33,820,000 $21,970,000 $8,140,000Player Option Team Option Qualifying Offer BACK TO TEAM
In what should have been a quiet Saturday evening around the NBA, was anything but as news spread that Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd has permission to speak with the Milwaukee Bucks about a potential role. The news was first reported by Tim Bontemps of the New York Post. After denying Jason Kidd’s demand to oversee basketball operations, Nets have given Bucks permission to speak to him: http://t.co/vVxb7YxkGn The news comes as a surprise for several reasons, the most glaring being
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
It what seems like a never-ending soap opera, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly split on Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker. As things stand, I get the sense that the Cavs prefer to trade the top overall pick in Thursday’s draft. And if they do, I expect Joel Embiid to be a very real possibility if the Cavs move down. The significance of LeBron James opting out is that it comes early enough that all teams looking to make a play for him
The Milwaukee Bucks are working out potential second round picks on Thursday, per a team release. Guards Deonte Burton (Nevada) and Xavier Thomas (San Diego State) will be joined by forwards C.J. Fair (Syracuse), Victor Rudd (South Florida), JaKarr Sampson (St. John’s) and Nedim Buza (Spars Sarajevo). Burton is the 37th ranked player in the DraftExpress top 100, Fair is 72nd and Sampson is 82nd. Milwaukee has the 36th and 48th picks, so they’ll have a chance to take a couple of
Thursday afternoon the NBA unveiled the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Team, celebrating this past season’s top young athletes. One name you will not see on the the team is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ No.1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, who only played in 52 games, averaging 4.2 points and three rebounds in just 12.8 minutes per game. He is just the fifth top overall draft pick to miss the All-Rookie team in 26 years. There were quite a few young rookies deserving of the
So, we all come out of the NBA draft lottery knowing more about Mallory Edens than we do about the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. And that is not really a bad thing. The young Ms. Edens is a viral commodity today, and we should expect that she will have no problem getting a prom date as she finishes her final month of 12th grade and makes every red-blooded American male become a Milwaukee Bucks fan. Can’t remember this much commotion